Whole Foods Budget Dinners – Nom.

Yesterday Jill and I went to a Whole Foods cooking class – 365 Budget Friendly Dinners. It was kind of like a Rachel Ray show – we got to watch Allison (I think that was her name?) make three yummy dishes in less than an hour, and then we got to eat them.

Allison made…

  • One Pot Chili Casserole
  • Goat Cheese and Zucchini Frittata
  • Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and "Hidden" Zucchini

Jill and I both agree that the frittata was the best (probably because of the goat cheese). The pasta was pretty good (for being pasta), and neither of us cared for the chili that much. The roasted tomato on the pasta was especially delicious. I’ll post the recipes later, or you can look for them on the Whole Foods website. I bought the ingredients for the frittata and I’m going to make it either tonight or tomorrow – or maybe when my dad comes on Thursday.

I was really impressed that everything she made was vegetarian (vegetarian is very budget friendly!) and super simple. The demo was really well done.

We’ve been joking that we’re Whole Foods groupies now. I had no idea that Whole Foods had so many cool (FREE) classes. Tonight we have Get Fit with Catra again.

Have you ever taken a cooking class? What was it like?

12 Replies to “Whole Foods Budget Dinners – Nom.”

  1. I took a cooking class as part of my curriculum in high school. But that was the basic, simple stuff and we had to cook in such large groups that it wasn’t really challenging or fun. I wish we had a Whole Foods closer so I could take advantage of their free classes – the closest is like an hour away!

  2. My friend invited me to join her for a cooking class at a local gourmet cooking store. Costs $100, but you can keep the fancy skillet that you will be using the class. It was hard to say no to this one, but there’s other ways I can spend $100 right now…

  3. I really want to take one of the free WF classes… It’s on my “do” list! 😉

    I took a series of seafood cooking classes many years ago. It was interesting, but all the recipes were really complicated, so I think I made only one dish afterward, and it wasn’t that great…

    Have fun at your class tonight!

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