Everyday last week, from 9-12, Eldest learned a tasty dish or two. She came home with stories of bossy girls, detailed recipe descriptions, and a full tummy. (Seriously though, for the price I paid to put her in that summer class, she had better be fed something!)
Here was the line-up.
Monday: French Toast and Hotdogs
I don’t know about you, but somehow, I don’t think these two go together well. Anyway, I loved that she learned how to make French toast. It’s my favorite breakfast food. The boiled hotdog though? I won’t mind if she completely forgets how to make that one.
Tuesday: Hamburger and “Dirt Cups”
They actually used raw meat, added seasonings, and cooked the patties. I was impressed and worried at the same time. I get so paranoid just handling meat myself, let alone my 7 year old. At least I was informed that the teachers did go around to make sure all the burgers were full cooked before the kids ate them. And the “Dirt Cups?” I sooo want her to make it this weekend. I’ve never had one. It’s got some chocolate goodness in it. OF COURSE I want some.
Wednesday: Green Salad
Finally. Something healthy! The Hubs especially loves salads, so this was awesome. Now she can be the official salad maker around here.
Thursday: Summer Berry Cheesecake Pie
Oooh! Oooh! ME! I want some! Do I really need to stress the fact this is something she will need to memorize and make for me until the day I die? (Yah. Didn’t think so.)
Friday: Tortillas and Caramel Popcorn
This was a special day because the class “opened a restaurant” and each student had two guests come for lunch. The Hubs and I went (while my awesome mom watched the two young ‘uns). Each group had their own portable burner, pan, and bowls of ingredients. Each group cooked for their own guests. While I had to swallow down tortillas with raw onions and other raw ingredients inside it, it was, nonetheless, pretty good. The caramel popcorn was a pretty good dessert too.
We thought it was really cute watching them “work together” (as much as little kids do) and hear them talk about cooking. However, The Hubs and I made sure to point out to Eldest that if she was going to cook that for us at home, she had better cook the ingredients first. LOL.
And for your viewing pleasure, a short clip of the cooking action!
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