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PCC Kids Cook
Kids from ages 2 to 15 have fun making their own meals in hands-on classes, working together in groups to learn kitchen skills and techniques appropriate to their age.
For ages 2 to 3 with one adult guest. Join us as we prepare a literary feast based on the popular Dr. Seuss classic. It’s never too early to start enjoying nutritious greens as they sneak their way into our tasty Scrambled Green Eggs, served with some easy Ham Rollups. Would you eat them in a house? Would you eat them with a mouse? Sam-I-Am will give us great inspiration as we prepare some yummy Sugar Cookies shaped like the ideas he suggests. Vegetarian with meat options; with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 2 to 3, with one adult guest. Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day with holiday-inspired recipes beginning with Heart-shaped Polenta Fries dipped in ketchup. An “I Love You” Tossed Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette is a fun way to eat your veggies. And for dessert, we’ll make sweet Maple Vanilla Cupcakes and frost them with Pink Frosting naturally colored with fruit juice. Vegetarian; with optional dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. Making individual pies is both delicious and fun. Together we will mix the dough and fill them as we make savory Cheesy Spinach Empanadas or Black Bean and Yam Pies. For dessert we will tempt your sweet tooth with your very own Cinnamon-spiced Seasonal Fruit pie. Vegetarian, with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to make cookies, but it sure is a good excuse to make a batch of crisp, sweet cookies that will warm everyone’s hearts. Kids will measure, mix, roll out and cut Cinnamon, Vanilla and Chocolate Cookies and then frost and decorate them just the way they like them. Vegetarian, with dairy and eggs. Price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 4 to 6, with one adult guest. Kids will delight in a traditional tea party, preparing and enjoying a variety of goodies typically served at a high tea. We will prepare Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches (with optional ham), Scones with Berry Jam, Chocolate-dipped Strawberries, and of course, Herbal Tea with honey. Vegetarian, with dairy and eggs; optional meat. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 7 to 9, with one adult guest. Chicken Noodle Soup is a classic kid favorite and a perfect dish for early spring. Cool days mean we still crave soothing soup to slurp, and the local growing season is gearing up. In this class, we will pack our soup with fresh spinach and the earliest English peas, in addition to other delicious vegetables. Young cooks will learn how to boost the flavor of stock from the shelves and how to make handmade noodles. These special ingredients make Spring Chicken Noodle Soup shine. We’ll also whip up a batch of buttermilk biscuits for dipping into our soup, or enjoying alongside. With poultry, dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult.
For ages 7 to 9, without adult accompaniment. Enjoy some “winter sunshine” in this zesty citrus class. We’ll be sampling different citrus fruits as we make Mixed Greens and Tangerines tossed with a Citrus Vinaigrette; and crispy Lemon Cookies. Next we’ll heat up the kitchen as we make Orange Marmalade to try on crackers, and then cool down with some Frozen Sugared Limes, a sweet Mexican-inspired treat. Vegetarian; with dairy and eggs.
For ages 8 to 12, without adult accompaniment. Kids are always looking for ways to put their personal stamp on their activities; the kitchen is a positive, empowering place to encourage independence. We’ll discuss recipes, when they are important to follow, and when a little more creativity is in order. Small teams of kids will be guided through an entire meal as they prepare Mexican Hot Chocolate, Homemade Guacamole, a tasty batch of Enchiladas and an impressive Caramel Flan. Emphasis will be placed on start-to-finish ownership of each recipe. Vegetarian with meat options; with dairy and eggs; no gluten.
For ages 10 to 12, with one adult guest. Learn all about making two kinds of popular maki zushi, those wrapped in nori (a sheet of dried sea vegetable) and a “reversed” roll, with rice on the outside and nori inside. You can choose a variety of fresh ingredients, from vegetables to tofu, to customize your sushi any way you like it. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten. Price includes one child and one adult.
For ages 12 to 15, with one adult guest. Bread making is both an art and a science, and Ronit has a great way of bringing out the artist and scientist in everyone. She shows you how easy it is to make fresh bread, how to develop a feel for dough kneading, and how to shape and “proof” the bread. Each child and adult team will make a loaf of basic white bread and experiment with turning whole-wheat bread dough into different shapes to discover your personal favorites. We’ll also churn our own butter to taste with the baked bread. Vegetarian, with dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult.
For ages 12 to 15, without adult accompaniment. Making everyone’s favorite Japanese fast food from scratch not only makes it more nutritious, but also more delicious! We will mix, roll out and cut our own Soba Noodles and cook them in a simple chicken stock or miso broth. Then we will personalize our soups, using a variety of vegetables, condiments and optional chicken. The perfect dessert after eating ramen is the soft and chewy Chi Chi Dango Mochi (coconut rice squares), which we will make from scratch. Vegetarian, with optional poultry; no dairy or eggs.