Friday, September 23, 2011

Cooking School

 I'm going to step out of my comfort zone and try something new for my little self.  In keeping with the fall excitment I'm feeling, I signed myself up for a cooking class at Southern Seasons in Chapel Hill.  They present a class schedule each month and I'm scheduled for an October class.  It's an interactive class where I will get to work with the cooking school staff preparing a fabulous menu. 

MENU:  Chives Biscuits with three onion spread, pork brochettes with bourbon sauce, sweet potato puree and wilted greens, and pecan bars.

This class will use North Carolina products/ingredients, so it should be interesting, I think.  I've never done anything like this but have always wanted to.  It begins in the evening and lasts for a couple of hours.  This class is small, about 12 of us.  Have any of you joined a cooking class before?  Maybe you can give me some hints how it works. I was thinking with the holidays around the corner I would get some good ideas for meals.  I get to wear an apron; how sweet might that be!
BUZZ- BUZZ
As a note of caution and make you more aware about where you're stepping, I stepped into a hole of yellow jackets this past week trying to save a kitten.  I was not able to get the kitten, but the ASPC was contacted.  I could hear the baby meowing so loudly when I stepped out into the darkness at my office about 6:30 this week.  My maternal instinct set in and I started my search in the dark.  When I FINALLY found it, it scooted up the tree. I came back down the hill backwards out of the woods and back into my car when I suddenly saw yellow jackets coming out from my scrubs pant legs.  I was panicked to say the least and immediately getting stung everywhere - my arms, hands, and all up my legs.  I got into our building and ran to the restroom and stripped of everything, bees flying.  By lunch time, I had to break down and go to the pharmacy for some 25 mg Benedryl and a big tube of Afterbite.  Got home early afternoon, more Benedryl (and yes, I was knocked out).  I'm good now, but I cannot tell you what I looked like then.  I am not allergic to bee stings ~ this was just sting reaction and it was horrible.  So, beware of where you step; they're out there.

10 comments:

  1. Ouch! Glad you are okay but that was awful! At least you got a kitty rescued. Pretty high price though. LOL

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  2. Oh my gosh Debi ~ I feel so sorry for what you are going through with all those stings. I do hope you feel better SOON.

    That cooking class sounds wonderful. Have fun.

    FlowerLady

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  3. I had a half dozen take up residence in a bird feeder that I hadn't filled in some time. I pulled the lid off and here they come. Fortunately, I think they were too young, and I never got stung. Good luck with cooking school. I take hints from the shows on TV and my stuff turns out tasting like, ummmm...crap. ;)

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  4. Ouch, lucky you didn't have a more serious reaction. Your cooking class sounds great. I did that a few years ago. Each month we watched the chef prepare a full meal, give us all the tips, tricks and recipes and then we all ate it. It was great.

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  5. Oh gosh, how scary that must have been. How freaky to see them coming out of your pants! I'm glad to hear you're alright. Have fun cooking.

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  6. OMG, how horrible-I feel for you! I'm so glad your OK. And to think you were doing a good deed too!
    The cooking class sure sounds fun. That menu sounds so...good and very southern. My daughter in-law is from the Carolinas and she has to bring sweet potato casserole every carry-in or I don't let her in the door! Mean, aren't I?
    Take care of yourself-Kimberly

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  7. How horrid, yikes, those yellow jackets are very aggressive right now around here too..I'm glad you are alright. - I haven't taken a class but I've watched plenty on TV and have friends that have taken them. All the reports I got were very positive and even if they didn't know how to cook, they had a wonderful time. You will have a great time! xo

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  8. ugh thats the scariest thing ever!!!!!
    I have always wanted to take a cooking class. maybe someday!!! Enjoy!!!

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  9. I had only one sting me in the middle of my back and it was horrible. I can't imagine having multiple stings. I'm glad you're doing better!

    The cooking class sounds like so much fun! I hope you come out of there with a yummy recipe to share!

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