We had yet another successful cooking class with Jeanne & The Kids. This time Emma and Beckett had their friend Sophia join us too. Last time, we made some fun, healthy snacks http://Teaching My First Cooking Class and Emma and Beckett had mentioned they really like pesto and wanted to learn how to make it, but because of nut allergies, we had to come up with a good alternative to pesto. Chimichurri sauce is the Argentine cousin to the Italian pesto. So class today was learning how to make chimichurri sauce, that we used for both the steak and as a dipping sauce, just like how it is done in Argentina. http://Steak Chimichurri We also made some vegetable kebabs to go with the steak chimichurri.
We started by cutting our vegetables and marinating them in some Italian dressing. We used zucchini, yellow crookneck, onions, and red and green bell peppers. Once we had all the vegetables cut and were marinating, we focused on making the chimichurri sauce.
Chopping the parsley. I showed them how to do it both with a knife and in the food processor.
Emma is adding the balsamic vinegar to the sauce. She is carefully measuring it out and adding it to the mix. Sophia is helping by adding the olive oil.
Once the chimichurri sauce was made, and the steaks were marinating, I let the kids dip some bread into the sauce and enjoy it Argentine style. At first they were a little surprised by the vinegary taste, but it was a pleasant surprise that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
When the steak was done, we put it in the refrigerator for Mom and Dad to cook up later. Now it was time to skewer the vegetables.
Mom and Dad loved that the kids cooked dinner for them AND cleaned up the kitchen too. It was a double treat for them. “They made our dinner for tonight. Homemade chimichurri sauce for the steak and veggie kebobs. It was delicious and the best part was the kids did all the work.”
Ta Da!!!!!! Dinner is served.
We sent some vegetable skewers and chimichurri sauce home with Sophia too, so she could share it with her family as well.
All three of the kids did such a great job. We had a lot of fun, made a lot of messes that we all cleaned up afterwards, and hopefully, we all learned something new as well. I’d say we have some very happy and excited junior chefs.
*** I did NOT show any pictures of Sophia because I have not yet been given permission to share her photos by her parents. But rest assured, Sophia was a big help too and she also had a great time in the kitchen. ***
This is the flyer we are putting out there for anyone who is interested in cooking classes. Mine is not saved as a jpeg, so I copied this picture from Toni. A little bit of the top got cut off, but our real flyers have all the information on them.
I am not sure who is having more fun with these cooking classes. Is it me or is it the kids? Either way, we are all having a great time and cooking up a storm. I love to share my culinary skills with anyone who wants to learn, and Emma and Beckett love to learn. 🙂
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.