This weekend my long time friend, Jennifer, came to town. Jennifer and I have known eachother since 1986. We grew up as neighbors and have continued to stay close friends. Jennifer is the kind of friend that no matter the distance between you, you can always pick up right where you left off. This weekend lived up to that! Jen came down from Chicago on Saturday morning. We spent some time catching up and relaxing before heading out to the farmers market, a tour of Purdue, and the grocery store for some last minute items for our very first cooking Extravaganza! We hope to make this a quarterly tradition. This month we were baking!
We started with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl bread from scratch! YUM! We made two large loaves.
Then we moved on to Pumpkin chocolate Chip muffins and mini-loaves. We made 2 dozen muffins and 4 mini loaves.
We finished with 2 Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffins, 4 mini loaves and 1 large loaf!
In January I will be making the trip up to Chicago (closer to Wisconsin) to make several batches of SOUP, CHILI and STEW!
Here are a few pictures of our weekend.