Idea #9 – Take a class – Fall Entertaining Workshop by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year with football, cool weather, pumpkins, chili, and cider .  With the crazy heat we have been experiencing, fall can not get here fast enough for me.  A couple of days ago I found out that one of my favorite bloggers is hosting a Fall Entertaining Workshop right here in my own hometown.  To say I was excited is a total understatement.  Here is the menu for the workshop:

Creamy Blue Hubbard, Goat Cheese Spread
Hot Mulled Cider served in Mason Jar Mugs
Harvest Salad with Greens with Apples, Cranberries & Homemade Vinaigrette
Butternut Squash & Beef Chili
Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits
Bite-Sized S’mores
Heirloom Pumpkins & Gourds with Fahrmeier Farms

That sounds more than wonderful to me, it sounds PERFECT!!!

Everyday Occasions

I was first introduced to Jenny’s blog well over a year ago, on the A Thyme for Everything website which is a culinary store in downtown Lee’s Summit.  A Thyme for Everything is a great little store that sells cookware, chef’s tools, kitchen decor and  gourmet food items such as Pappardelle’s Pasta and Christopher Elbow chocolates.  They also host cooking classes and at the time they had posted a short bio on Jenny since she was getting ready to teach a class.  Given the fact that she was from Lexington (where many of my relatives are from) and that she is an MU Journalism graduate (as is my daughter Kindra), I knew I had to check out her blog, Everyday Occasions.  I have been a faithful reader ever since that day.

                                                     Jenny Steffens Hobick

Everyday Occasions is wealth of really good recipes and entertaining ideas.  I have made several of the posted recipes including, tomato basil soup, green olive and heirloom tomato bruschetta,

and candy cane cranberry cocktails.

There are many more I hope to make including Butternut Squash Ravioli and Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry Almond Icing.  Jenny has been featured in several magazines and is a regular contributor to the Williams-Sonoma entertaining blog.  I can not wait to attend her workshop!

Besides all the cooking that will be going on, Fahrmeier Farms will be on site to display and sell their heirloom pumpkins.  I wrote about our day trip to Lexington last fall and our visit to Fahrmeier Farms, you can see that post by clicking here.

If you are near Kansas City, or will be on October 16,  you should attend the Fall Entertaining Workshop with me… can sign up via the link from Everyday Occasions or contact A Thyme for Everything directly.  Hurry though because the class with be full soon.  Hope to see you there!

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