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  1. chefHLM

    chefHLM Member

    I'm looking for a few recipes that the ingredients can be purchased in bulk and that aren't too expensive. I'm giving away a few shows to add to my June calendar and am only going to be offering one recipe. Any ideas would be appreciated! TIA!!!
    May 16, 2009
  2. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

    Hey Holly.....depends on how many people will be at each show....what about a taco ring, using pie crusts instead of the croissants?

    You can also buy those frozen chicken thighs and make the DCB fajitas....

    If you can find the whole chickens on sale, you can buy a whole bunch of them and freeze them, and make the 30m chicken....

    Depends on your budget, number of shows and guests at each.
  3. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

    30 minute chicken!
    May 16, 2009
  4. jross93

    jross93 Member

    I would say the chicken fajitas in the DCB - depending on how close together your shows are. The peppers, onions and flour tortillas can be bought in bulk as well as the chicken (which could always be frozen) You can get huge bags of shredded cheese and big jars of salsa as well at Sam's club (or other bulk food store) I've had a lot of success with this recipe. It always impresses people. Pluse, you could always do margaritas or mojitos in the QSP to go along with them....
    May 16, 2009
  5. chefHLM

    chefHLM Member

    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'm going to head out and do some price checking...need to hit the grocery store anyways...I make the 30 minute chicken here at home at least once a month and I can get the whole chickens for about $4.50-5 when they actually have them stocked! I've never made the fajitas so I'd like to try them here at home before I offer them. I think I'm going to price pork tenderloin too and maybe offer the BBQ Pork mini sandwiches. I know I'd def like to "showcase" the DCB at these shows.
    May 17, 2009
  6. DeeDee616

    DeeDee616 Member

    Pasta Salad is always a good one-one box of pasta and what ever viggies you have for your own meals (carrtos, brocoli, onion) a can of black olives! you use knives, the chopper, can opener, the measure mix and pour and put it in one of the new collapsible bowls and you're set!
    May 17, 2009
  7. diradt

    diradt Member

    I am doing the same thing and am making the Grilled Chicken Penne in the Season's Best. I did the same thing this week (price checking) and you can go to Aldi's to get the parm cheese, garlic, tomatoes (super cheap). I had the chicken already grilled up (so buy strips in bulk and make at home...or buy preseasoned strips...little pricier but flavor is good)....The basil is pretty pricey but if you can get a bulk amount at a farmers market, that may help.

    Also depending on size of show, it isn't the biggest recipe so maybe plan on a salad or those skillet biscuits. Yummy! Good luck :)
    May 17, 2009
  8. chefHLM

    chefHLM Member

    I'm glad you mentioned pasta salad! I forgot about the mandarin chicken pasta salad! This would be a good summertime recipe! Thanks! :D
    May 20, 2009
  9. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    Hmmm, that sounds interesting... I checked the files and CC and didn't find the recipe... Care to share?
    May 20, 2009
  10. chefHLM

    chefHLM Member

    Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad
    1 t. finely chopped, peeled, fresh gingerroot
    1 garlic clove, pressed
    1/3 c. rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
    ¼ c. orange juice
    ¼ c. vegetable oil
    1t. sesame oil
    1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix
    2 t. sugar

    Salad :
    8 oz. Uncooked bow tie pasta
    ½ cucumber, scored, seeded and sliced
    ½ c. diced red bell pepper
    ½ c. coarsely chopped red onion
    1 package (6oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
    1 can (11oz) mandarin orange segments
    2 c. diced, cooked chicken
    ½ c. sliced almonds, toasted

    1. For dressing, finely chop gingerroot using Food Chopper. In Small Batter Bowl, whisk gingerroot, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, vinegar, orange juice, vegetable oil, sesame oil, soup mix and sugar. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
    2. For salad, cook pasta according to package directions in Professional (8-qt.) Stockpot; drain and rinse under cold running water. Place pasta in Simple Additions Large Bowl.
    3. Meanwhile, score cucumber using Lemon Zester/Scorer; remove seeds using the Corer. Slice cucumber using Ultimate Mandoline; cut slices in half. Dice bell pepper using Chef’s Knife. Coarsely chop onion using Food Chopper. Add cucumber, bell pepper, onion, spinach, mandarin oranges, chicken and almonds to pasta. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Serve immediately.
    May 20, 2009
  11. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    thank you!
    May 21, 2009
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