As our gardens begin to deliver fresh produce, we are teaching our youth how to make tasty things to eat. Some of our kiddo’s have never heard of or tried certain vegetables. Zucchini being just one, and I must say they really enjoyed the opportunity to get in the kitchen and get their hands dirty. We all know that the days are getting hot and humid, so a much needed fun and cool day inside was a hit. At first I was unsure how much they would participate, but after watching a full batch of zucchini bread being prepared; they all jumped right in with a recipe on hand; with a few questions and added ingredients the kids made their very own loaves of pineapple zucchini bread.
We have 7 kids in our program this year. Only six got to participate in the bread making. We had one absent on this day. They came up with a rather good idea to make sure everyone got their hands in the process of making their bread. As a group they decided to divide all they ingredients up among themselves All of them had an equal amount of ingredients. The oldest of the group read the recipe as they went along and instructed each person when it was their turn to measure out their ingredient and when it was time to add it to the mix of shredded zucchini. A list of the ingredients are as follows. all purpose Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, butter, vanilla, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, crushed pineapples, & shredded Zucchini.
Let me introduce our youth. back row left to right; Courtney Parker, Caleb Wilson, Constance Parker. Front row left to right; Harley Dean, Bryan Riley, Arneajah Riley. We have one more youth not pictured Dylan Hager
Although they all did not seem to like their finished product, they all did have a lot of fun making it. By the end of the summer I hope to have taught them all how to make one healthy food made from fresh garden veggies that they like and can make at home to share with their families.
Happy Gardening Until Next Time 😉