Monday, November 15, 2010

Loving what you do

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
-- John Ruskin
For years I avoided Pampered Chef parties.

Then I went to my cousin's party.
Wednesday, Amanda, Rachael and I attended her fifth annual party.
She goes all out cooking and baking several recipes from the P.Chef cookbooks.
Her friend, Susan, is the master chef that comes to teach.
Susan has been a chef for decades.
She L O V E S what she does.
I love watching her work.

Here are a few of the recipes that we watched her make and bake.

Cherry Cheesecake Coffeecake
This coffeecake was amazingly delicious.

Easy Big Batch Cookie Recipe
Eggplant Towers
Pot Cheese and Noodles

Cherry Cheesecake Coffeecake
1 pkg 8oz cream cheese softened
1 egg separated
1/2 t. vanilla or almond extract
2 pkgs crescent rolls
1 cup canned cherry pie filling
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 t. milk

Big Batch Cookie Recipe
1 pound butter {use butter / not margarine}
2 and 3/4 cups flour
1 pkg white cake mix
in small bowl micro 2 sticks butter
slice remaining butter into 1/2 inch pieces
add to melted butter toss to coat
allow butter to stand 3-5 mins

sift flour and cake mix together using a small mesh colander bowl into a regular mixing bowl
add butter all at once and blend until smooth
shape dough into cookies or use a cookie press

Eggplant Towers
Artichoke hearts
onions and tomatoes

Pot Cheese and Noodles
Egg Noodles
Farmers Cheese
Onions and Salt

Susan not only taught us some amazing recipes...
She also taught us that loving what you do makes work sweet.
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
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I'll think about these as I get ready for work this week!
Wishing you a week doing the things you


Julie Harward said...

I think these parties are fun..and I love the kitchen gadgets I have collected over the years too. Thanks for sharing the recipes...have a great week! ;D

It's me said...

That looks delicious!!!...yammie......happy new wek Ria.....

Diana said...

I love pampered chef parties, the food is always good. But you know me and cooking!!
I KNOW that you love what you do Maria, it shows! Love Di ♥

Wanda..... said...

Another lovely post, Maria. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, will definitely try the recipes! The Cherry Cheesecake Coffeecake is so simple. I've made similar individual turnovers before...this is a great would make a perfect "wreath" for Christmas morning!

The Captain's Daughter said...

I love Pampered Chef parties!

Since 1999, I have attended every party I've been invited to, and I've sold their products, (off and on, for almost as long!)

I have a kitchen full of products to prove it!

So what did you buy!? What's your favorite PC tool? Do tell!

Barb said...

Oh, Maria, I'm reading your post early in the AM - I haven't eaten yet. I sure wish I had a nice big slice of the cherry coffee cake to go with my tea.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Aah, wonderful quotes and I like the 'love what you do, it makes work sweet' very much. I think you love your work as a teacher a lot, don't you? I am thinking about you telling your students about the distance between the European countries. That us Europeans can rather easily travel to a neighbor country. I mean to teach at that level is awesome. Letting your students float away in their minds to far a way countries and have themselves to think about the differences like that. Oh, I wish I spoke English better so I could use correct sentences and words to make myself clear.
You do think outside out of the box enormously, sweet friend.
Much love for a happy Monday and you must have a big slice for me of that gorgeousness I'm looking at right now ^_~

koralee said...

Now those sound easy to do and soooo yummy...that cherry delight has me running to the store to buy the yummies to whip one up..only thing is there is only 3 of us in the house now and I know I would eat the whole thing.

Maybe on the weekend..when I have some people over.

Hope your Monday is going well...these weeks just fly by.

Your Thanksgiving is next week...what fun! That must mean you get a day off...or two?

Hugs and thanks for sharing all the goodness....xoxo

Bela said...

MARIA, what a delicious post I find here today!!!!

I hope your week is that sweet and funny!! Love!! Bela.

Gloria said...

Beautiful and yummy photos! It looks like that was a very fun party!

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

Your first snowfall pics were so pretty...:)
Sweet blessings to you, dear Maria!
xoxo Gloria


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~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Maria, I was thinking about you and I thought I pop by to wish you a wonderful Wednesday.
It's early evening here and I am all curled up on my couch accompanied by my blue cup of tea and my laptop.
Much love to YOU xxxxx