I love this quote because it allows for a spirit of abundance, it places a bull's eye on all the day to day shit we just glance over or ignore or belittle or brush aside, and it tells us to back the F up, check yo self before you wreck yo self and not to hate, but appreciate. Basically, it's a nice swift kick to the balls that puts things in perspective.
Therefore, I want to start by stating how grateful I am for the students who show up each week to Barrio Bites; the students who show up intermittently because of multiple legit (and maybe not so legit) reasons; and the students who just pop into our little culinary lab one day and end up enriching the entire experience. They ARE Barrio Bites. Without them, Barrio Bites is a fun and fabulous opportunity for me to make salsa and all kinds of other foods I can share with people. But the students are the soul, the backbone, the heart of Barrio Bites. It is NO LITTLE THING when they show up Tuesday and we do what we do.
- Group 1 - Kids spiced up this dish just a bit (literally and figuratively) by making a Thai marinade with fresh basil, cilantro, red pepper flakes, Thai chili, lime juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, soy sauce, garlic, and salt. These students made the marinade and cooked the pasta.
- Group 2 - They prepped the vegetables: broccoli and mushrooms. They learned to blanch and shock broccoli in order to retain its vivid green hue and crunchy texture.
- Group 3 - Prepped chicken breasts and cooked. What I learned real quick - these kids love chicken, but they do not like touching raw chicken. Can't say I blame them.