For the last seven years Kathy and I have had the privilege of teaching the advanced cooking class for the Fallbrook 4H program.
We started an annual party a few years ago where the kids come at noon and cook for 4 hours then the parents come at 4 and the kids serve the parents what we have made. Each dish is presented to the group of parents with the name of the dish, the ingredients and a little on how it was prepared. We had 14 parents 7 4H students and Kathy and me. In the past the party only lasted for about 30 minutes after the food was gone but this year several of the dads cornered me about smoking. At least 3 of them bought smokers in the last year so it was a lot of fun to share smoking stories with them.
Here are some pics of the dishes the kids did in just 4 hours. These kids are amazingly talented.
Here is Kathy leading them thru one of the dishes
Here is the first dish we presented - Parmesan - Pesto Deviled Eggs
Cheesy Chili Squares
Sopressata and Guyere Cheese in puff pastry
Beggars Purses - crepes filled with carmelized mushrooms and tied with a chive
Spinach Cheese Swirls
Window Pane Potato Chips - Thin sliced potato with an herb in between then baked between two sheet pans to hold them together
Here is the kids favorite
Chocolate Filled Cheesecake with a Chocolate Ganashe - notice how much ganache is on the plate
They also made a punch to serve with the appetizers
Here are a couple pics of them serving their parents
This was an amazing accomplishment for 4 hours.