Yum Yum Time
Feeding my all-things-mini obsession, I purchased my second set of these adorable bowls. Yum Yum Dishes™ measure four ounces, the perfect size for portioning snacks. They come in a set of four, one of each color. In this American “Super Size Me” society, it’s hard to stop munching after one serving, let alone even know how much one serving really is. Many parents purchase these adorable servers for children’s snacks, but they’re perfect for any size person. For instance, fill a bowl with chips and, magic, you have an actual serving instead of the whole bag temptation. Life is too serious for us to take our snacks seriously, so the cheery message at the bottom of the bowl, “Yum Yum Time is over,” is our extra credit for eating healthy portions. Of course, I haven’t only used these for snacks. I serve condiments in them because who wants an ugly ketchup bottle sitting on the table?! One or two of these little guys has been known to sneak on my desk, holding paper clips as well. The price of $22/set is as miniature as the bowls themselves.
Tracy Adler first introduced The Yum Yum Dish™ at her former restaurant, Café on the Square in Asheville, North Carolina. There, she served appetizers and desserts in these adorable bowls to help her customers portion control. Amen! GG wants to know when others will catch on! I purchased a set of these for my bro and sis-in-law long before my little niece was born. They loved the bowls for snacking themselves and, as you can see in the picture below, they’re perfect now for feeding the newest member of the family complete meals:
On a serious side note, Tracy sold her restaurant in preparation to move her family to Atlanta to live closer to a major university hospital. Her eight year-old son, Elliot, was diagnosed with CMT – Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. CMT is one of the most common, incurable neurological disorders that affect 1 in 2,500 people. Elliot’s nerves are dying beginning with his toes, and there is desperate need for a cure. To read more about Elliot’s courageous fight against the disease and/or to donate to H.E.L.P., Help Elliot Live Proud, visit his blog at Elliot’s Corner. Tracy graciously gave Grading Girl one set of Yum Yum dishes for a poetry contest last year. Check out the winner and deets of that contest here: GG’s First Giveaway. Additionally, discover the whole story behind the Yum Yum dishes at www.yumyumdish.com and pick up your own set. They are worth every penny (and they’re not too many pennies, at that!).
Grading Girl gives these bowls an A for adorableness and practicality, plus bonus points for excellent customer service. Grading Girl gives Elliot and the Adler family an A+ for their courageousness in fighting CMT!! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.