Cooking Initiative – Buckhurst Hill Branch
posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 13:44
Cooking Initiative : Over the years, at various events, people have commented “Oh, I wish I could cook like that”, “I don’t know how you do it, I couldn’t possibly cook that like”, etc., etc.
In conversation with a few friends at Mothers’ Union, we thought about putting together a home cooking skills course for anyone interested to learn a little more about making family meals. It was decided that we would run a course over four sessions, with two of us leading each time.
We advertised our “MU Cooking Initiative” through the Church newsletter and promptly got 8 responses. This was slightly higher than we thought we (but mostly the space in the Church kitchen!) could accommodate, but didn’t want to turn anyone away. So, 7 church family members and 1 non-church family member signed up.
We met for four sessions (not everyone could make them all – this was to be expected), and on each session we covered a main course and a dessert. Each session was accompanied but much chatter and laughter, lending of kitchen equipment and ideas. Mostly great successes were carefully carried home for families and friends to enjoy – occasionally, something that needed a little more practice!
One final “catch up” session has yet to be run, where participants can come again to try a recipe, they missed out on first time round, or a particular meal they wish to create.
Feedback sheets were completed, with some very complimentary comments and also some good ideas to take forward.
Consideration is now being given to running further sessions (several men in the church are apparently keen to attend), also perhaps some sessions for youngsters before they head for Uni. All yet to be decided, but whatever shape it takes – we know from experience now that it will be great fun for those leading as well as those taking part. Angie from Buckhurst Hill MU Group
Posted: 10 Jul 2019 | There are 1 comments
Comment 1 | From: Judith | Date: 15 July 2019, 13:27
Great initiative and could probably be successful in many more branches.
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