I have earned these certificates in the last three months. The first is a basic review of what I learned in class. The second one is learning how to run a restaurant.

Chef Pica sent a link a few months ago saying if we were interested in earning some free online training, to look at these courses. I only did the two.

Now to start studying again for my servsafe certificate.

Beef Dishes

Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Marsala Pan Sauce
Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce

Both of these are very yummy! I am learning about new meats and how to cook them.

Momma said she is not happy. 🙂 We (kids) have never had filet mignon until I brought this home. It was so good and Megan loved it! She kept hoping there was enough for a second taste. There was not, so now she keeps asking Momma if we can make it at home.

Soups and Stew

French Onion Soup

We have been learning new soups and stews. I have liked them all except for the clam chowder! But, I tried it and brought it home for everyone else to try too. Grandpa and Grandma really liked that one 🙂


Here are some of the goodies I have made this semester.

The tree has Nutella that I made at school before Christmas. The cookies on the left are ginger and the yellow ones are lemon cookies.

My favorite was the extra Nutella that did not go into the tree. I enjoyed eating it plain. We also made truffles with it that were very good!

More Cooking Adventures

Here are some other recipes I learned to make (or learned to make better). So far, learning to make Rangoon or better-than-Mom’s stew has been my favorite.

We also learned to make some salads and good dressings. I learned I do NOT like blue cheese.

Tomorrow we are taking the “practice” servesafe test. I will be able to see how much I learned from the pre-test we took at the beginning of the year. I hope to do really well so I can take the real servesafe test soon.