Today was a really special day for our recent cooking and kitchen related explorations. Jen Azzariti's son Will brought a pasta making machine and helped us make our own homemade linguine pasta. In order to make the noodles, Grace, Fletcher, Lane and Palmer worked hard to knead eggs and flour into dough. Will had some pre-made dough that he put into the machine, then each child in the group had a chance to turn the crank. We were fascinated to see the the dough get flatter and flatter and then finally come out as pasta. Thank you, Will and Jen!
Back in the Brown Room Kitchen...
Alexandra makes a menu using pictures of food. She selects the pictures carefully, only picking "small" ones. When she decides to add the big picture of pasta, she takes a lot of time cutting and ripping the picture until it becomes small enough to fit on the page.
Emilia gets busy in the kitchen right away, setting up a table with lots of available food for whoever is hungry. She makes a variety of food and drink - in particular, coffee, hot dogs, and pasta. "Okay, I'll do the cooking and you can pass out the menus, Ellie." She then hands a drink to Jessica. "This is your drink. It's coffee" she says. She excitedly invites others to join, and offers food to those nearby. "You can have this one Alexandra. Alexandra would you like to come to my menu? Why don't you guys come and sit at my table at my restaurant." She cleans up the table "so people can come".
When Emilia begins to make "coffee", Ellie says "I want to make it with you." Emilia suggests that she be the waiter. Ellie comes over to distribute some food into a bowl. Emilia says, "We're both making little tiny hot dogs."
Alexandra joins the food distribution; she carefully spoons gems from the jar onto the plate.