Today's menu was inspired by our international neighborhood, the Mission, home to a thriving Mexican community.
Our campers prepared "Mission-style" burritos, infamous for their extra large flour tortillas! Each burrito was filled with Spanish rice, pinto beans tossed with a fresh sofrito, chunky guacamole, and a refreshing mango salsa!
At YUM Chefs, we love to taste test! Campers had the chance to taste the different components of the burrito, before everything was assembled together.
Our afternoon cooking session was a real cinnamon treat-- cinnamon sugar, baked churros and homemade Horchata drink!Without a doubt, a flavorful fiesta was had in "la cocina" today!
View today's Mexican recipes on our Summer Camp menu page, here!
We're oh so "fortunate" to have Chinese speaking campers in this Cooking Around the World session, as they taught the group how to pronounce "dumplings" and "fortune cookies" in Mandarin! Students loved making the dumpling dough from scratch, with some groups using pureed spinach and turmeric spice for green and yellow color!
Their little chefs hands practiced the technique of rolling, stuffing, and folding individual dumplings. They were awesome at it!
Our afternoon cooking session was filled with writing fortunes, baking the cookies, shaping them into unique shapes, and of course, reading the treasures inside!
"You are going to be a good cook." -- one of today's fortunes
Head over to the summer camp menu page to find today's recipes!
Happy National Cheese Soufflé Day! To celebrate, we made zucchini cheese soufflé inspired by Mark Bittman's NYT recipe. It's savory, cheesy and absolutely decadent. It melts in your mouth and is super delicious. The older kids also made chocolate soufflé!
We had story time while the soufflés baked!
You may find the recipes on our recipe page
We had our last Farmer's Market class of the spring season. The kids made delicious breakfast tacos with homemade tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, roasted carrots, potatoes and beets. To compliment the tacos, the kids also made, smoothies, beet greens chips (sort of like kale chips) and strawberry crumble! Our next Farmer's Market class will be in the Fall.
In our after school classes, we made mole tofu with elote (corn on the cob). Mole is a savory sauce made with chocolate that can be found in burritos, enchiladas etc. Depending on where you go, each mole sauce can be very different. I forgot to take photos though :-(
Today we had a garden salad class with the preK! They harvested lettuce from the garden. In the kitchen, they chopped up apples, mangoes, bell peppers, carrots and cucumbers to add to the greens. They also made crispy tofu croutons and homemade herby vinaigrette!
We had a great pop up day camp on Friday!! We made burritos, chips and horchata. We read stories, played with veggie puppets, made play dough, has a dance party and played on the playground! It was a blast. We only remembered to take photos while the kids were eating lunch :-)
If you're looking for child care during a school holiday or parent teacher conferences, let us know and if we are available we will set up a pop up day camp for your child and friends!