I had the first meeting of my 4-week West Hartford Adult Ed. "Healthy Cooking in a Hurry" class last night. After a full 8-hour day of census training and hour-long drive from New Haven, I was feeling like most people do at the end of the day: not looking forward to cooking dinner. Alas, I had a group of 8 hungry students awaiting a delicious meal, so I had to oblige.
Somewhere at the midway point in the three-hour class, I got a second wind that carried me through to the finish line. The menu included Asparagus and Leek Risotto, Baked Tofu with Arugula Pesto, Wilted Escarole with Toasted Pine Nuts and a dessert of Chocolate Dipped Coconut Almond Macaroon Cookies. I think it helped knowing there was a chocolate reward for the ride home.
See you all next week!