Culinary Arts

Bangers and Mash

I am taking a culinary class. It is in the afternoons at the Career Center. I really like my teacher.

I am learning about sanitation and food borne illnesses. There are a lot of food borne illnesses and they have some gross effects!

I learned how to properly cut a chicken without leaving much meat on the bones and having them in nice pieces. I have learned some different cuts for vegetables.

I enjoy the class a lot, but it is very hard. Mondays and Tuesdays are test days and learning the new things. Wednesdays are to finish up. Thursdays and Fridays are “labs” and I get to learn how to cook new things.

So far this year we have made cookies (to learn how to use a food scale). All of the ingredients were in ounces and we used shortening and butter instead of just butter. Momma liked the Snickerdoodles better than the recipe we have at home.

Then we learned how to make Bangers and Mash. I practiced the julienne cut on the potatoes. I also learned to cut onions properly. The recipe was so good, I made it again at home.

This week I learned how to cut up a chicken. We used the chicken for some great dishes.

Sea Glass

We all got to go to Patmos for two weekend retreats. We stayed the week in between also. We got to play with friends a lot.

We looked for sea glass. We found quite a bit. I found a piece with an “A” on it.

Auntie Kristi asked to borrow it before we left for home.  She had it made into a necklace for me. I really like it because it is unique and very pretty. Thank you very much Auntie Kristi.