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WHO'S THAT GIRL: A higher education obsessed foodie who is documenting her life in the kitchen. I love to cook delicious, gourmet-style foods for those I love and always welcome a challenge in the kitchen. With that challenge comes an impromptu nature. I tend to avoid following recipes to the exact, so you are not likely to find very many posted here. Being that I am a Libra and am learning to be free in the kitchen, the story always goes, "A pinch of this and a smattering of that!" Thank you for visiting -- and happy reading!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pampering and Food Entertainment

Nancy and I hosted a Pampered Chef party tonight.

My goodness! What fun!

We had attended a friend's Pampered Chef party about six weeks ago and it turned out to be great fun. Goodness, spending nearly two hours talking about food and food instruments and food techniques?

Yes, turned out it was a good time.

...but how did it turn out that it was a ladies-only event? Not a single fella attended. Hum...

Our specialist, Lori, prepared a pizza using chicken,
a pizza crust that you can purchase in one of those biscuit containers, shredded cheese, tomatoes, salsa verde, onion, a jalapeno pepper and a little bit of olive oil.

I think those were all the ingredients.

Simple, really. I couldn't believe it.

I mean, I have made a couple of homemade pizzas -- made the crust and all, and simply wasn't satisfied, even after more than one hour in the kitchen. 

All told, Lori spent about a half hour actively preparing the pizza and it was in the oven for roughly 20 minutes. Despite that, it was quite flavorful.

Good to know, eh?

Perhaps I will try this technique in the future. But, really, I still would love to learn how to make an amazing crust at home.

With due practice, I am sure.

And while not required, I made a potato salad with chives, mustard, dill and capers, a lettuce salad with an assortment of treats (peppadew, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc.) and a broccoli-based salad. All vegan; all vegetarian. I also baked for an hour, then grilled a rack of pork and a rack of beef ribs.

It was great! We had virtually no leftovers to be seen.

So, yes -- what a wonderful evening! And so great to see some of the ladies I hadn't seen in some time, partially because we have been so busy with school, service and work.


  1. I used one of those pizza crusts some years ago. Really quite good. More recently we get our dough from Sunflower Market. How come no men? Gosh, I wonder what percentage of food bloggers are men versus women?

  2. This gathering sounds like it was indeed a lot of fun. Oh how I wished there were more food bloggers around here.

  3. I totally love Pampered Chef! Their clay muffin pan is one of my favorites right now. It's been awhile since I've been to a party but they are always so much fun :-)



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