Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Divas In The Kitchen™~ First Chapter

Lake Norman Divas

This Chapter was created September 2008 and held its first meeting in October! It is made up of women from Lake Norman, NC. We share a common "Diva Spirit!" We take pride in ourselves for accomplishing the modern day balance of sophistication and traditional homemaking with zest and flair, but most importantly, the support we have for our community! We started with just 9 women and in one month we have grown to 15...
You can recognize us by our brown and pink accessories and by our BIG HEARTS! We plan on doing different drives throughout the year to help make a difference in our community, as well as a variety of fund raising events to raise money for one local charity.
If you'd like to join our organization, please send us an email at

Join An Existing Chapter
You can join a chapter in your area and will be graciously welcomed as a Pink Polka Dot Member into your new network of diva friends! For information on chapters in your area, send The Divas In The Kitchen™ Foundation an inquiry email message at: The Divas In The Kitchen™ Foundation will receive your message by email and contact you either by phone or email as requested. Your Pink Polka Dot Membership includes club information, a Pink Polka Dot benefits badge (entitling you discounts on The Divas In The Kitchen™ hostess goods), newsletter and email updates! Pink Polka Dot Membership is $20 per year.

Start Your Own Chapter
In starting your own chapter, you become an official Hostess Diva – a position of honor and respect. The Divas In The Kitchen™ Foundation will send you a Hostess Diva Membership package, including club information, an original Divas In The Kitchen™ Chapter Charter, signed by The Divas In The Kitchen™ Foundation, an official Divas In The Kitchen™ rolling pin (our form of "gavel" to call your meetings to order!), a Pink Polka Dot benefits badge (entitling you to discounts on The Divas In The Kitchen™ hostess goods), newsletter and email updates! Hostess Diva Charter Membership is $35 per year.

Each year 10% of your annual dues will go to the organization Spotlighted for the Cookies For A Cause Gala. The remainder of your dues goes to the maintenance fees associated with the operations of our organization.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful group of Divas!

Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner

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