Interesting fact -- THIS IS MY 100th Post! Not that anyone REALLY cares. ahah.
Le Cordon Bleu offers a program called MasterChef Cooking Series and our instructor needed a few volunteers to help out in his class. I decided to help out -- HOLY CRAP it was exhausting! lol. BUT, it was also very informative, fun and an experience I am glad I got to partake in. The class consisted of 18 people in groups of two and they made a bunch of things from scratch -- Marshmallows [really neat to see how they were made.], Meringue cookies [apparently they are an italian cookie called a Lady Kiss, they didn't look very appetizing but they were cool none-the-less.], Graham crackers [from scratch? what?!], Oatmeal Raisin cookies [my least favorite cookie of all time!], and Peanut Brittle [I have made that before so it was less fascinating than the others ahah.] It was A LOT of running around all crazy, helping people, getting this or that, and by the end of it...my poor feet [thank you plantar fasciitis /glare] were deadzors. I was also going on little sleep. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, I can get on a normal schedule sometime this century?
So, I complain every day to Matt about school. But, I really do love it. Food Safety and Sanitation is a real drag, and is completely making me reconsider eating out ahah [Considering that most of these food borne illnesses are from fecal matter...just thinking about how that fecal matter gets into food..makes me want to yack. /shiver.] Foundations 1 though, is awesome. I really like learning how a menu item gets its price, different things about the kitchen, knife cuts, etc. I REALLLLLY cannot wait for baking, but for now, this works. And...I am REALLY doing this. Which is just badass all in itself.