For the past several years we have played the “Dirty Santa” game at our company Christmas party. This year’s version had a “twist” in that we kept the gifts wrapped during the entire pick or steal process. So, you had to size up the table of wrapped gifts and make a selection—or steal a wrapped gift from someone who had already picked. And there were some pretty interesting wrapping techniques clearly designed to provide interest and intrigue.
When we all finally were given the “go” to unwrap our gifts, we ended up with a Quesadilla Maker. At the time I thought it was funny and that it would probably end up at the same place our wok and fondue pot reside – on a shelf in the basement. Last Sunday the Pastor at our church actually made fun of the Quesadilla Maker as a “must have” gift this year and listed it right up there with socks and underwear.
Well, I was totally wrong about the use of our “As seen on TV” gadget. We have used it at least 5 times a week since the party and have gotten pretty creative with the contents of each Quesadilla. From grilled steak and onions to a breakfast version filled with chorizo, eggs and cheese. It’s quick, not too messy and very easy to clean up.
We use After Effects for all of our video graphics. It’s a very versatile tool that allows anyone with a passing understanding of Photoshop or