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Pampered Chef: Need Help with a side dish

  1. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Hello all,

    I have a host who wants a SPREAD for a "lunchtime" show...some guests will arrive late, some will stop by and some will stay for the "show". She's making the Strawberry Spinach Salad, Baguettes with Pesto, Tomato & Mozzarella, and the Oil Dippings. She wants to demo the BBQ Pork Tenderloin sandwiches. She wants a side....no potato salad.

    So, it looks like I may have a quick demo with the tenderloin....but I need help on picking a side....preferably one that guests can help prepare and use PC toys.

    I'd appreciate any and all suggestions!
     
  2. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Crimeny that's a lot of food!

    The only side that I can think of for the bbq sandwiches is slaw. lol. I'm sorry that's no help for you!
     
  3. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Maybe a pasta salad, with lots of chopped veggies, etc...show the colander, and different tools, use the measure mix n pour to make an Italian salad dressing to pour over the top.

    Or a dip using one of our spice blends, and veggies for dipping.

    Hmmmm....
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  4. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I know Crystal....that's after I edited and veto'd 2 other appetizers! She's adamant about a SPREAD.

    BeckyD....thanks! Pasta salad is a great idea....

    Keep the ideas coming and wish me luck! Her show is Thursday....she sent out 70 invites!! So far, 9 RSVP...2 Latecomers and 3 outside orders....we're hoping people will just show up. I feel kind of bad that her after show follow up with guests who didn't come will be so long!
     
  5. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    You can make the old deviled eggs recipe...
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  6. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Mmmmm! Those are so good! Easy, inexpensive, and everyone can pipe their own using the EAD!
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  7. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Not a bad idea Janet.....thanks!
     
  8. Rhonskitchen

    Rhonskitchen Gold Member

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    The Colossal Chopped Salad from Season's Best S/S 2007. It is an awesome demo and my guests loved it.
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  9. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Thank you all for the help. She decided she wants to do roasted potatoes!! No demo opp for me....guess I'll be doing A LOT of word pictures....more talking. :( Ah well, here's hoping people appreciate the speedy demo and that I can actually provide a decent presentation.
     
  10. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL - that's funny. I was trying to avoid potato suggestions, because she said no potato salad.

    A great tip I have for roasting potatoes is to use the apple wedger, and wedge the potatoes...toss w/ olive oil and seasonings (I've been loving the oil dipping seasonings, but the rosemary herb has been a long time favorite!) and bake on large bar pan. YUMMY potato wedges!
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  11. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Just wanted to update....show was great! Looks like the host knew her crowd, he he!

    Very little time to do a formal demo....I did a formal talk for all of 6 minutes...roasted potatoes (tossed in garlic and oil then sprinkled with our rosemary mix) was a hit..we ended up making 3 pork tenderloins in 12 m batches, and had people come to me for questions and tips...show is currently at 1100!! There are about 3 more orders coming in. I had one guest follow me to each group to "hear my tips, cause they were great!" (THANK YOU OH GREAT CS GURU'S!!)) and she ordered ALL my favorite items. :)

    2 definite bookings, 1 maybe and 1 possible recruit! Had 4 guests talk about how much they loved "my" style! lol

    Moral? Follow host lead when they know what "their crowd" prefers! How I wish I could take credit for it...but, this one is definitely host credited....just glad I could consult! lol
     
  12. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Congrats! (I can hear Marsha's excitment for you now!!!)
     
    Nov 7, 2009
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