Double Dipping: (definition) to insert an already-eaten-from end of a piece of food into a shared dipping sauce.
Have you ever looked suspiciously at a salad bar or at a bowl of dip on a veggie tray? Wondering if anyone has double dipped? Yuck!! I am only partially joking here…I am by no means a huge germaphobe, but as a general rule, I tend to avoid sharing saliva with folks I don’t know well. I am also very practical. For example, there is no way you would ever catch me eating from a tray of veggies and dip being served at an elementary school class party. School age children are not well known for their hygiene and they always seem to be passing around some type of bug. Seriously, there is a reason that we serve them their party treats on a plate instead of having them help themselves. Hand washing simply is not a priority for this age group. Some adults are no better. How about the guy standing next to you in the buffet line who licks the buffalo sauce off his fingers after he eats his serving of wings and then reaches toward the veggie tray? Really?
When I saw this idea on how to serve veggies and dip, I literally slapped myself on the forehead! Sheer brilliance!! So simple yet I had never thought of it…go figure. I now know that this is commonly done at fancy parties and wedding receptions but until now I was clueless. Not anymore!
From this day forward, whether I am hosting a Superbowl party or a kids birthday party, THIS is how I will be serving my veggies and dip. As luck would have it, Discount Party Supplies will soon be carrying a line of elegant mini dishes that will help make my dream a reality. I am not limiting myself to only serving veggies and dip this way. The possibilities are endless. For starters, how about guacamole and chips? Or apple slices and caramel sauce? Or little mini bowls with strawberries and chocolate sauce?
This is truly an historic day in my hostessing history. From this day forward, I have taken a giant step towards eliminating double dipping at all my parties. If you like this idea, share it with all of your friends. Together, we are powerful. Together, we can change the world. One carrot stick at a time.
Lori is a content writer for Discount Party Supplies. She is married with three kids and hosts many family gatherings and parties. In her free time, Lori enjoys taking yoga classes and in her secret life she likes going to heavy metal concerts (but don’t tell the other soccer moms!).