Thursday, July 26, 2012

Last Stop: New England and the Mid-Atlantic!

The morning started bright and early with Chef showing us how to properly use a melon baller, and we all got to try it on some juicy cantaloupe and honeydew.  She also demonstrated the craft of the day- chef hats!  We can’t wait to wear them at the reception tomorrow.
The Road Trip continued as we headed north to New England and the cold waters of the North Atlantic, full of lobster, clams and fish.  Jess led us through Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, sharing insider's info on the region.

Jenna brought us back to our region, the Mid-Atlantic states, and we toured New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The photos in the Powerpoint were all familiar and many of the campers could identify what was in the pictures--the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, the Liberty Bell, the White House, and the Finger Lakes.

Many of the dishes for lunch were comfort foods--Chicken Pot Pie, Baked Beans, and Creamy New England Clam Chowder.   Some of the dishes were familiar snack foods--Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dip and Celery Sticks, Funnel cakes and Cattails made with pretzel sticks. Fresh fruit starred in the Blueberry Cornbread and also in the Raspberry and Apple Cobbler that was served with rich Ice Cream.  We also enjoyed some yummy groundhog cookies (no groundhogs were harmed in the making) with some ice cream to represent snow.  We had the option of seeing our shadows or not, by adding some Hershey's syrup!

We are excited to show off some of our creations tomorrow, so don’t forget to join us as we head for home--and our final reception--on our Road Trip!

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