Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cooking Class with Penny

Friday morning Penny Wood was kind enough to do a little cooking class for a few ladies. Space was limited, so we sure would have loved more to come here what she had to say. Penny began the morning with Romans 12:12-13. Hospitality and the spiritual life are connected, and in both we need good tools. Penny mentioned some of her favorite tools found in 1 John 1:9. She encouraged us to strive to spend our "first fruits" in our devotion to God, otherwise our hospitality would be in vain.
This sure spoke to me!
We learned great tips about cutting oranges, sharpening knives, making candied nuts, etc.

Here's the yummy dishes we learned to make...
 Marinaded Chicken
Lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, and olive oil.
We cooked this in a nonstick skillet. The key was to let the pan get very hot before putting the chicken in. Only flip the chicken once!
 Mediterranean Orzo
Olive oil, garlic, onion, orzo, water, artichoke hearts, capers, olives, and grated Parmesan cheese.
 Green Salad with Fresh Orange Segments
Romaine, celery, caramelized onions, oranges, craisins, candied chopped nuts.
Honey Mustard Dressing
Garlic, lemon juice and zest. Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Macerated Berries over Vanilla Ice Cream
I didn't get a photo of dessert, but it was delicious!
Thank you Penny for equipping us to practice hospitality with the right heart and healthy tips. 

1 comment:

Maryn said...

Wonderful time with delicious results!