Another Cooking Class

Chef Jeanne has been busy with a new cooking class once again. I put on my professional gear once more and taught another cooking class to a new student, Noah.

Noah wanted to learn how to make steak burritos, with salsa and guacamole. OK. Easy-peasy. That’s exactly what we did too. I brought all the ingredients over to Noah’s parents’ house, and we went down to his little studio apartment and made some steak fajita burritos.

We marinated the steak, peppers and onions in lime juice, salt, pepper and cumin first. While the steak was marinating, we then made out pico de gallo.

Noah is a very quick study. I showed how how to properly use his knife and how to cut all the ingredients, and off he went.

We did a quick and easy version for everything. We were on the clock and time was limited. Noah had a piano lesson directly after our cooking class, and he wanted to taste his creations before his next lesson.

Once the pico de gallo was made, we used some of that in our guacamole as well. I do that all the time. We just added it to our smashed avocados and mixed it all together. After all, they are the same basic ingredients. We also added some more lime juice and green onions to the guacamole. You can use either lime or lemon juice, but I prefer lime juice.

When the pico do gallo and the guacamole were finished, it was time to grill our meat and peppers. We had to grill them in small batches because we were cooking everything on a tiny George Forman grill. This was a new concept for me, but everything turned out great and Noah was very happy with the end results. And that is really all that matters. It is all about “customer satisfaction”. πŸ™‚

Noah did a great job. He was having a lot of fun. He also had enough leftovers to enjoy the fruits of his labors for a least a couple more burritos later on too.

I found out later that Noah was wearing his Karate outfit to look more like a chef. I love his enthusiasm and his sense of humor.

It doesn’t take much to put a smile on someone’s face, and once you do, it is a priceless gift. Enjoy your days and help others to enjoy their days too. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

14 thoughts on “Another Cooking Class”

  1. He had such a great time. Thank you for being so willing to work within his small space. His grandparents got his little grill and he has been dying to use it.

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