Monday, December 21, 2009

Kidding Around the Kitchen

Lucas & Friends cook a meal with Lisa Fontanesi's "Kidding Around the Kitchen". They made a delicious squash soup, an alphabet pasta & mixed veggie soup, a hearty salad with persimmon & pomegranate seeds with homemade dressing, applesauce and an apple pie. It was too much fun!

Lisa & Lucas show off Lucas' first homemade Apple Pie ;o)

Lucas awaits his co-chefs with his sign-in sheet.

Leila decorates her chef's hat

A lesson about sugar quantities in foods...10 tablespoons in soda? YUCK! 7 in yogurt? Are you kidding me??? Honey and maple syrup make a GREAT alternative.

Lisa preps the young chefs before they set off to make their dinner.

Some of the literature provided...INCLUDING what part of your tongue tastes sweet/sour/etc.

Squishing Squash! Cooking is FUN!
Sophia puts her squished squash into the soup pot.
Now its Micah's turn...
Lisa lends a hand while Lucas & AJ prepare their soup.
Pie crust in the making...Dads & kids roll out the dough.
Leila & Jon make a fancy edge on their crust.
Adam & Sophia put the finishing touches on their pie crust
Leila's & Sophia's crusts are ready for filling
Lucas makes his crust edge with a special finger pinch design.
Beautiful pie crusts to be filled...
The veggies are ready for chopping...

The boys get to work...

...and the girls are doing a great job!

Lucas concentrates on his technique...

Sophia works on getting the perfect chop!

Micah's veggies are done, so in the soup pot they go!

Leila prepares her peppers for the soup.

Sophia gives the soup a good stirring...

Leila't turn...
Time to work out the wiggles!!!

And now to get the apples ready for the pie...if THIS isn't the coolest contraption! An apple peeler/corer ;o)

Micah gets a turn on the peeler...

And now to fill the pies...
Time to put the finishing touches on the squash soup...
...and voila! a deliciously prepared meal by our new chefs!
Some after dinner entertainment...Lucas gives the Polar Express train a spin around the tree...
This is the BEST pie EVER!!! Thanks Lisa for a GREAT afternoon of cooking!

2 comments:

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

I love the little chef hats!

Eliza Bryer said...

What a great activity! I'll have to do that with my kids.