Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mixing Bowl Academy: Strawberry Smoothies!

We had the fabulous opportunity to take a Mixing Bowl Academy class last week and review it. Well actually two classes, but so far we've only done Strawberry Smoothies. This was a pleasant experience from beginning to end. I encourage you to read below and visit the link to see if something appeals to you.

We logged into CurrClick's web classroom. She has a chat window for the kids to get to know one another for a few minutes before class. The ingredients list is there and she includes some reminders and health tips in some of those windows.

This class is designed for 4 and 5 yr olds, so J5 was the star for the afternoon. However, he had some able assistance from his big sister R10.

He did a great job following along with the instructor.

He really enjoyed the blender part, but we fell a little behind. I can probably count on one hand the number of times we've used a blender and well apparently I shouldn't open a smoothie shop with my Oster here.

Yummo! This is one proud Jr Chef! We had some very impressed recipients of some strawberry smoothies!

What a fun time for everyone! This was thoroughly enjoyable. The ingredients list was sent a week ahead of time and I just put the laptop up in the kitchen and we pulled out what we needed shortly before class. The Adobe Web Room is easy to use and the link is sent to you with the ingredients list. Once you are are logged in, it's very easy to navigate and the instructor is easy to understand. Her kids model for the class and she is there to guide us along.

We had a great experience and the recipe was tasty and very easy for the younger set. We are all looking forward to tomorrow's class and I can't wait to tell you how it went.


Kendra said...

Fun, fun.. You need a blender with the ability to crush ice to easily make smoothies and not burn out the motor. ;)

Homeschooling Momtographer said...

I'm chuckling at your blender comment. I actually had to borrow a blender from a neighbor because I used mine so infrequently I gave it away!

~Catherine :)

Mozer said...

I have found out that having the right tools really makes a difference! (ie not having sharp knives in the marinara class made us fall waaaay behind!) We loved the smoothie class!