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summer classes posted TODAY

About one month ago today, there was a wonderful article in The New York Times about a mom who handed over a portion of the weekly cooking chores to her two sons.  Here is a small excerpt from that article:

“I cannot remember exactly when it occurred to me that my children should be cooking dinner for me instead of the other way around…

…So, about six months ago, I asked each of my sons, ages 14 and 10, to cook dinner once a week. I was not proposing a heartwarming mother-son bonding experience. I made it clear that they could cook only when an adult was in shouting distance, but the goal was to have them plan and execute the meal on their own while I commuted home or ran errands — or drank a glass of wine on the couch.

The boys did not protest too much, mainly because I offered a reward. Our longstanding routine had them cleaning the kitchen after dinner under my husband’s supervision — loading the dishwasher, scrubbing pots, wiping counters, sweeping the floor. Now I was offering a get-out-of-jail-free card: You cook; we clean. They were elated by the idea.”

CLICK HERE to check out the entire inspiring read.

Afterward, if you feel at all inspired to sign up your own kids for classes at Les Petites Gourmettes, you better hurry and CLICK HERE to see what we are offering this summer.  The updated schedule was posted at midnight right here on the website and my mailing list received the new schedule/registration overnight by email. Classes fill very fast and only 50 places are available for the five weeks of classes.

I was inspired by fantastic images I saw on Pinterest to create a new feature this summer called “Surprise Me Thursday.”  We are going to have so much fun playing with food and being more creative than we’ve ever been before… I can not wait!

And like so many other Cox Communications customers, my voice-mail has been out for over a week and now I have no dial tone. This means that if and when the voice mail ever comes back online, any and all calls will go directly to it.  Oh, and by the way, I can not access said voice mail. Basically, I have no phone. So yeah, email is the only way to reach me.  You have to love technology!  If you have any questions about the classes, please email me at lpgourmett@aol.com.


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6 comments

1 Lisa { 03.01.12 at 12:44 PM }

We don’t have a phone either…but I am signing Olivia up for a class asap:) xo

2 Linda Hopkins { 03.01.12 at 5:25 PM }

Yay, Lisa! Would love to have Olivia in class. 🙂

3 Ronnie Jaap { 03.01.12 at 6:43 PM }

Love the boys cooking! Nirvana!! Now, if I could get that to work at our house. Great job on the EM Progressive Invite! I’ll be there and don’t want to do a damn thing! (Just kidding!) Wish my Brendan was signing up for classes this summer, but he has plans set.

4 Marissa { 03.02.12 at 10:28 AM }

🙁 No more leftovers after class for me. Usually the best part of the summer.

5 Linda Hopkins { 03.02.12 at 4:27 PM }

No ;-( But, yes for Con – he is coming back home to assist me this year!

6 Connor { 03.09.12 at 12:26 PM }

cute story too.

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