Monday, January 31, 2011
Spam and Anchovies Cooking Club
A few months ago my friend Melissa (Purpose and Perfection) asked a few ladies to get together to form a cooking club. This weekend was the third meeting of Spam and Anchovies. We thought about naming the club Truffles and Tidbits but one of the girls thought it sounded dirty. Spam and Anchovies was born. :)
Vanessa (Crayons in my coffee). She is hilarious and such a good friend. She has a daughter that says and does the funniest things. Make sure to check out her blog to keep up with the happenings in her neck of the woods.
When a person hosts it is their responsibility to select a menu. Everyone brings ingredients and we prepare the meal together, drink some wine and have some good conversation. This months menu was an Asian inspired affair.
Erin (One Particular Kitchen) prepped the chicken by cutting it into bite size pieces and then shaking it up with some cornstarch. This was then coated in egg and then browned before being put in the oven with sweet chili sauce.
egg rolls. There were a few others that stuck a bit. We did leave out mushrooms and I was glad. I would have eaten them anyway. :)
Sweet and Spicy and Sour chicken, rice and egg drop soup. I am pretty sure everyone went back for seconds on everything.
green tea ice cream for all of us earlier in the day. It was very refreshing but one of the ladies said she couldn't get past it looking like Wasabi. :) Another comment was that it looked like pistachio ice cream.