Long ago and far away, I used to sell Pampered Chef. Needless to say, my kitchen is stocked with every imaginable kitchen tool (most of which I really use). So -- when I was invited to a PC show a few weeks ago, I didn't have that burning shopping enthusiasm that I always hoped guests would bring to my demos. I love Pampered Chef stuff, and still fully believe they are among the best kitchen tools out there -- so I wanted to get something, but I just really didn't have much need.
Thumbing through the catalog, I was getting a little nervous that I was going to have to buy something frivolous (and I don't really do frivolous that well) -- and then I saw it. Spicy Pineapple Rum Sauce.
Now maybe some people don't like the sound of that -- but to me, the name screamed "YUM!!"
I ordered it along with a couple smaller items.
Well, when my goodies arrived yesterday, I immediately started thinking about how I might use it. I drove home from work with the sauce in the backseat of my car calling out all sorts of savory ideas.
A glaze on grilled chicken or salmon. Poured over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers. Warmed and served over vanilla ice cream (I know that may sound nuts, but I have a feeling it would be amazing).
My mouth was watering every one of the 25-mile drive home from work. Yet I knew that I would have to wait at least another day to put the sauce to use. After all, I hadn't planned on any of those things for dinner --- and it was too late in the evening to think about going to the store and getting them.
When I pulled into the driveway, I caught the scent of something heavenly being cooked on the grill. Unsure if it was an aroma coming from our deck or the neighbors, I walked into the house to find my husband standing at the refrigerator in search of "something," and my daughter sitting at the kitchen counter with a beautiful grilled something on the dinner plate in front of her.
"Mom, we would have made one for you, but we didn't know where you were, because you didn't answer your phone."
I was so fixated on her dinner plate, that I couldn't even react. On both Amy and Jeff's plate, sat one beautiful, but incredibly bare-looking grilled tuna steak. Right away, I knew Jeff's head was in the fridge looking for some sort of dipping sauce, so before I even had a chance to say hello, I said, "Oh my gosh, I know just what you're looking for -- and I can help."
I introduced them both to the Spicy Pineapple Rum Sauce...and within a minute they had both let out a sigh of satisfaction.
Thankfully, there was an entire tuna steak for me to enjoy as well -- and darling hubby was good enough to interrupt his own dinner to grill it for me. I poured some of the sauce on top, to enjoy it with every bite. It absolutely did not disappoint.
As long as Pampered Chef keeps that in their catalog, I will never be at a loss for what to buy again. Double delish.