We started off September with a memorable and amazing dinner! Jackie wanted to try out recipes from Jerusalem: A Cookbook, a new cookbook she had picked up, but knew that the family-style portions would be too big to try all at once. Solution – Invite Everyone Over!
Tip #1 Never turn down a Jackie-cooked meal!
To make the evening even more extra special, she had a special guest of honour attend. None other than Sharon from the Elephant Show!
If you grew up in Canada in the 90s, you know who this awesome lady is! As part of Canadian children’s musical trio Sharon, Lois and Bram, we spent many hours after school singing about peanut butter & jelly, stolen cookies (who me? couldn’t be!) and the best song of them all Skinnamarink!
Jackie had us quickly ooohing and ahhhing over plate after plate of dishes from her new cookbook. Here’s a quick recap of each of the dishes she cooked up!
I would be lying if the I told you, my plate below was my only serving! Everything was delicious! Two thumbs up to this new cookbook and Jackie’s excellent skills.
Jackie kept the goodies coming with delicious desserts
Our favourite was the Argentinian dessert alfajores! Homemade shortbread cookies with a dulce de leche filling. We got a taste of these as a car snack on our way up to Beamsville but you honestly can’t have just one!
Tip #2 – Jackie knows her desserts.
After dinner we had chance to take some pictures with Sharon.
There’s a saying, “Never meet your heroes” and intellectually it makes sense – how can anyone possibly live up to your fond memories? But I have to say, she was everything I remembered and more. And a foodie just like us! We loved hearing her stories from her travels and touring with the Elephant Show.
Thanks again for a lovely evening, Jackie! And we can’t wait to get together again with Sharon for Food Truck Fest! Here’s hoping that you all have Skinnamarink-y dinners in your future!