Kids Cook Classroom Cooking Classes
Loring students and their parents are invited to attend a cooking and nutrition class at
Loring Community School.
                                        Reserve the class with your teacher! Loppet
                                              3rd grade class January 11th.
                                              4th grade class January 25th.
                                               5th grade class February 1st. 
                                       Classes begin at 6:00
                                           Soup will be served around 7:00
                                        Come early to ski!
                                        Cross-country ski between 4:30 and 6:00.
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"Kids Cook Classroom" Cooking and Nutrition Classes
Incredible Versatile Egg
Warm, Soothing, Nutritious Soups
Mindful Snacks, Ways to Snack Smarter
Join us for a cooking class at your school.  Students and their parents will learn to make a homemade "Compost Stock", and a delicious soup!
We will also demonstrate how to Roast a Chicken.  The evening will be filled with information on Ways to Get a Healthy Start in the Morning with Eggs and a recipe for a "Get Fit Snack", a fruit and nut granola.  You will sample one of the Loring students favorites, Egg Salad  and take a bag of Granola home with you.   At the information tables "hungry minds" will learn about Dynamic Duos.  Pair certain foods and they turn into nutritional superheroes!
We'll gather at the table for soup, homemade bread, citrus and conversation.

LoppetStart the Day, Eat an Incredible, Versatile egg.
                                            Hard Boiled Eggs
                 Place 6 eggs in a saucepan; cover with water 1" above eggs.
                 Bring water to a full boil.  Remove the pan from the heat.
                 Cover; let stand 15 minutes.  Take eggs out of hot water.
                 Serve the egg in it's shell!  Season with salt and pepper.
                                             Egg Salad
Add 1/4 cup mayonnaise to 6 chopped eggs.  Season with 1 Tablespoon mustard. 
Add 1/4 cup chopped red or green onions and 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley or chives.
Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.  Serve on Toast.   Makes 4 servings.

Make a Healthy Soup, It's Warm, Soothing and Nutritious
Roasted Chicken with Swiss Chard                              Vegetable Stock
Slice a mixture of 2 cups carrots and celery.
Chop 1 onion and 4 cloves of garlic.
In large pot Saute' vegetables in 2 Tablespoons olive oil until browned.
Season with 1 teaspoon coarse salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 2 bay leaves, thyme and parsley.   Add 6 cups of water, cook over medium heat for at least 1 hour. 
Stock can be simmered for 2 to 3 hours and will become richer in flavor.  Add water if needed.
To make a Compost Stock, add carrot peels, celery leaves, stems of herbs and tops of onions to boiling water.  Strain after 1 hour.  Season with salt and pepper.
To make a Chicken Stock, add a carcass of roasted chicken.

Add Smart Choices to your soup, a few ingredients adds a lot of Nutrition and Comfort!
Thicken the Broth with Roasted Squash, the squash adds vitamins and minerals.
Add the Powerhouse Vegetable, Kale.  In the vegetable world greens are king so add Kale, Swiss Chard or Spinach, they all add calcium, iron and Vitamin E.
Spice the Broth with onions, garlic and chili peppers, they boost your immune system. 
Add potatoes with their skin for carbohydrates, fiber, and Vitamin B.
Stir in your favorite cooked beans or grains for added protein and carbohydrates.
Add pasta or noodles for fun shapes and carbohydrates.
Tomatoes, Corn, Sweet Potatoes provide a serving of fruits and vegetables.
Add Roasted Chicken to make a chicken soup full of flavor and antioxidants.
                            You're the cook, season with your favorite spices.

Rethink Snacks.......Eat Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruits for Mindful Snacks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                      Dried Fruit and Nut Granola
Measure 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats and 1 1/2 cups barley flakes.
Spread mixture into rimmed baking sheet.
Bake in 350º oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to toast.
Mix together 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt,
1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon canola oil and 1 cup sliced almonds.
Pour over toasted grain and Bake for 20 minutes, stir after 10 minutes.
                                        Makes 3 cups of granola.
Add dried apples, apricots, cherries or your favorite orchard fruits to the granola.
Mix sunflower and pumpkin seeds with the almonds.