Cooking Matters: Final Week Six!

Hi Everyone!

I am actually late posting this, the final class for Cooking Matters was two weeks ago. I’ve been so busy shopping for apartment stuff and getting ready to move that I haven’t had much time! I hope you also notice the new header :) I think this will be the final change for a while.

So, two weeks ago was the final class! The six weeks really went by fast. A Jeopardy game is usually planned for the last class, along with a potluck. We encouraged all of the families and volunteers to bring their favorite dish.


Above is the game board used during the Jeopardy game! We had categories for MyPlate, Planning Family Meals, Kitchen Secrets, Label Reading, and Fruits & Vegetables. We split the families up into two teams. They all did great, and remembered a lot of the content from the six weeks!

Now for the potluck! Below is homemade chicken pot pie (it was amazing) and turkey chili. Two volunteers made these.

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I made the pesto & tomato whole wheat rotini pictured above. I made homemade pesto using fresh basil from our garden, and blended it with olive oil, garlic, walnuts, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. I actually had to make the pesto twice… I made it the night before the class and I put in WAY too much garlic and taste tested it, I could barely sleep all night because no matter how many times I brushed my teeth, I could not get rid of the garlic taste. So I had to wake up extra early the morning of and remake it all. Oh, and I also cut my thumb really bad chopping the tomatoes and almost had to go to the hospital to get stitches. But, it turned out delicious in the end after all of my sacrifices.

Other contributions included chicken alfredo pasta, deli sandwiches, cheesecake, and fruit salad.

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One of the volunteers made Carrot & Pineapple muffins from the Cooking Matter’s app. They were SO GOOD. You couldn’t even taste the carrots. They would make an excellent breakfast as well as dessert. Be sure to check out the Cooking Matters app, where you can find a bunch of easy, affordable and kid-friendly recipes.

The class was a great learning experience, and I’m glad I was able to volunteer my time again!