One of the high points of my life has been working with the youth group at our church. The girls are fantastic, and so fun! It has been a couple years since I have been involved with them, and I was missing it. So, naturally, I was thrilled when they asked me to come teach a class for the girls about cooking. I wanted to create something they could enjoy, and something they could do easily enough that they could feel confidant cooking it again on their own.
We went to the local high school, since we are fortunate enough to have the home ec. teacher as one of our youth leaders. We made a very basic dinner: chicken breast, spinach salad, rolls, and dessert. We dressed up our meal with oranges. Oranges were present in almost every part of the meal. We also talked about different ways to dress up something so basic, to make the meal interesting and tasty. The girls broke into four groups and started cooking.