Feb. 1st, 2011

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[livejournal.com profile] themenow reminded me that I neglected to tell how the parent/child cooking class went. I'd say it was mostly a great success. Mine were the only boys in attendance. All the other children there were girls. Boys need to learn how to cook to, right? The teacher was the same one who taught the pastry class Chris and I attended in December. She's a local tv celebrity and has her own cooking show. One of the things I really like about these classes is that she teaches a lot of the basics. For example, she made sure to tell the kids the difference between a liquid measuring cup and a dry measuring cup. She showed them how to sift flour, and even did it to show them what a difference it makes in the amount of flour added to a recipe. She did have to tell Josh and Zack not to play swords with the sifter. That was a bit embarrassing, but honestly I've grown accustomed to such incidents. I don't mind if non-family-members correct my kids, as long as it is deserved. Hey, I've got three of them. I can't keep an eye on all three at once.

There were four different stations: applesauce bars, meatloaf, muffins and brownies. We got brownies! No one wanted do make the meatloaf--a lot of chopping of veg and touching of meat, so I'm glad we didn't have to do it. Our brownies turned out wonderfully. They were cream cheese swirled, ooey gooey type. So good.

The kids really enjoyed the making bit, but they got bored waiting for everything to bake. She used the time to show the kids how to make omelets and biscuits. My kids loved the omelets. They went nuts for them! Petey said, "I can't believe I've lived my whole life and never had this before. If I were a king I'd have my servants cook this for me every single day."

I've made omelets twice since Saturday. It's not that I didn't know how, I just thought they wouldn't like it. I guess this is a classic case of picky kids growing out of their picky-ness. All the more reason to keep on adding new things to our diets.


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