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The Morrison’s and a class you don’t want to miss!

Hello Friends!
Below is the story of the Morrison family and this story led me to do something!
Kadee is married to a crazy and fun man and is a mom to three little boys.  She love all things beautiful – art, crafts, makeup, photography, and food.  She also loves a good conspiracy or science fiction. She lives in San Diego, CA, which is her absolute favorite place in the whole world.  2 years ago her family’s world was rocked when her second son, Graham, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After 2 years of battling he is responding well, but still has many chemo treatments and years of recovery ahead of him. This November, Kadee’s youngest son, Ian – age 3, was diagnosed also with Leukemia. They’re family is doing their best to stand strong, but it’s a very difficult trial for them in so many ways that are unimaginable.  They are so grateful for all the love and support they have been given as they work through this time in their lives.
As you can imagine, their medical bills are enormous and that is the last thing they need to worry about. I invited some amazing people to teach a special cooking class with me and every red cent will go to help this family. Me (@jennyevansgatherings), Kristin Andrus (@kristinandrus), Si Foster (@abountifulkitchen), Des Fowler and possibly Kadee Morrison herself (@ohsodelicioso),and Mosi Oteo (owner and chef at @oteorestaurants and @manhattanutah to name a couple restaurants he runs) will be teaching an epic class teaching some of our favorite dishes! Three of them are flying in to teach this class…. you don’t want to miss out on this night to remember!
This amazing class will be held on February 21st at 5:30 PM.
Here is where you come in. We are going to put all 28 spots for this special class up for auction with each spot’s starting bid at 100.00. The top 28 bids will get a seat! You will not only learn how to make and feast on our favorite dishes… each attendee will also be receiving SWAG bags full of amazing products (Korean skin care by @soonskincare, custom sugar cookies by @cookiecurator, handmade jewelry by @nomadartisanco, gourmet salt by @redmondrealsalt, handmade pompoms by @nenaandco and artisan chocolate bars from @frescochocolate to name a few)! You can email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com and give me your name and bidding price. I will close out the bid on Tuesday, February 12th and contact the winning bids. Please don’t venmo me until you hear back that you received a spot with your winning bid. I will send out emails and post on my instagram (@jennyevansgatherings) on the current top bid to keep you in the in the loop during the week.
Let’s show the Morrison’s some love and enjoy an epic night of fun and feasting together… can’t wait to hear from you all!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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First Class in 2019!

Hello Friends,
Happy New Year! I’m spending most of January traveling…. starting off 2019 with a bang! But that means I wasn’t available to teach any classes. I will more than make up for that with my first class in February and the amazing menu with some of my favorite dishes! Starting with my trip to Korea in 2018… I’ve been loving and craving Asian food regularly. Lots of Asian inspired dishes have been created in my kitchen as of late. This class is an ode to a mix of Asian dishes… with the exception of the dessert. Why you ask? Because it’s not a big focus in their meals. In Korea… they usually serve fresh fruit for dessert… if they serve anything at all! But no worries… I’ve got you covered in that department… with a killer dessert!
Here’s what we’ll be learning in my first class of the year: Chicken Cauliflower Yellow Curry Dish (Flavors so craveable.. you’ll make this on repeat!), Asian Inspired Brussels Sprouts, Green Salad with a Carrot Ginger Dressing, Coconut Stuffed Rolls (my fave things ever!!) and for the big finish… Banana Coconut Cream pie! Yup… combining two favorite pies into one… Holy Yum!!
Trust me… you don’t want to miss out on this one! The class will be on Thursday, February 7th at 5:30. You know the routine… contact me ASAP if you want a spot. Can’t wait to see you all again… it’s going to be an amazing year!
My limit for each class is 28 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I get a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
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Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Breakfast Chilaquiles

Have you tried chilaquiles? It’s only my favorite breakfast (or lunch or dinner) dish on the planet! So savory, full of flavor and the ultimate comfort food. My friend, Katelyn Jones from @katelynpjones loves them so much she did a post about this amazing dish! It’s an absolute must for our traditional Christmas breakfast. If you want to wow your family and guests you can find the recipe HERE. Happy eating friends!

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Grillled Rib Eye Holiday Class

Hello Friends,
This is it… my last class for 2018…  and it going to be a good one! This is the time of year for parties and all sorts of gatherings. This menu fits the bill for any gathering you throw… guaranteed to wow your guests and feeds a crowd! You’ve got to love that combination! And I’m teaching my favorite appetizer/side dish of all time. I cannot wait to teach it to you!
Here’s what’s on this holiday class menu: Grilled Rib Eye with Heirloom Tomatoes and a Green Herb Sauce, Family Style Flatbread, Baked Ricotta Cheese with Kobacha Squash (I’m telling you… you’re going to flip when you taste this one!) and for dessert… an delicious, easy to feed a crowd.. Chocolate Double Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake. This menu is epic I tell you!
The dates for this class with be Thursday, December 6th at 5:30. Contact me ASAP if you want a spot!
My limit for each class is 26 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I have had a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Thanksgiving Meal Timeline






 

 

Turkey day is coming and if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner and have attended my Thanksgiving class (although many of these helpful timeline tips will help with most recipes)… here is a helpful timeline for you. I am also including a timeline on how early you can prep and make some of the dishes. After all…. the more you can do before the big day… the easier your day will be!

First and foremost… you need to order your turkey from El Toro Gourmet Meats if you haven’t done so! Remember they are the only source I can find that sells all natural turkeys that have not been injected with a sodium solution. You will need at least a day to thaw the turkey.

Sunday-

  • Thaw the turkey. Refrigerate after it is thawed.
  • Make brine rub
  • Make vinaigrette for roasted green beans and mushroom dish (or any salad dressing). Or this can be made as late as the day of.

Monday-

  • In and a.m. brine your turkey and follow instructions in your recipe page. **Save the neck and giblets for making the turkey stock for the gravy.
  • Make reduced chicken broth for the stuffing. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. You can start it as early as today, Tuesday, Wednesday or as late as the day of.
  • Make the turkey stock and keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator. You can make this as early as today, Tuesday or as last as the night before the big day.
  • Pan fry the pancetta, Italian sausage, mushrooms, shallots and celery and store in a sealed container or ziplock bag. You can do today, Tuesday, Wednesday or as late as the day of.

Wednesday night-

  • Take turkey out of the bag to let the skin dry out a bit.
  • Cut and bake the cubed bread for the stuffing. Let cool and store in a sealed bag. You can do this today or the day of.

Thanksgiving-

  • Follow instructions in my recipe to prepare the turkey for roasting. Roast the turkey.
  • Make and bake rolls. You can keep them intact on the jelly roll pan and cover them with foil when they are fully cool.
  • Finish and bake the stuffing.
  • Boil the potatoes and finish the mashed potatoes. Cover and keep warm.
  • Roast the green beans and mushrooms. Finish the dish. This dish can be served at room temperature.
  • Lastly, make the gravy with the prepared turkey stock (it’s important that you reheat the turkey stock and keep it warm in a pot on the stove) and the drippings from the roasted turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

XOXO,

Jenny

 

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Brisket Class

 

Hello Friends,
The day has come… we are ready to teach you how to make the most amazing BRISKET!! When done right…. brisket is absolutely heavenly… and a much revered meat dish! We will teach you all the tips, technique, rub and injection… all from scratch. Holy yum! Your neighbor’s mouths will be watering when they smell what’s cooking in your grill!
Brisket calls for the best sides and I’ve got a few amazing side dishes for you to make love all year round! I am so excited about this menu and cannot wait to teach it to you all! This is a perfect class to bring your hubby to… if he is the grilling kind.. or “grilling want to be” master! Date night people! Or not… single or couples.. all will want to come to this one!
Here’s what’s on the next class and feast menu: Brisket, Jalapeno Slaw (because all barbeque meats call for a slaw and this one is divine!), Tomato and Watermelon Salad (the best flavors in this unique salad), Cornbread Salad (taking cornbread to a new level!) and a dessert that is “to be determined” (I am still deciding on which one I want to teach with this menu… but I promise it will be beyond amazing!).
The dates for this class with be Thursday, November 15th at 5:30. I expect this class to fill quickly so contact me asap for a spot … I have people that have been waiting for this class!
My limit for each class is 24 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I have had a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
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Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Supper Club

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Hello Friends,

I am doing my first ever “Supper Club” gathering in my backyard! For those of you that have had “eating at my table” on your bucket list… this is your chance! The theme is “Farewell to Summer” and it is going to be the most amazing multi- course BBQ feast, featuring the most delicious, “melt in your mouth” brisket (a 12 hour process!), as well as lots of other epic dishes. The dinner gathering will be on Saturday, September 29th at 6:30 pm. There will be limited seats so don’t delay in reserving your seats… first come, first serve basis. The price per seat is $83.00. Alcohol will not be served.. this will be a “dry” night, but a variety of drinks will be served. This will be the best date night, girls night out or solo feasting ever! Don’t miss out on my first ever “Supper Club”…. it will be a fun, delicious and magical evening!

Please email me at jennyleeevans@gmail.com to reserve your seats.

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Tastes of Tuscany Class

 

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Hello Friends,
Can you say flavor explosion? That’s what you’ll be experiencing with my next menu. That, my friends is my kind of meal… just what I want this time of year! As many of you know… I’ve been to an amazing culinary school in Tuscany for the past two years (yes, I’m going again in 2019 so plan on joining me if you can!) and the food is out of this world. I have two dishes that are inspired from my trip on this menu that I know you will be as obsessed with as me! I’m talking… “I want to eat them everyday” kind of obsession!
Here’s what’s on my next menu for my cooking class plus dinner feast: Braised Beef Shanks (fall off the bone tender meat that’s is beyond delicious!), Italian Farro Salad (an incredibly flavorful and nutrient rich dish), Cornbread with Goat Cheese and Chives (I know.. this isn’t Italian… but it’s so good and perfect for this time of year!), Roasted Butternut Squash (thats packed with a myriad of flavors) and for the most amazing Fall dessert… my Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cake with a Salted Caramel Drizzle. Talk about satisfying every craving!
The dates for this class with be Thursday, October 11th and Friday the 12th at 5:30 pm. I expect the class to fill quickly so contact me asap for a spot!
My limit for each class is 28 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit. IF YOU FIND YOU CANNOT COME AFTER THE NON REFUNDABLE TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR SPOT.
I have had a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is $1,494.00 for a class with a minimum of 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Perfect Fall Mexican Feast

 

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Hello Friends,
I’m back! And so excited to see you and teach you some amazing menus I’ve been working on! Summer was too quick for my taste, but what’s not to like about Fall? The weather is magnificent and the food is some of my fave! My first menu is a twist on Fall food… a Mexican twist because Mexican food always wins in my book. This one is perfect for a delicious gathering… so dust off your kitchen and let’s get cooking!
Here’s what’s on my first menu back: Mexican Spatchcock Chicken with an Herb Chile Relish (this will be served with tortillas and all the fixings for an amazing taco), Roasted Mexican Spiced Cauliflower with Grilled Pineapple (Also served with tortillas for a taco that will wow your taste buds!), Mexican Corn on the Cob rubbed with the most amazing aioli and spices, Chipotle Maple Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes (my fave sweet potatoes) and the “PERFECT” Fall dessert…. my Fresh Peach Crostata (think free formed pie) served with a Browned Butter Pecan Ice Cream! I can’t wait to seat you at my table and watch you feast on all this goodness!
The date for this class with be Thursday, September 13th at 5:30. I expect the class to fill quickly so contact me asap for a spot!
My limit for each class is 26 people. I first demonstrate how to make all the dishes and then we feast! Yes, this is a cooking class plus dinner. You got to love that! So come hungry! The cost of each class is $80.00 per person. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you with more information about the class and tentatively put your name on the reservation list. When I receive your check, I will reserve your spot (31801 Via Perdiz, Coto de Caza, CA 92679, Checks made payable to Jenny Evans). Or even better… pay with Venmo (@jenny-evans-9). My classes are filling up really fast so please let me know if you are interested before you pay to make sure there is an open spot. For cancellations, I require a “2 weeks notice before the class” notice for a refund or class credit.
I have had a lot of requests for private classes. I have taught gatherings for birthdays, couples classes, company parties or just someone that wanted to learn a past menu and got a group of friends together to learn. I love doing these party- like classes and talk about a good time! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested in doing such a class. The cost for a private class is 1,494.00 for a class with 18 people. I can accommodate more people for a an extra cost per person.
Anyone is invited to attend, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, neighbors and family. I hope you can join me for another gathering of delicious food and a fun night!
Happy Cooking!
Jenny Evans

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Jenny’s Signature Salad

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I can’t believe I haven’t shared the recipe for this salad with you in the past. I have made and served this salad more than any other of the many, many salads I have created. It is simple, easy to make and literally pairs well with any meal. It is also a HUGE favorite of anyone that has had it. I have had many of my son’s friends that detest salad request it from me… they can’t get enough! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this from so called “salad haters”…. kids, teens and grown ups alike. This is a sure hit and I know will become your “go to” salad just like it’s mine. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect… Salad season is definitely upon us! Enjoy my friends… you can find the recipe HERE!

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