Back To the Grind - Quick Meals
-Summer is winding down……Kids, young and old are going back to school. Bread winners are going back to work, back to busy, busy, busy…We will show you how to still eat well and nutritious all day long without getting stuck in the kitchen! You will also be taking some food home that will be prepared while we talk, along with our convenient recipes and tools. -Breakfast the most important, we’ll talk about breakfast sandwiches, Eggs (poaching, pan, baked, boiled, microwaved w/ caution), proteins, breads (English muffins, bagels, pancakes and waffles?), fruit and smoothies. old fashion oat meal, and more! -Creating quick lunches, salads on the go, The Sack Lunch, Cups of Soup (that you make), edible bowls for soup or salad, and Sandwich’s Hot & Cold that you will look forward to. -Dinner, this can be a tough one. I will teach you how to do this right with just a little planning for the week. Use your leftover creatively for the next day, and make a feast of your own. We'll cover the usage of Crock Pot, Roasting, Braising, Stewing. Vegetables Fresh VS Frozen, Steam and Microwave to achieve efficient cooking. -Finally, Brunch! This is a great excuse to get family or friend together before things really get going. Learn to make Egg casseroles, French Toast Casseroles, Potatoes (hash browns and hash brown cups), and more!
I started my career when I was 15 and found I was very good in this industry. I was encouraged me to apply at to the new cooking school, National Cooking Institute, my first Chef's position was at the Ramada Inn, Casper, WY I was the Pastry Chef their early in my career. This is where I honed my skills in the bakery. Our sourdough starter was 45 years old! We made our own ice cream, breads, donuts, pastries, wedding cakes, and Ice Carvings. I worked on my Grilling skills @ El Rancho (under the original owners, remember the Prime Rib and Fresh Boneless Rainbow Trout), Old Heildberg Inn (used charcoal), Buckhorn Exchange ( I cooked meats from 4 different continents). I have worked as a personal Chef for "Special" people in Denver as well as people with special dietary needs, Gluten Free, Diabetic, No Yeast/Fungus. I have won awards for my Pastries (3rd place Colorado Restaurant Association), my restaurants, Matisse Café, Best of Denver, 5280 Magazine Dec2003-Jan2004, 1st Annual Denver County Fair, 2nd place Gluten Free Baked Goods, My Gluten Free Brownie would have won 1st place in that category, but we were disqualified because we were Gluten Free and the rest were general baked goods. I have cooked for many famous people in all parts of the public eye. Former President Jimmy Carter and Wife, Joan Biez, Smothers Brothers, Stacy Keach, numerous Broncos players, Governor Hickenlooper, Senator Bennett, Senator Gardner, and many of the who's who in Denver. We will have a great time cooking together, learning and story telling!
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