I have one of those check lists. I suppose it’s a bucket list except that I’m no where near kicking the bucket and I’ve never written it down. But in my head, there’s a list of things I absolutely want to be sure to do.
One thing on the list was crossed off for completion this week: taking a cooking class at a real cooking school. Courtesy of Bottom Dollar Foods, I spent Saturday afternoon at the Culinary Art Institute in Philadelphia with bloggers, students and Senior Instructor and Chef Dan D’Angelo.
I’ve never shopped at Bottom Dollar Foods, but I was shocked to hear just how much money you can save by shopping their discount prices. They guarantee the lowest prices in the area. I checked out their website a bit and was most impressed with Bottom Dollar’s coupon area, where it’s possible to click a coupon to attach it to your membership card–no coupon clipping necessary. That’s my kind of couponing. I plan to head over to Bottom Dollar to check out the store this week.
The bloggers who attended the Culinary Art Institute event participated in a cooking contest–and I won Perhaps I missed my calling!
We were charged with creating 2 meals using Thanksgiving leftovers for our “families.” Chef D’Angelo provided us with recipes that would cost less than $10 at the Bottom Dollar, and we were left to have some fun and create. Judged by the Chef and his students, he announced that the results were close, but, whoohoo!, have I mentioned that I was the winner!?
So… check! Not only did I take a class at a cooking academy, talk with real chefs and chefs-to-be about their studies, adventures and careers, but I won a cooking contest.
Thanks to Bottom Dollar Foods for hosting the event (and the $100 gift card prize.) I’ll post the Thanksgiving leftovers recipes this week.
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