Last night Emily and I went to the first night of “What’s for Dinner,” a six-week continuing education class designed to expand the average home cook’s repertoire. At the beginning of the night, the twelve students there went over what we were going to cook:
- Mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette
- Milanese-style minestrone
- Soft polenta with fontina and fresh thyme
- Pan seared, honey glazed pork loin
- Raspberry oatmeal bars
The class and materials fees came to a little over $100. Not a bad deal for about a week’s worth of full dinner recipe ideas and social exchange.