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Pampered Chef: Help! What can go with the Sun-Dried Tomato Tart Squares?

  1. PamperedSD

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    I'm new and I have my 3rd show this Saturday morning. Its someone from work and I asked her about a recipe - she said she didn't care so I offered the Sun-Dried Tomato Tart Squares since its a new fall recipe and I've made it once and loved it. She said yes but now she says "we should offset this not only with fruit but something else". She said she had 5 people coming and this makes a lot. Please help! :eek: What else can I offer with this? I was thinking of asking her if she wanted to do a dump cake in the micro? Its an 11:00 a.m. show. THANKS
     
    Sep 9, 2009
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  2. Shell Northway

    Shell Northway Member

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    Remember we are not cateror's. If she wants to have some fruit dish there, great find a PC recipe and she can make ahead. If you are feeling generous, in a post somewhere yesterday they talked about a fruit cobbler in the DCB. Say if you have 15 or more guest I will be happy to bring a fruit dish, but do not spend all night cooking a full course meal.
     
  3. aslion

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    I would suggest that she might want to make a simple green salad to go with the Tart Squares. But, Shelly is right we are not caterers. When I let my host know what recipes I am offering, I immediately send them a email with the ingredient list at this time I also make some suggestions about what would go nicely with the dish that we are serving so that they can decide if they want to take the time to either prepare or purchase the rest. Like if I am making Chicken Fajitas with fresh salsa and guacamole, I suggest that if they want it to be a whole meal they could pick up some beans and Spanish rice to go with the fajitas as well as chips for the guac and salsa.
     
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  4. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Be sure to check on the size of her microwave. If you have the deep covered baker, this would be a great way to create a desire for it. You could suggest that she get
    a bag of salad mix, so she understands that you will not be preparing all the sides she has on her menu.

    One of my biggest mistakes, over the years, is going along with my hostess' and, in fact,
    catering her party. My trainer has told me time and time again, to simplify and go light on all the stuff I cart to my parties. Only buy the samples I will use, personally. Don't think I have to have every gadget to show at every party. I don't know if anyone learns from someone elses mistakes, but take it for what it is worth.
     
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  5. PamperedSD

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    Thanks so much for all the advise! I agree with you Grandmarita - I only bought the mini kit just for that reason. I like the salad idea, maybe I can use the salad choppers to show them off. I use them at home just for the bag salad almost every night now.

    Forgot to add - she is making up a fruit plate before I get there. I did suggest buying a pineapple to demo the wedger if she wanted to while the tart is cooking.
     
    Sep 9, 2009
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