Our Denver group met last night for the first group Cooking With Friends of the year–Jamming in January. We had 11 women and 15 kids enjoying the jam Amy made with her dad and I made with my daughter. Check out our schedule below for inspiration in your own cities. I am most excited about the bread-making swap. Cheers to a delicious year ahead!
Denver Cooking With Friends 2008
January 23– Jam canning “demonstration” at Shannon’s. Amy and I are making strawberry and blackberry-blueberry jam for everyone and will send you home with a jar and a handout on canning.
February””Soup and Chili swap.
March””Sneakily Delicious night. There was an overwhelming interest in this. We’ll each cook with a friend to bring a dish based on Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld or The Sneaky Chef by Missy Chase Lapine.
April””Breakfast food swap: Scones, quiches, pancakes and waffles.
May””Lasagne assembly line with 2 friends OR stock your freezer with healthy chicken tenders with friends.
June””Staples Swap. Choose a stock or sauce we all need””Marinara sauce, chicken stock, etc. and make a big batch.
July””Farmer’s Market cooking. Grab a friend and some great veggies.
August””Ethnic food dinner. Go shopping at a local ethnic food store””Asian, Russian, Middle Eastern, and make dinner or lunch with some friends.
September””Bread Swap. Get together with a friend and make 3 loaves. You each get one and bring one to the swap to share (no need to make 12 loaves;)
October””Let’s find a cooking demonstration or something fun before the holidays kick in.
December””Holiday Cookie Swap.