The FOOD JULES cooking classes continue this Fall at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library here in Monroe, after such a successful summer.
Yesterday, was our first class for the Fall semester and it was great. The kids (students) are just amazing. It is truly an honor to teach these kids. We have so much fun in these classes, working together in teams, cooking up different recipes. The kids have been learning all about nutrition, local farming, measurements, the environment and of course, how to cook. The kids were so excited to see we were using locally produced, ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP from Connecticut. It is great for them to learn to support our local farmers and businesses. It is an honor to teach them about the benefits of creating your own garden, cooking fresh vegetables and fruits and eating healthy snacks and foods that are not only good for you, but that taste great!
Yesterday, we had BRUNCH and made homemade granola, ate it as a parfait with Organic Yogurt and Berries, we cooked two different kind of quiches – Quiche Lorraine and Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche and we made Organic Banana, Chocolate Chip Pancakes. I also brought some of our homemade Banana Nut Bread. They had quite a lunch!
The kids get a lot of enjoyment and feel proud to get a recipe, collect the items from our pantry table, measure them on their own, crack their own eggs, cook their own food and eating it all, together as a family. The kids even wash and dry dishes when they are done preparing their meal and help set the table to sit down and enjoy all of the food they made. It’s great team work! I am so very proud of all of them and their parents should be as well! I truly believe it is teaching them to look at food in a whole new light!
Our next class will be held on Saturday, October 8th. Sign up online at www.ewml.org. We’re all looking forward to another successful class!
Go FOOD JULES team!