Soul Food Dinner Party

A couple of months ago, my coworkers and I went to a Soul Food Cooking Class. On Friday, we put our new skills to work at our own Soul Food Dinner Party.

This menu was an adventure. Mike volunteered to be our designated fryer, and I’m happy to report the house is still standing. I had never eaten collard greens let alone prepared them, but they were more than edible thanks to bacon, garlic, and plenty of time in our Dutch oven. And, this is the first of hopefully many times I’ll make corn bread in a cast iron skillet. I swear it tastes better that way.

My coworkers are rock star cooks. Erin and Kevin made some insane sweet potatoes. Apparently the secret is lots and lots and LOTS of sugar.  Erica’s Truffle Mac & Cheese was divine, and I must have Brittany’s mom’s apple pie recipe. So. Good.

The proverbial (and literal) icing on the cake was that I happened upon an Angel Food Bakery cake decorating class at General Mills on Friday. Only at a food company do you find half a dozen of your coworkers decorating cakes in a conference room on a Friday afternoon. They had a couple of the demonstration cakes left over, and I was happy to take one off their hands.

The dinner party in short: Good people, good food.

Until We Eat Again,

Two Happy Cooks


The Menu

 Fried Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Paula Deen’s Spinach Artichoke Dip


Nana’s Brisket

Skillet Cornbread with Maple Butter

Kickin’ Collard Greens

Truffle Mac & Cheese

Sweet Potatoes


Homemade Apple Pie

Angel Food Bakery Cake


Kickin' Collard Greens

Sweet Potatoes

Truffle Mac & Cheese

Skillet Cornbread

Homemade Apple Pie

Angel Food Bakery Cake

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