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Old 04-16-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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Lightbulb I have to run a program with teen girls...

I work at a summer camp in upstate NY as the cook. This summer, we have a two week program for girls 6-8th grade. The description is as follows:"Martha Stewart watch out! The next generation of culinary divas are on their way. From candy and cakes to down home cooking, you'll do it all. Visit the local culinary institute and help prepare a dinner of your choice for the camp. You'll be saying, "Bon Appetite'"

The girls will not be allowed to use the stove or oven, etc. They do have a food preparation area and there will be ten of them.

The question is:Any ideas? Please?

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Old 04-16-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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I have a question...how are they going to cook without a stove?
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:53 PM   #3
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I have a question...how are they going to cook without a stove?
All of the actual baking, etc. is gonna have to be done by me or their counselors for insurance reasons(we can't have 10 12-14 year old girls running around my kitchen!)
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Are you serious - you can't use the stove or oven for anything they cook?

I teach a cooking class for some of the young girls at church - ages 8 thru 18+, let's say. I can give you recipes for some of the stuff we've made together that they really enjoyed. One of the things they liked best was sharing what they made with others.

Can you give us some more details on your upcoming adventure?
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Good question Constance.
I'm guessing that they'll cut, mix and prepare everything and then an instructor will do the cooking part??


Let us know and we'll give you lots of ideas.
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Let Them Put Together A Pizza/lasanga/brownies/ect...
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Post Ok...

I'll do the cooking/baking. I don't really have much experience as a teacher, although I've been in the industry 10 years. They can cut and mix and whatever else, but how am I supposed to amuse ten 12-14 year old girls for 2 WEEKS!!!
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I'll do the cooking/baking. I don't really have much experience as a teacher, although I've been in the industry 10 years. They can cut and mix and whatever else, but how am I supposed to amuse ten 12-14 year old girls for 2 WEEKS!!!
Invite over ten 12-14 year old boys! - My daughter would be first in line! Sounds like a fun class!
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:11 AM   #9
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Girls that age are perfectly capable of using a stove with a little supervision. It's certainly no more dangerous than handing them a knife.

Why don't you have them plan menus for certain occasions using foods they enjoy? For instance: slumber party, pizza party, picnic, dinner for mom & dad, etc.
A slumber party, for instance, would call for snacks, drinks, and breakfast the next morning. They could plan the menu, establish a budget, and go shopping for the ingredients. One day would be spent doing the prep work, then they could actually have the party and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Don't forget what it was like to be that age, and have a good time with the girls!
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THe girls can make salads... chicken or taco. You could have the chicken and meat cooked so they can do the rest. Presentation too. It really limits things when they cannot use the stove; however, think of all the casseroles they can assemble .
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