Nine months ago I was walking the cluttered aisles of TJMaxx and found a book that would change my life. Ok, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. I'll just say it added a lot more fun and friendship to my life. The book was a $2.99 bread baking book and as soon as I picked it up, still standing in that cluttered aisle of cheap treasures, I formulated the idea to begin a bread baking group.
Jeannie spreading the cream cheese
So much wine
And then you get really messy
And you drink a little wine
I love this picture
Live, reporting from the scene of Hurricane Pasta
Jeannie and Sara
Leah, Erin, Jeannie, me, Rachel, Michelle
In March, Rachel hosted and taught us how to make a Southern classic - cheese straws.
Michelle cranking out the straws
Erin and Michelle
Clockwise from top left: Lindsay, Erin Prielozny, me, Sara, Michelle, Rachel, Chandler, and Erin Pringle
And of course, the aftermath
In April, we met at my house to learn how to make pizza dough. Turns out, the dough didn't rise. Thank goodness we had a back-up plan - Publix sells raw, already risen pizza dough for $2.50 in the bakery. Thank you Publix! We decided this would be our "Semi-homemade" night as we channeled our inner Sandra Lee's. We decided that even though we had this failure, we are still domestic goddesses.
My awesome toppings spread
Rachel and Chandler
You still have to roll out the Publix pizza dough so it still kinda felt authentic
Just your typical BBB table-scape
Mmmm so good!
So that's nine months of bread groups, nine months of lots and lots of wine, nine months of new friendships forming, and nine months of tons o' fun. This month, we're hosting a Mother/Daughter bread group in honor of Mother's Day. We'll be teaching our moms how to make a loaf of wheat bread. And then in June, we're taking a trip to Chateau Elan for a winery tour, cooking class, and spa time! It's going to be a blast!