Many months ago, Laura, Rebecca and Christine, three busy friends with school aged children, found themselves at lunch. These involved, smart women, who had met when their children were toddlers, realized they needed to stay in touch as their children began going to different schools. While chit chatting that day, they were uncomfortably aware of their watches ticking toward 3:00 pm, when their kids would come home and they would once again be “on duty.” How would these ladies who lunch find the time to make the family dinner? This was the “Aha moment” that led them to Cooking With Friends.
Since then, every two weeks, instead of lunching together, they cook together. They always cook at Christine’s house, because she has the best and newest kitchen, but they take turns coordinating. They focus on making large quantities of food and in the past, they have made Bolognese sauce, apple tarts, lasagna, empenadas, and even egg rolls. One of the women always brings some salads since they always make a moment to sit down together and have lunch. They are spending quality time together in a new way, being adventurous and expanding their cooking repertoires while getting something much needed accomplished. Cooking together they say, has changed their lives.