Sunday, March 8, 2009

Taste of Home...

Darn it, this was supposed to be my Monday post but I accidentally hit publish so here it is....
On Thursday night my dad and I went to A Taste of Home Cooking School.

My dad loves to cook and I try so we decided to go and had a blast. These are the bags they gave away at the door. There were several pastel colors. This is mine.
This is what the bag was filled with. Lots of GREAT stuff!

This is an overview of the stage area. The culinary specialist's name was Jamie Dunn and she was excellent. Cooked away and was hilarious!


They gave away a lot of door prizes and also gave away the meals that were cooked. Of course my dad or I didn't win anything....boohoo. But we had a lot of fun. I'll be gone most of the day Monday but I'll visit everyone on Tuesday. Oh, and when we get our scanner hooked back up my dad made us Mexican Lasagna that was demonstrated....oh, it was fabulous! I hope to show you the recipe later this week.

63 comments:

sweet momma luv u said...

Hi Darlene,

I just love their recipes! What fun to go to a cooking show with your Dad.

I just picked up their new little book of casseroles and made a yummy turkey enchilada casserole! We might have to swap recipes.
Hope you have a great week!
Jody

Twice as Nice said...

What a fun time! Too bad you didn't win :o( To get to enjoy that with your dad is priceless. Can't wait for the recipe.

Lisa & Gerald said...

It nice to do things with your father! Glad you had a great time girl!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

What a special time with your dad. I never win things either....at least you learned how to cook some really good stuff! :)

Kimberly said...

Totally cool! I wish I could have gone with you. Also, so glad you are back online. Hey, have you found any cute birds lately? LOL

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

That is so fun that you did that together - so neat. I grew up in Wi and TOH headquarters is literally walking distance from my neice's condo. I always wanted to go to one of those. What fun.

Deb said...

What an awesome way to spend time with your Dad. Too bad you didn't win, but what a great day you had!

Jill said...

I can't wait for that recipe.. sounds really interesting considering the only lasagna I have had is Italian made by me or my Italian family!

Looks like your dad and you had a great time!

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a fun evening! I love the picture of you and your Dad! I saw that you were wearing your new necklace, too, and it made me smile.:) You are so pretty, Sweetie! Lori

Bo said...

Hi Darlene..."Taste of Home" has wonderful family type recipes... I'm anticipating your dad's Mexican Lasagna recipe!
;-) Bo

Marilyn said...

Hi Darlene. I'm so glad you feel better and got to go to Lexi's party. Hope to see pictures of the birthday girl. Maybe on her actual birthday. Yes, meeting at the flea market would be fun. Looks like rain though. Now, I've been to 2 TOH cooking schools and they are a blast. I went in 2001 and 2002 and they were in Ada. My good friend's daughter is the OSU home economist and she got us front row seats both times. It was so nice. I know you had fun. Great picture of you and your Dad. Have a great day!

Michelle said...

WHAT...lucky Darlene didn't win anything...oh well...sounds like great fun with your father. I love the Taste of Home magazines. Can't wait to see the recipe!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
I've been to two of these here in town, and have enjoyed them both. I think it's great that your dad went too!

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Darlene,
I'm guessing you're finally feeling better *smiles* I love going to things like that! I've seen their cookbook mags around but since I mostly have my nose stuck into decorating or scrapping books I never peek. I'll have to start peeking now *smiles* So glad you got to spend some fun quality time with your Dad *smiles* Have a great day!

duchess said...

How fun. I'd love to do something like that.
Glad y'all had a good time.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What fun! I often browse through the magazine.

Manuela

Stacey said...

How fun!! I really enjoy doing stuff like that. Do share that recipe with us!

Shannon said...

Sounds like a great time!

Leigh of said...

What fun! That is a fun experience to share. Glad you got to attend!

Rambling Girl said...

Great you had a daddy/daughter evening...I know those can be fun!

They are going to be having one of those schools here in the next few weeks...I ought to go since I love to cook!

April said...

Hey Darlene,
What a cute picture of you and your dad! I enjoy "Taste of Home" recipes and have used them for several years. They're all so easy to make! So glad you had a fun time...I'll be looking forward to that Mexican Lasagna recipe!

Liz said...

This looks SO fun! And yum,Mexican Lasagna sounds wonderful too.

Katie said...

I need some help Darlene. I like to cook but I never feel I have the time. Hamburger helper, veggies and a side is gourmet for me around here. Looks like fun.

Smilingsal said...

So why can't this be a BLUE MONDAY post today?

Songbirdtiff said...

How fun! What a great thing to share with your dad.

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love Taste of Home Cooking School. How fun for you. I hope you'll share some recipes.

Joanna said...

Sounds like y'all had a wonderful time. I can't wait to get the recipe!

Carrie said...

How fun!

Judi said...

Darlene
What fun! Thats a lovely picture of you and your dad! Very special.

Well isn't that interesting? hmmmm...Marc was in Denver via Chicago last week and he said he saw a man come on the plane and he was carrying a Taste of Home bag. We talked about that and he said he wondered whether that person had been to one of those cooking classes because he has heard of them. We were saying it would be fun to do that...
Thank you for sharing...
have a lovely day
Judi

Deb said...

What a fun time to have with your Dad! Looking forward to seeing some of the recipes :-)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Can't wait for the recipe! The best thing is that you get to spend some quality time with your dad.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Darlene, you are adorable! Sounds like a great weekend spent with your Dad. I have never been to anything like that, but I bet it is fun!

Mabry's gamma said...

Hi Darlene,

How fun that your dad went with you, I have been trying to get someone to go with me to the one in Atlanta, now I will have to wait until next year...ya wanna come?

Can't wait for your scanner to work so we can get that recipe, sound yummy.

Cheri

Erin said...

How fun is that. I love getting my taste of home magazines in the mail and have always thought that going to the cooking school would be a lot of fun. Looks like you had a great time!

HeathahLee said...

Kat and I have been to a Taste of Home Cooking School, too, and it was SO fun! And I DID win something! A bag of groceries! But that was years ago...I'm ready to go again! Can't wait to see the recipe!

Beth at Aunties said...

Absolutely enjoy my Taste of Home cookbooks! What a special time to spend with your dad:)
I bet it was fun and entertaining.
You won more than the grand prize just having your dad to go with.
AHve fun Monday and I am looking forward to the recipe:)
♥♥♥

Sandy Toes said...

Oh HOW FUN! I have always wanted to go to one of those!
sandy toe

Dawn said...

That sounds like fun and something that I would really like to do. The picture of the two of you is just darling. You are both so cute!!!!

take care,
Dawn

CatHerder said...

OH THATS SO COOL! I have been an on and off subscriber to Taste of Home since it came out...I actually have a few years of them piled up, i cant bear to part with them. I never attended a class though, that would be neat...i love the other Reiman publications as well..especially Country Woman!

Christina said...

What a wonderful way to spend time with your dad. I love Taste of Home.

Look forward to the Mexican Lasagna.

Great picture of you and your dad.

Lana said...

How fun! Too bad yall didn't win! I just started recieving Taste of Home magazine!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Oh, how sweet of you and your dad! I know you two must have had a great time and I'm glad to know you're a daddy's girl. I was one, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Darlene, this sounds like a lot of fun! How neat that you got to do this with your dad. I miss mine every day of my life! But one day, I'll get to see him again! :-) As for my dad, he couldn't boil water, but he sure loved to eat. As a matter of face, he's the reason I learned to try everything. He insisted we all do that! Maybe that's why I got to the age I am, and now have to watch my weight. LOL! ;-)

Love to you and keep on cookin'...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lorrie said...

How fun is this Darlene?! So neat that you could get to do it with your dad. What a neat idea of something to do together.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- looks like that would have been a wonderful experience!! Looks like you came away from there with lots of goodies, too!

Nancy said...

Well, how much fun that must have been! Can't wait to see the recipe!

rebel said...

Mmmmm, can't wait for the new recipe. I bet you had a lot of fun and how neat you got to go with your dad. I love the Taste of Home magazine but I've never heard of them doin' a cookin' class. I would really like to do that.

Gretchen said...

Darlene,

What a fun thing to do with your Dad! You are such a good daughter and I bet you two laughed and had a great time.

Gretchen

Oliver's said...

What fun!!! I am a daddy's girl and know how special these times are. You are a lucky girl! Paula

Shelia said...

Morning, Darlene! Thanks for popping in to see my pillows! Hope all is well with you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

jeanne said...

Gosh Darlene, how did I miss your post about your computer being home again. I'm so happy for you. I loved your post about cooking school with your dad. What a fun thing to do. When I hear or read things like this, I miss my dad so much. He was the most fun guy ever. I think your dad is the same way. I want to eat his recipes and yours too. Please share them.

Hugs...Jeanne

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

How great your dad and you got to share that together! I love cooking too!
I have to say...You are looking hot girl! I love your hair so much! It really works for you~ I wish my stylist would have cut off more then three inches on mine. My husband didn't even notice the difference and he "usually" does!
Robin~♥

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a fun thing to do with your dad! I am jealous! I bet you had a blast! :)
Carrie

Rachel said...

How fun and I'm so jealous!! I love Taste of Home!! But the freebies are fabulous.

:)R.

duchess said...

Hey Darlene - can you e-mail me I need to ask you something & can't find your e-mail address.
Thanks,
duchess
foureds606@charter.net

Cherry's Jubilee said...

HOw fun...and with your Pops to boot. My Dad loves to cook too. I just love looking at Midnight...he looks soo much like Calvin

southern queen bee said...

Thanks for stopping by. I too hope Susie will blog again soon...

the voice of melody said...

This sounds like something I would love! So glad you had a great time with your dad. :)

Our Complete Family said...

Hi Darlene! So glad you got to go hang out with your Dad. That is so neat to read!
Looks like some good stuff was in that bag!
Happy day wishes hun~ Les

nikkicrumpet said...

How fun to be able to spend time with your dad doing something like that. And lets see that recipe...I'm actually cooking now and then with some of the great recipes I've gotten here in blogland....it's the only part of blogging that my hubby likes!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Darlene- I am so glad that you love your necklace! Thanks for letting me know and putting a BIG smile on my face.:) Lori

Jackie said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun. I've always wanted to go to the cooking school when they come here. I'm going to have to make a point of going next time.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Looks like you had a great time with your Dad and picked up lots of ideas and freebies.
I love the pink bag.
Lindsay