Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wedding Wednesday : My Bachelorette Weekend

When it came time to plan my bachelorette weekend I was really stumped as to what to do. I only had my two sisters as bridesmaids, neither of which are your typical Las Vegas bachelorette type of girls. I decided what I really wanted was a chill weekend with my mom and two sisters. After lots of thinking my mom had the great idea of going to a cooking school!

I flew home to Mississippi and then we drove up to Greenwood. Greenwood is a small town (well large for the area) in the Mississippi Delta. Fun fact, they actually shot a lot of scenes from the movie The Help in Greenwood! Greenwood is also home to the Viking Cooking School.

In the middle of downtown is a cute little street with some local shops, the cooking school, and The Alluvian Hotel. The Alluvian is a cute boutique hotel with a spa and restaurant. We had dinner at the on-site restaurant, Giardina's, our first night and I'd highly recommend it. The restaurant is set up as separate little private booths so your meal feels very intimate and private. The hotel also serves breakfast on the top floor each morning. It's a great Southern style breakfast with eggs, biscuits, grits; all the yummy things you need to start the day!

The cooking school itself was such a fun experience! We selected a class where we made Southern favorites inspired by the movie The Help. We started with some sweet tea and deviled eggs while we learned the correct way to dice an onion and peel garlic. We then learned to make fried chicken, skillet corn bread, mac&cheese, greens, and buttermilk biscuits. We finished the class with a slice of chocolate pie! The class was perfect because not only were the instructions easy to follow, but all the ingredients were already measured out (my least favorite part of cooking) and there were two instructors to help if you got confused. Oh and you didn't have to do any dishes when it was all done!

I came home with a Viking apron, packet of receipts, and feeling like I was ready to be a real Southern housewife! I would recommend the Viking Cooking School to anyone wanting a relaxing bachelorette weekend or just a fun, low-key girls getaway.

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