We decided to meet in Delaware this time. We didn't need anything special, we just wanted to get together again. A couple of us would be celebrating our birthdays in October, so that made it a good excuse ;)
I did a little searching and I can't remember what made the idea pop into my mind... but I looked up cooking classes!
Found Celebrity Kitchens that offers cooking demonstrations by local surrounding area chefs for dinner. Thought it sounded different, interesting and I don't know... watching someone else cook your food as a mom is quite freeing!
It turned out to be a great evening! Basically it's like eating at a fine dining restaurant but with the chef cooking in front of you, giving some tips, telling you about what he was doing and providing the recipes to take home with you!! They also offered wine that was paired with the meal.
We had a wonderful and delicious time!
Looking back I don't know why we didn't take a picture of ourselves... but I did get some of the food! ha!
|Curried Scallops with Beet Cous Cous|
|Port Wine Poached Pear with Fig Honey Vinaigrette over Bed of Salad Greens|
|Braised Beef Short Ribs with Herbed Risotto Cake and Wilted Spinach|
|Lemon Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Balsamic Compote|
It was a nice 24 hour escape! I think while I was rested from us just hanging out, I was also exhausted from our non-stop chatting & laughing!
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien