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Pampered Chef: Theme Show Large Mexican theme show help needed...

  1. My day care provider is having a show for me. She has 16 coming. Here is my current menu:

    Mexican lasagne
    molten lava cake
    mini mexican corn bread (premade the night before)
    chips and pineapple salsa

    I am afraid this is not going to be enough food. I also need an alcoholic drink for the quick stir pitcher. Any ideas???

    Many thanks,
    Laura
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Sorry, I have absolutely no advice for you. I just keep picturing the "Large Mexican" you're doing the theme show for. ;) LOL!
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  3. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    As far as the alcoholic drink- the Margarita recipe that I got from others on this site is excellent!

    1 Corona Beer (I used a 7 oz bottle, and it seemed perfect!)
    2- 12oz cans Sprite or 7-Up (a lemon lime soda)
    1 can of frozen limeade
    1 cup Tequila ( The third time I made this, I was able to cut this to 2/3 cup and not notice a huge difference in taste)

    That's it! It's so good!!!! My MIL and my Mom both had several glasses (and my mom doesn't drink much ever!) I myself drank 3-4 small glasses (on the rocks)....it's not overly strong.

    As far as the food, I think you have plenty -IMHO. The lasagne makes alot. The salsa does make alot too! (And it's excellent!) Depending on what type of cake you are doing, if you are doing a fluted stone molten cake, it makes a full cake.

    WIth the variety you are putting out, I'd think they'll have plenty.
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  4. Rae- You are too funny.

    Thanks for the recipe for the margaritas. We will do this. Will a double batch fit into the family size quick stir pitcher???
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  5. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    It should, yes. The recipe I gave you above was in my 2 qt Quick-stir pitcher...so doubling should be just fine in the Family-Size.

    Have fun. :D
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  6. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    why are you making so much food????

    We make one recipe so everyone can see how our tools can be used and then everyone gets a TASTE.
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  7. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Everyone does it a differently. Whatever works!:D

    Most of my shows, it ends up being more than just a taste. I like to cook - I like to demo the products - and I like to feed people.:love: I almost always only demo one recipe, but I also often have a 2nd recipe that is mostly made ahead. My hosts often will also make other things to compliment what I am demoing. It's just the way I like to do things, and with all due respect, there is NOTHING in our official PC training that says we only make one recipe, and everyone only gets a taste.;)
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  8. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I know there are lots of ways to do shows.

    I tend to keep them as simple as possible, so guests may say, "I think I can do what she is doing." But food does often equal fun, so I keep that in mind too. I think it is a balancing act.
     
  9. The main reason is that I know everyone that will be there. Also there will be a lot of people. My host is willing to buy the food so why not???

    I am really only doing a demo for the mexican lasagna, molten lava cake and how to use the pineapple wedger. I plan to cut up the rest of the salsa things ahead of time. Really I would not call the margaritias a demo. Just through everything in and mix....

    Thanks for the input.

    Laura
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  10. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I would like to apologize for my short and insensitive post. I was not having a very good day yesterday.

    Sounds like your show will be a lot of fun. Good luck!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  11. as for the alcohol drink. I made the mojitos at a party and they were a huge hit!!! They are in the past 2008 spring seasons best i think... Have fun!!!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  12. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I've heard that the lemon-tinis in the current SB are good too.
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  13. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    They are DElicious! I make them OFTEN...well not THAT often ;)

    However, for a Mexican theme I'd go with the Margarita recipe posted. Yummy too!

    Good luck and have fun!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  14. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I've never had a show for large mexicans, LOL. I've met a couple of them though.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  15. JaimeAnnR

    JaimeAnnR Member

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    haha oh my goodness the 'large mexican' side convo cracks me up!

    sounds like a fabulous menu! i want to come! :)
     
    Apr 18, 2009
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