Tuesday, three of us attended the Taste of Home Cooking School . Lynne and I decided we were going to do it and only told Jane that she owed $25, needed extra cash and was to meet us at 4:15 for an adventure. She was very funny trying to guess what we were going to do as we drove downtown. It had been too long since the three of us had enjoyed a relaxing, fun time together and this definitely fit the bill.
Once we were downtown we parked in the lot across from Memorial Auditorium where the event was taking place then we walked down City Plaza to Shish kabob for dinner. The weather was perfect for outside dining!
I ordered a lamb kabob with pita bread, titziki, rice and hummus. Ohmy gosh the hummus was glorious and I could eat a bowl of tiziki. I ate way to much and felt stuffed.
Jane and Lynne after our delicious meal.
Jane still didn't know what we were doing :) We walked back down to Memorial, shopped at bit at the fresh produce stands then headed into to collect our swag bags of goodies. We were VIPs so we got an extra cool bag stuffed with all kinds of goodness including a cookbook. There were all kinds of sponsor/vendor booths inside. my favorite being The Meathouse, their lemon pepper chicken samples were amazing!!! Soon it was time to find our seat, sixth row and try to stuff our bags under our seats out of the way. Below are some of the dishes made by our chef , Guy Klinzing
Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Pickled Onions and Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Tuscan Bread Salad
(the eggs made Lynne squeamish)
Chex PB & White Chocolate Party Mix
He also made
Raspberry and Mustard Glazed Pork Loin
East Thai Chicken and Rice
Agave Chocolate Cake with Raspberry and Chocolate Glazes
There were many, great door prizes throughout the night and at the end they gave away a stainless steel stove and refrigerator. None of the three of us had to figure out how to get those home but we definitely felt like winners, it was a great evening with great friends.
Have you spent special time with friends lately?