I had a great time last night at Stonewall Kitchen in York, ME, teaching another cooking class. It wasn’t quite sold-out, but that was entirely my fault. A few months ago, when I was planning the class, I came up with the semi-brilliant idea of doing a class on party foods. Which of course, meant doing a Super Bowl Party-themed class. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Until a couple of weeks ago, when our beloved Patriots kinda/sorta croaked. Then it became a really dumb idea. So a client of mine suggested that I change the name to “Cabin Fever Party Foods.” I did that for this Thursday’s class at UMass/Amherst. But it was too late to change the name for the Stonewall class. Heavy sigh.
So, on a cold night in Maine, we had 15 people, who had a GREAT time, with a terrific menu. One of the dishes was my world-famous Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn. It went over well, as did the mini-Reuben sliders and the chocolate chip, walnut, and oatmeal cookies. A great winter menu. Actually, it’s a great year-round menu, too. Chili in the summer? Yup.
And as I do with every class, we had a trivia question, with the winner receiving a Chef Bill apron (home edition, of course…). The winner was Jeffry Burke, of Tuftonboro, NH. It was a fun night all around..