Thursday, March 11, 2010

Girlfriends Having Fun

Good Morning Company Girls, I'm looking forward to sharing with you this morning about a very fun adventure that my girlfriends and I had yesterday.

Several years ago a group of my girlfriends and I formed what we call "The Birthday Club." We like to refer to ourselves as the "Formidible Women. Now you can make of that what you want to. ~smile~You might say, "we are a force to be reckoned with." ~chuckle~ We have about 3 outings a year and the latest "birthday girls" get to decide what that outing will be.

Here we are preparing to leave at 6:20AM this morning.

The latest group decided it might be fun if we attended a Viking Cooking School. They found one in Ridgeland, MS (about 2 hrs. 15 minutes from us).

We arrived about 8:45 and got registered, pottyed and looked around the kitchen. Of course, everything was neat and in order and all of our places were filled with everything we would need to make the "menu of the day."

Our chef/teacher was Matt and he was just delightful and had more than his share of patience for sure. There were 12 of us in the class and I'm sure we sounded like a bunch of elementary kids all trying to ask the teacher a question at the same time.

Everything on the menu were items that we had certainly never cooked before and while we might never choose that menu again, it was indeed a lot of fun to make the various offerings on the menu. We learned several little tid-bits in the "how to" department and some of us got to experience using a cooking torch for the first time. ~wink~ Yes, it was me!!! What fun, I may just have to get one of those.

Once we had finished cooking everything on the menu, we all at down at a large table and enjoyed the "fruits of our labor." Doesn't it look delicious! Let me tell you that dessert was sweet enough to last me a lifetime. WOW! A little definitely went a long way! I bet you can taste all the sugar just looking at it. ~smile~

The "Formidible Women with our illustrious chef, Matt. I bet he's never had such
a fun group of women as us. ~smile~

It was a fun day for all of us and sharing fun with friends just adds so much "spice to life" and I thank God for each one of these dear ladies. We've shared a lot through the years, happy times, sad times and everything inbetween. But, isn't that what friends are for? You bet!

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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. What a fun group and a fun thing to do! This sounds like a great tradition. I wonder where you will go next?

  2. What a brilliant idea! And a visit to a cookery school sounds like a whole lot of fun - even if you did have to get up so early! It's great to get some kitchen inspiration.

    Have great weekend,

  3. What a fun day!! I'll have to find me some birthday girls too. A TORCH! WOW!!

  4. Yay a cooking school, I would love to do something like that and to do it together with good friends, oh my what a blast.

  5. What a FUN idea!! I have to say, my eyes widened at the sight of that dessert - I can only imagine what it must've tasted like. Now I want to do this, too!

  6. What a great idea! That looks like a fabulous trip!

  7. What a wonderful idea! You girls look like a lot of fun! I really wish we could have sampled the fruits of your labor. Looks scrumptious!
    That school is in my neck of the woods...maybe someday I'll have opportunity to do something like that. You made it look like so much fun.
    Have a blessed weekend!

  8. Oh how fun. I would love to do something like that!
    Looks like ya'll had a blast.
    Thanks for sharing your fun!

  9. A cooking class with friends sounds like a BLAST!

  10. Wow, that looks like fun! What was that some sort of banana pudding? That looks SO good.

  11. What a fun idea to do with girlfriends! I hope by visiting your blog, it will be contagious! :)

  12. What a fun idea! I would love to do something like that sometime!!

  13. Formidable women indeed! I love it! What a great group! Sounds like you had an awesome time!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  14. Oh, how fun! I want to be a Formiddable Woman! I would love to try this!

    I always see different recipes--gourmet type--and think I would like to try to do it, but I am either too chicken of the ingredients or don't have the right instruments: i.e. a cooking torch! What a fun way to try out some new recipes!

    Maybe someday! :)

  15. What a fabulous time!!! I've done one cooking class thing and it wasn't even hands on. Boo! But hubby has done it before with his group at work. Looks like a fun time.

  16. What a BRILLIANT club! I love the idea so much! Thanks for sharing it and pictures of your food, too!!! How fun.


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