Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Little Chefs.....

We had our last cooking class this past Monday and I think it was my favorite. We had a tea party theme and that is always a hit. We worked on party foods and our table manners. The girls were great and such fun to work with. These classes made me really understand that girls can cook at an early age, we just need to teach them. They just need the basics to begin. We focused on how to read recipes. We first worked on reading the recipes from beginning to end before starting and what all the little abbreviations mean; T., Tbl., t., tsp., etc..... They learned how to measure exactly and how it should look when it is done. I really did these for my daughter so I would be motivated to teach her to make more than cinnamon toast. She has done great and has started making delicious things in our kitchen all by herself. I am so pleased and wish I had started this earlier! Now, she is excited to cook ....oh, how lucky her husband will be. So, mommies.....get out the cookbooks and put your little cooks to work. Next Mother's Day you may just get more than oatmeal and orange juice!
Here are a couple of our recipes we made for our tea party.........
Chocolate Zucchini Mini Muffins
1/2 C. melted butter
1/2 C. Oil
1 3/4 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C. Buttermilk
2 C. grated zucchini, small grater
2 1/2 C. Whole Wheat flour
1/2 t. salt
4 T. cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cinnamon
2 C. chocolate chips, divided
Mix all dry ingredients except for chocolate chips. Add wet ingredients. Stir in 1 C. chocolate chips. Pour in mini muffin cups. Top with last cup of chips. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. You can also bake this in a 9X13 pan or regular muffins. Bake at 325 for 9X13. This makes a lot and they freeze great!
Dilly Chicken Salad Sandwiches
1 1/2 C. finely chopped cooked chicken
1/2 C. finely chopped celery
1/4 C. grated carrot
2 T. finely chopped onion
1 t. Dried dill
2 T. mayo
2 T. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Add more sour cream if needed. Chill. Serve on rolls.
Thanks girls for a great time! Keep cooking!


Paula said...

Thank you very much sister Goodman for teaching me the things I did not know about cooking. I hope to be in another class you teach. I had a great time. Thanks again!

Madison Smith

Melissa said...

I was reading some of your previous posts and the one about vitamin b shots interested me a lot. This past weekend I was visiting my cousing in prescott and she gave me 2 vitamin b shots (one comples and one b12) and it has made such a huge difference in how I feel. I know that I can go to sprouts to get these or to different dr's, but I'm interested in finding out how I can get the stuff and just give myself injections. It would be so much easier to do it myself. Where do you go to get your supplies? my email is jepfamily@msn.com (i'm leary of ordering off the internet)

Sherri said...

My "little chef" had such a great time. Thanks!

wendy said...

Hey Shari - I've been lurking for awhile on your blog and I'm glad you're back and not giving it up. . .it takes me back to the days of having you as the 'cruise director' for 'the girls' in highschool. I love your insights and info., your family is gorgeous, and you look great, as always!

Tracey said...

I wish Taylor could have done one of your cooking classes. If you do another one - let me know.

Jen said...

I'm from Utah and I check you blog often. Thanks for all the great tips and advice. I was thinking of doing a cooking class similar to the one you do and wondered if you wouldn't mind answering a few questions. What ages do you take in your classes and how much do you charge for how many weeks? I know it would depend on what we cooked to cover the cost of food... Thanks,