My friends and I are still taking advantage of the great perks of having a cooking club. Because of our busy schedules in December, and the location we use was booked up with holiday parties, we haven’t met since November. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to share our November cooking club experience. The plus side is that since I was so busy I had to make all of my meals, so you get to see a photo of each one! (I guess that’s only a plus for my readers, not so much for me since I am now out of freezer meals.)
The most fun was had when we teamed up and stuffed manicotti! Everyone used different methods to fill them, some used their hands or spoons. My manicotti partner and I practiced piping the filling from a storage bag and finally came up with a system that worked fairly well. We must have looked ridiculous, and the things we had to say to each other didn’t sound quite right, but it was so much fun! This is the one prepared meal that I forgot to photograph. The picture above is the finished product of my friend, Kat. Looks great! To see more of her meals and tips, visit her blog Mom on the Go in Holy Toledo.
The Shrimp Creole was my husbands favorite. He only wished that I would have taken the time to take the tails off of the shrimp ahead of time. I’ll admit it would have been nice, but this was about saving time. I didn’t mind taking them off as I ate. I will definitely assign that job to him next time I make this dish.
Italian Lemon Chicken – This was the easiest to prepare. We definitely need to do more like this!
Layered Enchilada Casserole – Everyone loves a mexican lasagna! There are so many different recipes it’s hard to choose a favorite, but this was right up there with some of the best I’ve tried.
Royal Thai Thighs had mixed reviews from the cooking club. Some of us thought it was the best of the month, others didn’t care for it so much. I think it just depends on whether or not you’ve had thai food before. If not, I think this is a good one to start with. Maybe thai food is an acquired taste?
To see the recipes and methods that we used in November, view my Cooking Club page of this blog.
We try to have a couple of recipes that require a little cooking, and a couple that don’t need to be cooked at all, just assembled.
We always have such a great time! I would really encourage you to get a group of friends together and try it, as well.