Hi everyone. I recently had a chat with a woman who holds a special place in my heart; The Pampered Chef Lady, Betsy Gold. About 7 years ago when I was still living in the City (that’s Manhattan, for those of you who think it may be San Francisco), my friend, Georgia, invited me to what she thought would be a retro, kitchey (how does one spell “kitche”?) thing to do, but something that I might truly enjoy-A Pampered Chef Party in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I was thrilled to go, had a great time, and was hosting my own in no time.
The initial reaction I got from many of the women in my life who I cajoled into attending my party will stay with me for a long time. For many , I was made the butt of suburban housewife jokes (although I was one of the few native New Yorkers they knew), while some thought it would be fun to hang out with other women, eat some snacks, have a few drinks and go home. I ended up with a huge party with ladies strewn all over the floor.
Little did these women know that they would get caught up in the thrill of the gadget demonstrations, the idea planted in their minds that they, too, would be using that Pampered Chef garlic press to make fabulous and easy meals for their partners. We all enjoyed a girly laugh at the risque demonstration of a certain simulated “act” on a stainless steel sink faucet to get the garlic smell off our hands (yes, rubbing your hands on stainless steel gets the garlic smell off).
All in all, everyone had a great time and bought up hundreds of dollars worth of Pampered Chef products, racking up my free points and allowing me to collect many Pampered Chef items that I still use to this day.
Why fight it? Love your Urban or Suburban cooking self. Betsy’s website is www.pamperedchef.biz/betsygold and you can go to the website to view their products, place an order, schedule a show, plan a fundraiser, or learn more about becoming a Pampered Chef representative.
Here’s an easy Onion Dip recipe that you can make for your guests at YOUR Pampered Chef party. Dip is one of my favorite foods but I don’t like using the soup mix ones because of the hydrogenated oils.
ONION SOUP MIX
3 TBS Dry, minced onion
1 TBS Chicken Broth powder (I use Knorr brand with no Hydrogenated oils)
1/2 TSP garlic powder
Mix with 2 cups sour cream, light, if need be, and enjoy!