Wanna See The Cupboards?

December 4th, 2008 by admin Leave a reply »

History was made today!  It was the best fun I’ve had all week!

The first of the series of Cooking Classes is all over but the shouting…it was so much fun!  By now you understand that if it isn’t fun, I’m not interested in the effort!  Grin/Wink

The discussion centered around the pantry, the fridge, and the freezer.  We had a lunch of soup-using split peas, pantry goods, and carrots from the fridge.  There was a bean salad in a lettuce cup, too.  Dessert?  HOME MADE chocolate pudding FROM SCRATCH.  Oh, be still, my heart!  All my fave raves!

That I opened every cupboard, every door, every drawer was the biggest surprise.  But if students are to learn how to manage their food budgets well it will help them to know how to manage the whole kitchen efficiently.

I wanted there to be enlightenment.  I yearned for what I love and enjoy about cooking to be infused into the students.  I so hoped the food would please the palates.

The evaluation form said it all.  I got comments that warmed my heart:  “I most appreciated the Teacher’s TIME” and “I will incorporate some of the suggestions I heard here today”.  The comment that motivates me the very most was the one that seems to be the most heartfelt: “Please, MORE MORE MORE of the same”!

Next session?  Show and Tell: Shopping and Chopping.  They will bring their favorite knives and we can talk food prep like old friends.  Besides that?  We get to drink coffee!

My fervent hope is that folks will visit Food Stamps Cooking Club, get into the loop, and join the fun!  These classes have the potential to help a lot of people!

Connie Baum



  1. Renita says:

    You are awesome girl. Wish I could have been there. I always enjoy putting my feet under your table.


  2. Christine says:

    I’m hungry! 🙂 You go, girl… you are doing great! I think I need to go organize my cupboards and refrigerator, too.