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Pampered Chef: Small stumbling - Picky eaters

  1. pelamm

    pelamm Member

    Well, tonight was my first night to debut some PC cooking in my home. My husband had invite a friend and her kids from work over for dinner, and I prepared the Lemon Herb Chicken Ring. Well, about half an hour before they were supposed to get here, she called and bailed. OK, fine, more for us. Well, neither my husband or son cared for the recipe. "Too lemony." "Would have been better with biscuits than croissants." So I have about half to take for work tomorrow. I hope it reheats well.

    Other than that, everything works great. I am in "practice" mode using everything (this is my second use of the stone). Took me a while to get the zester to dig in, though, and my hand cramped.

    Anyone else deal with picky eaters at home? How do you practice recipes - just make and take to work?
    Apr 16, 2005
  2. rachelpc

    rachelpc Novice Member

    I have found that the rings don't reheat well.the bread gets chewy and sometimes soggy.I eat it anyway, but fyi
    Apr 16, 2005
  3. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

    chicken ring

    I love the lemon herb chicken ring I thought it was delicious! I'm surprised they didn't like it. I actually didn't use lemon juice from a lemon because I didn't have one at the time. (I used lemon juice from the bottle :eek: ) So I didn't think mine was that lemony. Maybe thats why they thought the lemony taste was strong. You guys are right about reheating rings although they are still yummy. Maybe if they were reheated in the oven they would taste better? Anyone know? I've never tried that. My first month as a pampered chef consultant I only made PC recipe's for dinner. My husband was thrilled because he loves PC food. :p So every night for a month I practiced using the PC tools with the recipes. It was an easy and fun way to get in practice!
    Apr 16, 2005
  4. acherry

    acherry Member Gold Member

    A tip

    Here is a tip for you. I never put lemon juice in the Lemon Herb Chicken Ring recipe. Instead, I bake the chicken with a lemon pepper seasoning prior to making the recipe.
    After the ring bakes, I then zest, score and slice the lemon for garnish around the stone. It takes fabulous this way!
    Hope this tip helps!
    Apr 16, 2005
  5. pelamm

    pelamm Member

    Hmmmm, I didn't use juice, I used zest... maybe if I had cut that in half. Still leaves me with the crescent-roll-complainer. :p LOL
    Apr 17, 2005
  6. PamperedGinger

    PamperedGinger Advanced Member

    If you reheat it on the stone, it will not be nasty. If you have the small bar pan, you can reheat it in the toaster oven without having to fire up the oven.
  7. luvs2sellit

    luvs2sellit Advanced Member

    The recipe for the Lemon Herb Chicken ring does not call for lemon juice, only the zest. I have made this at numerous shows and everyone just raves about the flavor that the lemon zest adds. Try it with just the zest. Good luck :D
    Apr 17, 2005
  8. pelamm

    pelamm Member

    I reheated in the small oval baker (still just have my starter kit) and only had access to microwaves. It wasn't really crispy, but at least it wasn't slimy.
    Apr 17, 2005
  9. lde1403

    lde1403 Member

    crescent roll issure

    Hey - what you can do to use the biscuits is use the stoneware muffin pan, flattened each biscuit lay it across the muffin area and put your mixture in there - forms a little purse - VERY good that way too!!!
    Apr 18, 2005
  10. ladybug

    ladybug Member

    Adressing picky eaters

    When testing recipes, I do not use my children unless it is a children's recipe! Or dessert, and even that is iffy) I find they are not into rings, and all the other "cute" dishes PC is in to.. they like what they are used to. Unless it is a variation of something they know, (like pizza,etc) then maybe.

    My husband and I test the recipes together, and I just really try to be honest with myself... if I don't love it I can't make it for any one else. In my short time with PC I have found that the biggest thing you can sell is your enthusiasm and honest belief about what you're doing~ if you don't love it, it won't come across well at all. We're here to show them the great part of PC, whether it is the products, recipe or yourself. The hubby is a good sounding board, however, I've found.

    My opinion only: I wouldn't try a recipe on people at work. What if they don't like it?? I don't work, but aren't they potential customers, hosts, recruits?? Why give them the impression that PC has some mediocre or downright yucky recipes?? (although I haven't found that, it is personal taste). We don't sell the recipe, but it still gives an impression.

    Take this all with the finest grain of salt, I am new to PC and may not know one thing I am talking about! I am just saying common sense stuff that I thought while reading the post :)
    Apr 19, 2005
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