Friday, August 27, 2010

Baking With Betty - Day One

As you all know, I went to the Baking With Betty Event in Minneapolis this past Monday and Tuesday. It was really exciting. There were 30 bloggers invited. A combination of food, mommy and frugal living bloggers. All very interesting women, from all over the US.

Upon arrival to the hotel, we were all greeted with name badges and swag bags.

Some great Betty Crocker baking tools.

The event for the evening was a dinner cruise around Lake Minnetonka. A beautiful lake, surrounded by big beautiful homes. The weather couldn't have been better. We spent most of the cruise on the top deck enjoying the perfect weather.

There was a little snack bar.
Nachos and dip.

And Chex Mix sprinkled with dill. Interesting, but tasty, if you like dill.

There was also a bar. I ordered a lemonade spiked with a touch of blueberry vodka. I requested it be made weak, since I am nursing. But it was still really good. The rest of the night I sipped on water.

Dinner wasn't great. But it was dinner and by this time, I was starved.
Fried chicken, cheesey potatoes, salad and a roll.

After dinner these tastey little treats were passed out.
Blueberry-Lemon creamy little bars of goodness.

The cruise was a great start to the event that provided a chance for all us bloggers to get to know one another.
Disclaimer - General Mills footed the bill for the entire trip. Airfare, hotel, transportation, food - everything.