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Pampered Chef: Quick Main Dish Demo

  1. pattikake

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    I need some ideas ... host wants me to demo a 'quick' main dish and doesn't want to use the microwave. What are some of your favorite quick dishes?
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  2. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I was on a kick with a string of hosts who wanted the Spinach Carbonara Pizza. It is so good. You need to cook the bacon on the stove for the best flavor (could be done ahead of time if you can't use the stove during the demo,) You do use the microwave to wilt the spinach, but I'm not sure if your host meant she doesn't want to use her microwave at all or just didn't want a meal that is cooked in the microwave.

    The 3 Cheese Garden Pizza is also a well loved and pretty easy recipe.
     
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  3. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Clubhouse Chicken Squares - classic and ALWAYS a hit!
     
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  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad - quick and very good!
     
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  5. peichef

    peichef Veteran Member

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    deluxe cheeseburger salad or garden ranch pizza :)
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  6. floccies

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    Tomato Basil Squares -- well loved and EASY EASY EASY!
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  7. kkimpinski

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    Three-Cheese Garden Pizza. My husband and I love this recipe.
     
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  8. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    The New California Club Pizza is really good. Don't skip the bacon. Cook it as directed before the show.
     
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  9. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    one of our fabulous salads (Asian citrus is my favorite)
     
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  10. pattikake

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    Thanks everyone! I was hoping to use our skillet .. I've done the Asian Pork Noodle thingy .. but haven't done much else .. any skillet ideas? Also, can we easily convert the microwave DCB recipes for use in the oven?
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  11. Chef Endora

    Chef Endora Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Skillet Lasagna.
     
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  12. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I know you can do the Mexican Chicken Lasagna in the oven, it takes twice as long (you are just heating it through). However it wouldn't be a good demo using the oven because it would take to long before the guests eat.
     
  13. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    I agree! Awesome demo. I pair it with the Garlic Bites.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  14. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    I make the Quick Chicken Primavera Risotto in the 12" Skillet at home all the time, and it's great. Just have the host cook the chicken ahead of time if you can, and the rest is a snap! It was in a Season's Best a few seasons back.
     
  15. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Creamy One Pot Pasta in the 12" skillet is fantastic.
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  16. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    that is a YUMMY recipe. I need to make that again!
     
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  17. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    My favorite is the Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach and Ham from p. 87 of 29 Min. to Dinner, vol. 1. Quick, easy and incredibly good and surprising how the spinach is cooked/wilted pouring the boiling water from the tortellini on top of it in a strainer. I've made this several times, and twice at shows.
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  18. pattikake

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    Quick question ... can the rice for the Quick Chicken Primavera Risotto be pre-cooked in the Rice Cooker? I'm assuming yes?! I really love the rice cooker, and thought this would be a good way to show the cooker.
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  19. I love the spinach carbonara pizza. To make it even quicker i use the already cooked bacon and just chop it up. Everyone always loves it!!! I was making it once a week for a while for my family.
     
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  20. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    yes, and it's MUCH CHEAPER this way too! That ready rice stuff is EXPENSIVE!!!!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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