Sunday, March 8, 2009

Let the Cooking Class Begin.....

Welcome to Cooking 101...

Doesn't this dish look well put together and yummy?

Currently, I am Mentoring four 5th graders in cooking and baking basics for the Mentor Program at the Elementary School. This past Wednesday was their first 1 1/2 hour session after school. We accomplished alot in such a small amount of time, considering the girls had never boiled water before. A couple of the girls had done a very small amount of baking, so at least they knew how to measure.

They started out with a basic chicken breast which they pounded and breaded then baked. While that was going, I had half the group start to chop up the ingredients for the red sauce. While they were simmering and baking, we started on a garlic, cheesy bread. And then cut and sauteed the Zucchini. No one had ever tried Zucchini cooked this way and all LOVED it!
It is great when you can persuade a child to taste something and then they say "WOW! I really like it!"

We finished off with an easy dessert of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies and Chocolate Frosted Brownies..


Steam from washing the dishes, And here they are frosting brownies.

The girls really had a great time learning and planning new things. They will be presenting their projects next month during a Open House at the school. I'll show you more photos, and these recipes as the weeks go by.

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