We had a fabulous visitor at the end of the March, our very own in-house executive chef! Mr. Bryan was nice enough to come into our school, bring loads of supplies, and spend the morning cooking with our fabulous children. Before we started cooking we first read the book Strega Nona by Tomie DePoala. It is a wonderful fairy tale, that has been one of my family’s favorite books for many years.
Strega has a magic pasta pot that gets used by Big Anthony after she warned him not to use it while she was gone. Anthony fills the entire town up with pasta, and you have to read the book to find out what happens…
Then the children headed upstairs in groups of two or three to put their pasta dough through the machine and press it out.
Then they used Mr. Bryan’s special pasta rolling tool to roll out their noodles. It went from a piece a dough to many pieces of spaghetti!
After that they got to watch Mr. Bryan toss the pasta in some home made marinara sauce that he brought from home! Of course then we ate! Yummy!
Mr. Bryan was nice enough to pack some of the pasta into a to-go bag for each and every family. It was such a wonderful morning, and I feel so lucky to have such awesome families in our little school! Thank you Mr. Bryan and his family for their generous time with our kids!