When we arrived, there were several little ones gathered, with carrots and ranch dip at the tables, while they waited for all of the kids to arrive. Then they all put on their aprons, and lined up to wash their hands.
They were all the cutest little chefs. I can't believe I didn't get a photo of them with the fronts of their aprons on. So cute. But I was so busy helping!!!!
Chef Connie brought out a big bowl of dough for the first thing that they were making. Pigs in a blanket.
Connie is Romanian. She trained in Europe, and her mother in law lives next door to the chef of the Belagio in Vegas and she furthered her training while working under her.
Everyone got a ball of dough, their own roller, and got to work with their creations. They rolled the dough out, and then cut it in half. One half to wrap their dogs, and the other half to make bread stick shapes.
I just thought this was the cutest thing EVER!!
So they rolled their dogs, and placed it on a piece of parchment paper they had written their name on.
With the other half of the dough, they got to use cookie cutters to cut out shapes for bread sticks.
While those were baking, Chef Connie got busy making Apple sandwiches. These were so clever. I always cut apples into wedges. Why I never thought to do it this way, I do not know. But she took a large crisp apple, and cut it very thinly while standing the apple upright. So that she got little wafers of apple pieces. Then they gave each child 4 slices, and a scoop of Nutella, and a scoop of peanut butter, and a little rubber spatula to make their sandwiches. These were so fun and tasty!!!
Then it was time to eat their Pigs In A Blanket. With plenty of dipping sauce and ice cold fruit punch!
After that, they got to decorate sugar cookies. Each child got three colors and two cookies. Some of them decorated each one carefully, and some (Noah) of them slapped a big dollop of icing onto the cookie, smashed the second cookie on top, and then enjoyed a cookie sammich!! They got gummy bears and jimmies and m&m's too. Noah took his on the side.
They had a ball! And I thoroughly enjoyed watching them do this class. We thanked Miss Connie, and assured her we would be back for more classes.
Noah was apparently done with having his photo taken at this point. On the ride home, we talked about all of the fun they had, and what their favorite part was. They giggled all the way home. At a stop light, I turned around and snapped this.
That smile just says it all for me! Man I love being a Grandma! Their Grandma!!!
If you live anywhere near me, do go check out this fun new shop. The owner Connie is delightful! I wish her all of the best in her new business. Happy Cooking!!!