Monday, July 15, 2013

And We're Off!!

We got the ball rolling right away this morning -- families began to arrive for registration around 8, and by 9 we had nearly all of our campers ready to start the day. Some might have still been a little sleepy, or still waiting for their breakfast to digest, but that didn't last long! Jan and Katie oversaw the distribution of the surveys and campers answered all the questions, whether they made sense or not.(What is "mise en place" anyway?)

By the end of the day, they had learned some of the answers already--by doing!  The campers learned all about how to measure dry and liquid ingredients and a bit about how we taste, and then did a Hide 'n Seek activity that showed them what was available at their station. Campers formed groups of three and settled in to their kitchen  for the week.

 Campers watched Minestrone Soup be made in 25 minutes flat--after the mise en place was assembled, of course-- and then all the odd numbered units went back to make their own soups.  Campers in even numbered units made big green salads filled with veggies of their choice and tossed in a homemade vinaigrette.

The reward came when they all sat down at beautifully set tables (thanks Peter!) to share the fruits--and vegetables--of their labors! There are a lot of budding chefs in these kitchens in 007 Henderson, and it's exciting to watch them use their own creativity and knowledge to create some beautiful dishes. We're already looking forward to tomorrow... we have some tasty recipes to explore!

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