Thursday, September 2, 2021

Cook2Gether - Our Couples Cooking Class

Welcome to our new Dinner Group 
Cook2Gether, where we are going to 
do couples cooking classes throughout 
the year.  Different couples will host 
the dinner and it will include hands 
on cooking experiences culminating 
in a dinner together.  

My friend Diana and I and our spouses 
had taken a cooking class together and 
we decided this would be a fun 
experience to continue with friends.  

Our first event took place in her lovely 
backyard.  We decided to use some of 
the recipes we had received in our class, 
so the theme was Mexican cooking. 

We had aprons made for the group with 
our logo of Cook2Gether embroidered on them. 
Diana is in the red.   

We couldn't beat the view in their backyard. 

The table was set with Diana's runners, dishes and 
goblets from Mexico.  Her husband was a Mission 
President in Guadalajara, Mexico for our church, 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  
They spent three years serving in that capacity, and 
I and my friend Barb were lucky enough to 
visit them while they were on their mission there.  

She brought home so many lovely things and 
these plates and bowls are just spectacular.  

She brought home goblets in multiple colors and 
these beautiful table runners too.  

We set up a separate table for the hands-on 
cooking, with each couple having a stone 
molcajete to make Rosemary Guacamole 
and Tomatillo Salsa in.  

We made a Mint Limeade that they could drink 
while they were cooking, and we provided 
chips that they could snack on their guacamole and 
salsa with.  

Notice the same runner only in red on this table. 

A sprig of rosemary in the guacamole gave 
it an unusual and amazing flavor.  The serrano 
chili was provided for a little heat if desired. 

The guacamole used fresh garlic, ground together 
with the rosemary, and the Tomatillo Salsa used 
roasted garlic.  Flaked sea salt was used to flavor 

And of course, we needed lots of limes 
for our dishes. 

The couples stood across from each other 
for this and they took turns with the 
molcajete and pestle.  

For dinner, I had made tamales, which I 
demonstrated for everyone.

And we served additional salsas with the dinner, 
as we sat down at the beautiful table. 

We all felt like our first couples' cooking class 
was a huge success and we can't wait to do 
more of them. 

I will be posting this with 
Tablescapes Thursday


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. What a fun idea, a couples cooking class! What a beautiful setting to have it at! Everything sounds delicious and the table setting is so fun!

  2. What a fun group! And y'all are legit with your aprons, LOL! The table runners on the white tablecloth is so pretty....and the setting is gorgeous!

  3. This is going to be so much fun! Love the aprons and all the smiles.

  4. This is amazing, Jackie! What a great way to get together, and get the guys involved. Beautiful setting, too.

  5. Wow, how fabulous everything is! It sounds like so much fun! Her table is gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you all come up with next time!

  6. What fun!! I love that the husbands participated as well and it looks like such a fun way to be with friends. The mint limeade sounds delish. Looking forward to the next Cook2Gether! (cute name)

  7. What a great idea! I love the concept and getting husbands involved. Everyone looks so happy. The table looks fabulous with those awesome plates and special goblets. I would love to have some of those runners. The aprons are such a nice touch!


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