Ok, so what is a “Life Hack”?
A life hack is some thing that makes your life easier, more beautiful or just plain more fun by utilizing the resources around you in a unique, savvy or creative manner.
So, when the opportunity to hang with the fun crew from Tai Pei Asian Foods, learn some fun life hacks including how to make a pinpoint camera from a leftover box and to sample additional flavors of the familiar frozen Asian food line came along, we couldn’t help, but join in on the fun.
We were treated to a night of creative exploration, fun catch-up sessions with other bloggy buddies and ah ha moments while tasting some of the tasty appetizers and reliable entrees that Tai Pei is known for. The first tastes were of the Chicken Egg Rolls and the Chicken Pot Stickers. They were graze-able, easily made and appeared to be enjoyed by all attendees. My favorite was the Chicken Egg Rolls. The crust was nice and crunchy and the filling was flavorful, fresh and absolutely delicious.
Later we sampled the Chicken Chow Mein, Spicy General Ksou’s Chicken (it’s not super spicy, just flavorful) and Beef and Broccoli with Rice. Let me just say that the rices are my favorite. The flavor is cooked into the rice, and while it is tender, it also flavorful. Expect flavors reminiscent of your favorite dishes from take-out but better than most homemade with quality ingredients and clean, fresh flavors. Out of the three my personal favorite was the Beef with Broccoli. I love the meaty flavor, the crisp veggies and the ease of prep. I also love the new packaging. It keeps the texture of the product rather lovely and makes for easy freezer storage.
While different flavors were cooking, Rachel Rushing, creativity master teacher, showed us how to make some really cool life hacks. There was laughter, snacking, tape mastery and our masterful use of our creative education. The result was a pinpoint camera, a modern vase and a succulent holder. These were among the treats that you can make with the versatile packaging remains of your Tai Pei Asian Food dinner, a bit of moxie and some creative skill.
Here is my effort from the pinpoint camera. Once I got the hang of using the tape and got my design in mind, it was such fun watching it come together. I attempted to take a picture of my succulent plant. Try two will happen soon.
Keeping it simple, colorful and fun is the name of the game and the dinner solutions from Tai Pei Asian Foods fit the bill perfectly.
Check out all of the flavors, including the Beef and Broccolli, Chicken Chow Mein and Chicken Egg Rolls, here.
And to score a coupon to bring the goods home, find it here.