Ladies, I have a couple of shows under my belt now, but I have one problem that is kind of looming in my head. My first show was with a friend, so I offered to buy the recipe ingredients just to get started. I did my prep work at home and brought them to the show with me. ( I kind of shred half the cheese, then demo half so the whole thing is not too long). Since then, I have had the hosts purchase the ingredients, but I must say I rather when I had bought them. I put brand names when necessary with the shopping list I send, but almost ALL the time, something is not right!! My last host bought the garlic already peeled in a jar!! It just keeps happening to me! I also feel like I am all in the hosts kitchen, as I try to prep before the show and put all the ingredients in my prep bowls. Then I am washing all the stuff I used to half chop, shred, etc. , so it can be clean for the demo. I don't like it at all! I have never been to a PC show before I joined, so I don't know if I am doing it all wrong. If I am, please forgive me for my ignorance! I just feel like I would much rather bring the ingredients to the show, already prepped, but I don't know if it is cool to ask the host to reimburse me. How do you ladies overcome this? Am I just crazy?? Any suggestions???