Cooking Classes and Hungry Kids

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Last night while I was stirring fried rice, he gazed at the calendar and asked, “When does summer start?”

Well, do you mean the end of school, or the official start of summer on the calendar, because those dates are about a month apart?  With one eyebrow raised in “Really, mom?!” fashion, he assured me that all he needed to know was when baseball and cooking classes start.

Cooking classes.

A few weeks ago he asked if I’d teach him to cook.  My kids frequently pull up chairs (anyone else constantly tripping over little chairs?!) and help me out in the kitchen, but he wants more.  Classes.  He wants to cook.  With me.  Think I’m gonna say no to that?  Not on your life!

Cooking classes start in one month.  🙂  A Finer Thing, for sure!

 

I’ve mentioned before that we don’t have the best of everything around here, but we spend lots of time together and we eat well.  It often gets taken for granted, but the ability to eat all we want of (mostly) quality food?  That’s a gift that many don’t have.

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Yesterday I participated in a twitter party while my 2yo was munching on apples and cheese and the baby was nursing.  The hashtag was #WorldsLargestBakeSale and the chatter was immense!   (Ty Pennington was tweeting with us.  I was secretly hoping he’d click over to my site, find my ugly kitchen, and help a girl out!)

Sandra Lee’s World’s Largest Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry, to be held May 1 from 10 am to 7 pm at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station in NYC will benefit The Food Bank for New York and Share Our Strength’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry.   Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising initiative presented by Kmart, Domino Sugar, C&H Sugar and Duncan Hines that encourages volunteers to host bake sales in their communities to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

Currently over 16 million children, or 1 in 5 struggle with childhood hunger.  (baffling, right?!)

I don’t plan to jet to New York for the bake sale next week, but just as with nearly anything else, there is always a way to help locally.  I bet my budding baker would have fun with a local sale here in our tiny Kansas town, even!  The possibilities are endless.  The need seems endless.  Together we can end childhood hunger.

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