Thursday, February 14, 2013

~Date Night In Paris and Simple & Sweet Fridays #50~

For Christmas our children gave Stan and me a cooking class at
 Sur La Table.
The class was
 Date Night: An Evening in Paris!
We just went on Sunday and had such a good time.
It was the closest we could get to Paris and
You know how much 
I love Paris.
We learned new cooking skills about using different herbs and how to make wonderful recipes.
Chef Andrew Young was very informative 
and lots of fun as a teacher.
They had t.v. screens and viewing stations everywhere.
Every couple shared a cooking station, it was a hands on class.
We first made a 
Frisee Salad with Champagne-Tarragon Vinaigrette.
It was a very simple salad using fresh greens and fresh herbs.
It was perfect!
Then we made a 
Brandied Pear Galette.
We learned how to make a flaky pie dough,
and added some marinated dried currants, brandy, fresh pears, and a little more ingredients 
and a delicious Brandied Pear Galette was created!
This was cooking while we made the main course.
 The Herbed Chevre Souffle was light and airy.
So Tasty!
We then learned about searing salmon.
And we learned about making the most delicious Beurre blanc sauce which means, "white butter" in French.
The Dish was called
Seared Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc.
We had a wonderful meal and we made it ourselves,
the best part! Hope you can experience a cooking class too.

Wishing You All A Wonderful Valentine's!
A special thank you for all your support and inspiring comments.
We've loved each and everyone.
Thank You!

Happy Thursday everyone!
Last weeks Simple & Sweet Favorites! 
Go check out The Country Farmhome's post My Blue Haven--Simplifying the Bath!
Dru will show you how to have a simple bathroom with a farmhouse look. Love the tub!
Be sure to check out Dru's blog! 

Go check out Chateau-Chic's post Lavender and Green!
Mary Alice has the prettiest vignette using lavender and green. The colors are a wonderful combination for Spring!
Be sure to check out Mary Alice's blog!

Go check out So Much Better With Age's post Party Invitations & Party Favors!
Jamie has an adorable party for her daughter's first birthday. You'll love her creative ideas!

Go check out Jamie's blog!

Go check out Sweetbriar Dreams post Memories of Summer!
Chel shares her beautiful summer garden photos. Lavender is one of her favorites!
Be sure to check out Chel's blog!

Go check out Ivy and Elephants post Love is in the Air!
Patti and Paula will inspire you with their beautiful romantic treasures. The Valentine cherubs are so sweet!
Be sure to check out Patti & Paula's blog! 

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  1. Oh...What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day! My mouth is watering! What a sweet and original way to celebrate with your best beau!
    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!
    Carolynn xoxo
    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. You are a sweetheart!

  2. Jody and Stan,
    What a thoughtful gift for the two of you!!
    And aren't you both a beautiful couple!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

    I hope you will stop by to enter my 3rd Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!


  3. Jody and Stan,
    What a sweet picture of the two of you and such a thoughtful gift. You two are the picture of happiness this Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a wonderful day.

  4. First of all... the two of you are THE CUTEST COUPLE! Happy Valentines Day! The food looks amazing! I have begun a passion for French Country cooking. My kid's bought me the Valentine Macaron Class at Sur la table for Christmas! I went Sunday. I feel so much more confident about meringue and butter creme now!
    Happy Valentines Day, Jody and Stan!
    ~Lynne and Mr D

  5. Wow! Such an honor to be features and read your sweet comment about our bath! Loved all the features. Thanks for hosting another great party!
    Hugs from the Farmhouse!

  6. What a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day! What a thoughtful gift! Thank you for hosting your fun party and Happy Vlaentine's day to both of you!

  7. Happy Valentine's Day, Jody and Stan! That is a great photo of a beautiful couple. I love cooking classes, I've taken them in a few places. My favorite were at Viking, and they had a similar French class. I went with the Italian one (figures!;-) xo

  8. What a wonderful gift!! I love the pic of you two there. It all looks sooooo delicious! You two have a wonderful Valentine's Day! xo

  9. What a thoughtful gift. I bet you had a wonderful time creating together and then eating that yummy cuisine. Happy Valentines Day.

  10. How lucky you both are! I have always wanted to take a cooking class! I'm so glad you shared your pictures, it looks like so much fun! And I really do love Sur La Table. Good for you!

    I'm joining your party this week and I can't wait to start visiting all the other creative ladies. Happy Valentine's Day to you both!!


  11. What a fabulous cooking class you had! Great gift. Thank you so much for the feature. You are SO kind!!
    I appreciate you hosting each week.
    Mary Alice

  12. What a great gift! That gallette looks delicious! Thanks for hosting!

  13. What a wonderful and creative gift!

    I want that Pear Dessert right now! :) Happy Valentines to you ! :)

  14. What a wonderful Christmas present. They just opened a store up nearby. All the food you made looks so delicious! Thank you for hosting!

  15. Ahhh, you guys!
    What an amazing gift! I love the idea and the food looks just scrumptious. How fun! (and romantic!)

    Thank you SOOOO much for the feature this week!!! It's an honor to be here in such great company. We'll wear our button with pride.
    Big hugs,

  16. What a fabulously fun gift to give someone, Jody!!! It looks like you both had such a sweet and memorable time there! AND those dishes look absolutely scrumptious!!!! My husband would LOVE to take a class like this since he enjoys cooking so much! :) Cute photo of the two of you, too!!

    xoxo laurie

  17. That is a wonderful and well thought of gift. A great way to make happy memories. Everything looks delicious too. I am late to the party again...sigh...giggle. Always happy to be here and looking forward to hopping around to some of these lovely blogs. Thank you for hosting. Sending hugs and happy weekend wishes your way xo

  18. My mouth is watering at all the delicious food! What a fun experience. Pear galette is one of our favorites and so easy to make. Wish I had one right now. :)
    Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

  19. Jody and Stan, Thank you so much for hosting the party for us! The faves this week are lovely and the food so delicious!

    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  20. What a wonderful Valentine's celebration! Thanks for the lovely post & features & for hosting, & God bless!

  21. What an awesome gift! Love the photos. How fun!!! Thank you so much for hosting another awesome party!!


  22. What a wonderful Valentine's Day you had! Thank you sooo much for featuring my post!!! You've made my day! Thanks so much!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  23. Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Day with us. And, thank you from the bottom of my heart for featuring my post, it was a lovely surprise. Have a great weekend. Chel

  24. Such a wonderful experience to attend a cooking class with your hubby! The dishes you created look awesome. Have a great week!


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