Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Motivation to MOVE!!!

The ability and willingness to work out has to be a self motivated thing. As youth working out can be in the form of dance, playing dodge ball, or just running around having fun. By keeping ourselves in the best physical shape we can maintain a healthier lifestyle. So get out there and shake what your momma gave you. Do something that you love to keep you wanting to continue doing it daily.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Cooking Challenge

Have you ever seen the cooking shows where the contestants get a bunch of random and have to create a meal. Well today that was duplicated . Each group was given a cart filled with random items to create a unique meal all by themselves. No cooking instructions were given and they had to use their own cooking experience to figure out what would taste good together.




Crescent stuffed with cheese and sausage

Cheeseburger sliders with pepperoni inside


Friday, June 28, 2013

A Trip Through Louisiana History

Today the kids experienced a culture lesson from Louisiana. Many of them have lived here their whole 12 years of existence and never been to the Louisiana Museum or State Capital. The fun facts learned today was a culture experience for the children and some of the adults as well. Everyone took away something they didn't have prior knowledge of. It was a day filled with fun activities and lots of sight seeing. The city of Baton Rouge is a beautiful place and they got to see how it came about.

So Can we get in it?......Um no!!


How long is the Mississippi River Ms.Avery

Explaining how slaves were caged and sold

The boys had to perform after losing the trivia game

Downtown Trolley

Beautiful View

What's That???

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Today a variety of pasta was made by the kids. They used shrimp, chicken, ground turkey and a wide variety of noodles. Each group added their own touch to traditional pastas by adding mushrooms, spinach or their choice of an assortment of cheeses. The chef contributed to the meal jaguar punch, salad, garlic bread and a cherry cobbler.


Now were cooking

                                                                   Working together


Cherry Cobbler


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Breakfast Specialties

Today the kids created untraditional breakfast foods. Instead of you typical grits and eggs for breakfast they baked casseroles and crescent rolls containing their favorite breakfast items. By adding apples and different chesses some unique dishes were made.
Mixing up some pancakes

Apple bake with biscuits and breakfast sausage

Holiday breakfast bake

Monday, June 24, 2013


Today the food topic was cereal. All the kids raised their hands when asked who eats cereal for breakfast. The lesson was based around the types of cereals and what you can add to the ones that aren't as sweet to make them delicious. Many of the cereal consumed for breakfast are consumed with sugar. The kids we given a worksheet to help them better understand food labels. After the lesson was over the kids enjoyed a brunch of a variety of cereals . They were able to add berries or bananas to there favorite cereals to have their own creations.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Whole Foods Field Trip

The children were divided into two groups. The first group went on the field trip while the others stayed behind and enjoying a fun filled day of exercise and learning. During the trip to whole foods got a tour of the store. The kids sampled all types of organic foods. They sampled chocolate peanut butter,  various cheeses,  cookies,  fresh tuna, spiced cocktail wieners, juicy watermelon and coconut milk.
How do they make peanut butter?
Fresh fish

Cookies Anyone

Fresh cheese cut in the store

Hand tossed pizza
Coffee Demonstration

Fresh fruit

The last stop is the best stop. Gelato!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Today all the kids were excited to hear that they would be making personalized pizzas. Each group prepared their own pizzas with unique topping. Some groups made a non traditional barbeque chicken pizza while others made pepperoni pizza. The pizza were all differently prepared based on the topping wanted to use by each group. A dessert pizza was prepared by baking a cookie and adding fresh fruits.

 Homemade pizza with wheat dough
Barbeque chicken pizza
Dessert Pizzas

Monday, June 17, 2013

Egg-celent Monday!

Today everyone learned an alternative way to make omelets.  By placing the egg and all the ingredients in a plastic bag and boiling it creates an omelet that isn't cooked with butter or any other additives. Each child was able to customize their omelets by adding onions, bell pepper, bacon, turkey, cheese, mushrooms or spinach. Everyone's omelet came out to their liking some had more of a scrambled egg but overall everyone still enjoyed the experience.

The Bagging process

The Boiling Process
Spinach Omelet
His eggs were scrambled but he still enjoyed every bite
Some Eggs were scrambled in the bag

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sit back and relax!!

Today the kids were able to enjoy a meal prepared by the chefs. A demonstration was done to show the children how to prepare this meal at home in their own kitchen. The meal was fried catfish, potato salad and green salad. For dessert they enjoyed a homemade banana pudding. Everyone wanted seconds.