I got to take a break from my drama teaching, directing, and producing hats this weekend and cook!
I organized a Week Without Walls cooking experience called Hot, Spicy, & Sasse. Yeah, I like the name too. I had twelve students, most of which had never cooked before, and I helped them build their cooking skills and techniques over the course of the week. It was a blast, and we ate a ton of good food.
Here’s a look at our set-up. We had four booths installed in our loading dock. They were wired for lots of small hot plates, an oven, refrigerator, and, of course, rice cooker. Then I started with a demonstration and let them go at it, walking around to give them guidance as needed.
It was fun to see students who had never cooked before gain some experience, and more importantly, confidence that they don’t have to rely on anyone else for delicious food. They have the power! And now the skills.
Here are two students making our final dish of the week: garlic butter stuffed crust pizza. Yeah, it was phenomenal.
Here’s the menu boards of ingredients we used for the week. I hope to do it again next year.