I've been teaching just the main course when I host class, but now Marilyn Monroe has raised the bar! I know what I plan to teach for our next cooking class at my house, but I've got to think of some tasty sides to teach as well. Hmmm.....
Louis also joined us for cooking class, and he and Henry (Marilyn Monroe's pup) played. And then Louis heard a noise. And became a scaredy pups. Again.
And sometimes, when I can't see his face, I'm pretty sure he is just pretending to be a scaredy pups...and really just wants to be snuggled :-o
Anyway, on with it!
We began with the Meatloaf. Now, let me say that I am NOT a fan of meatloaf. My mother would make it when I was growing up, and all could taste was catsup. I would beg for her to make me a plain hamburger instead. I detest meatloaf.
BUT...I decided to try it again. Now that my taste buds have emerged from their Chicken Tender & French Frie coma, I thought that perhaps my opinion would be different. And besides, this meatloaf is Marilyn Monroe's mama's recipe. And her mama doesn't cook anything that isn't delish!
(4lbs of ground chuck. EGADS!)
(peppers, onions, oatmeal, bread crumbs, eggs, catsup and more...)
(2 loafs are made)
(make a valley, of sorts, down the middle of the loaves)
After the meatloaf was ready to go into the oven, it was time for the Brie Mashed Potatoes. BE STILL MY BEATING HEART. Yes, they were just as delish and they sound like they would be!
(an entire wheel of Brie with the rhine removed, plus a bit of butter)
(heavy whipping cream)
Then Marilyn Monroe whips this out to make the Asparagus with Greek Feta Vinaigrette:
Now, I do like Feta Cheese. I do like Greek olives on my salad. And I'm wondering....would this salad dressing be to die for? Hmmmm.... Has anyone tried it before? On a salad? I will tell you this, it's absolutely wonderful on sauteed asparagus!
Tonight I'm going to file my taxes and do some laundry. It doesn't get any more exciting than that! Tomorrow, however, is the infamous Valentines Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction in Smalltown, VA. It should surely prove to give us all types of gossip to discuss ;) And then Super Bowl commercials on Sunday. Notice I said "Super Bowl commercials". That's all I really care about :-o