There is a man at our church who is actually the father of one of my very good friends, Ashley. His name is Craig. Craig has been attending our church for 6 months or so, and he has very quickly gotten a reputation there as being a fantastic cook. I guess because of this, someone had the idea of doing a cooking class at covenant, where he would teach us how to make his famous dish, Shrimp & Grits. When i saw this event, i signed us up immediately! I absolutely LOVE Shrimp & Grits! And I love to cook! A win-win!
They had Mrs. Sandra, a lady at our church KNOWN for her desserts, come as well. She taught us all how to make her famous Strawberry Shortcake Trifle. YUM!
Craig Pike & Sandra Santangelo
I had no idea what to expect... we have never had a cooking class at church before. But it was a HUGE HIT! So much fun. Craig's wife, Teddie, went all out decorating for this event. Everything was so cute! She did an awesome job!
The class was set up more like a cooking show. We were practically salivating at the amazing smells in the room! Haha! By the time it was time to eat, we were STARVING! Good thing we would get to actually eat the meal at the end! ;)
Mr. JC, Mrs. Sandra's husband, helped too. He is a HOOT!
They did such a great job! We had a blast. Craig also made DELICIOUS Parmesan rolls to go with the Shrimp & Grits. YUM!!!
Craig & Teddie
The Shrimp & Grits? AMAZING. Y'all. I have had Shrimp & Grits about 4 or 5 times, in different restaurants, and this beat them ALL. Absolutely the best ever! No joke.
Dinner was served & it was AMAZING!
Here are more pics from the night... Sorry for the picture overload! I love my church family!!!
Our youth pastors - aren't they so cute?! :)
The cooks of the night & their spouses! Craig & Teddie, and JC & Sandra! Thanks, guys, for a great night! :)