Lately, I have taken on a little endeavor of helping some of my friends learn more about cooking. It has truly been so much fun. I have some great friends, and during our "cooking lessons" I have been learning so much about them. KLM, thanks for being the awesome women that you are.
In the past one friend came over and learned to make chicken parm, and roasted vegetables. We had a good time. It was nice cooking without a husband watching TV in the living room, or a child running under foot.
Our next cooking lesson consisted of myself, and two of my friends. We sent our children to Mom's Day out, or left them home with Daddy. We made pizza rolls, Shepherd's Pie, and Chicken Enchiladas. We also learned that colanders need to sit in bowls that are larger than they are, but that is another story for another time. The hostess's husband came home at lunch and critiqued the pizza rolls (he wanted a ham and cheese version). We really had a great time.
Today, we learned to make chicken noodle soup from scratch. We had our four children there. My little boy was a very lucky fella, because he was surrounded by three beautiful little girls. We were also later joined by a husband who is apparently a pretty good cook himself. Our hostess has a lovely kitchen, and of course I did a fine job of dirtying it up. For those who don't know, I am a very messy cook.
Though it is nearly 80 degrees here in Charleston today, something about chicken noodle soup is so comforting. Just the smell of it bubbling away on the stove was enough to make you yearn for the days that you would pull on Grandma's apron strings. Of course the conversation was great too. I so enjoy teaching people new things about cooking.
So LMK, I really just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the fun times this morning. I can't wait til our January lesson.