This month I tried my first cooking program at the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library. We made apple pies that they took home to bake or freeze and save for Thanksgiving. The program wasn’t too expensive, if you brought supplies in from home such as bowls, cutting boards, etc. I had four kids (only one of who signed up), but my TAB kids said they were all coming (and then didn’t) so we had a few extras for the staff to enjoy.
I set up stations and had the kids rotating through them. The stations were mixing and measuring, crusts and apple cutting. I stayed at the cutting station almost the entire time but the others traded out. The program took almost 1 ½ hours, it should have only taken 1, but they decided to make lattice crusts and that took them a while. I also gave everyone a card with the recipe and baking instructions.
There were 3 boys and only 1 girl, which was a welcome surprise. Plus, their topics if conversation ranged from favorite vegetables (brussels sprouts!) to what our next cooking program could be. There was some interest in barbeque rubs and turkeys, but I’m going to go with chocolate in February and maybe something more complicated in the spring.
Here are some pictures of the final product.