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Last month's cooking class at Builders Source was super successful! We all had lots of fun and a good time was had by all.
Builder's Source is a gorgeous appliance store in Albuquerque at 308 Menaul NE. We can only take 30 reservations for each monthly class.
The March menu will feature Lite & Lean, Quick and Easy featuring Southwestern Veggie Pizza, Double Corned Fritters with Quick-Smoked Shrimp and Jalapeno Lime Cre'me Dressing, Aztec Pork Chops, Spicy Sesame Spinach and Quick Low-Fat Brownies.
Somehow spring fever really brings on the urge to begin entertaining with yummy, fun Sunday brunches. Beautiful, easy to make and delicious dishes such as the Huevos Rancheros or actually any of the ones featured this month will give you a great jump start on your very own Spring Brunches. I haven’t shared my favorite brunch ideas in quite a time. Brunches have always been a very fun time to entertain, because there is so little time pressure. I like to have everything ready to just pop into the oven when the time seems right.
As one of my friends in New York City used to say, Sundays are so much more relaxing when “you get a buzz on early in the day”. Of course you do not need to drink alcohol, however if you do, Bloody Marias garnished with a long cucumber curl instead of the ubiquitous celery stick and made with tequila instead of vodka are a good eye-opener. Or, make silkies—a Remus Fizz made with tequila instead of gin or vodka. And, of course champagne is always good either served as champagne or with orange juice. And of course there are many, many other ideas. Non-alcoholic drinks can include special teas blended with fruit juices and sparkling water. For a Mexican twist, try Jamaica, which is Hibiscus tea—very similar to Celestial Seasonings’ Red Zinger tea.
Full Participation Cooking Class at our Early Bird 20% off Discount-----While There is Still Space!
We still have a few openings in our award winning full participation April 8 - 10 Weekend Cooking School and for our Week Long Cooking School set for July 10-15, 2011. We are offering an Early Bird 20% off for our Week Long Class for the next 72 hours.
You will have loads of fun cooking with chiles, learning hints, secrets and tips for Southwestern cooking while making tamales, sopaipillas, chile rellenos, Moles, Tres Leches Cake, Flan and much, much more. The complete menus are on my website under cooking schools, at www.janebutelcooking.com.