I absolutely LOVE my job. I love it so much... I am there all day long, even though I only teach three classes a day... True, my kids attend the school I teach in... so it's easy to want to stay there, so I can feed them, and hang with them for a little bit, and take them home after school... but still...I LOVE MY JOB!!!
What's my job? I teach CUISINE! I teach teens how to cook, healthily, with minimal ingredients, from scratch... every single day... and it's the best job ever!!!
BUT... because of my job, my first after being a stay at home Mom for 16 years, I haven't figured out how to continue writing on my blogs in any sort of consistent manner. I'm on Spring Break now, with my kids (that is the coolest part, I'm off when they are off) so I have the luxury of time on my computer without needing to be prepping for my next class.
We've been busy cooking for fundraisers, faculty, sports teams, and most recently, for Ronald McDonald house. What a blessing!
The best part... the kids are getting used to using fresh, wholesome ingredients, and are asking for good ingredients in the foods they request... IT'S WORKING!!! I am so excited!
I have some students that write to me on Facebook and tell me what they ate that day, and how they have made better choices... and then repost that they blew it on something bad... It's soooo funny!
The point is... THEY ARE MAKING BETTER CHOICES... CONSCIOUSLY MAKING BETTER CHOICES!!!
We touch on everything in my classes... manners, food choices, etiquette, presentations, hospitality... the works.
We make EVERYTHING from scratch... tortillas, bread, pasta, stir fries, burgers... you name it... we make it from scratch ONLY!!! It's so important for young people to know that food doesn't not come from window at a drive thru, or from a box at the store... but from a little time and patience.
I am home for Spring Break this week, and am having a lovely time getting to know my own kitchen again, and all my fabulous tools...I've been cooking up a storm... and eating well too...
I'm going to learn how to make pickled foods this week... and hopefully teach my students in the coming weeks... I love the idea of preserving food... such a good use of money and produce...
So that's what's been going on... Summer's coming, and I hope to be able to post on here a lot more when I have some more down time...
Until the next post... BE KIND TO YOURSELVES... AND EAT WELL!!! EAT FRESH!!! AND EAT TO LIVE... not LIVE TO EAT!!!