Big & Little Cooks: Jude and Carl

Big & Little Cooks: Jude and Carl

Greetings! We are Big Brother Jude and Little Brother Carl, and we have been matched for over three years. In October, we began taking cooking classes with Kitchen Cred, a cooking program offered via Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania. Kitchen Cred is a new partnership that allows Big and Little matches to better develop culinary skills and health and nutrition knowledge. Over the course of the first two sessions, Carl and I have created culinary dishes revolving around salads and eggs. In session one, Carl and I made Italian chopped tuna salad, and we also enjoyed black bean salad made by the other matches. In our second session, Carl and I made poached eggs and omelets – yum. In the third session, held in December, we made one of our favorite dishes – crepes! We made spinach mushroom crepes and apple cinnamon crepes. To start, we worked on our egg cracking techniques. The hardest part of the entire recipe was figuring out how to flip the crepes while cooking in the pan. The great thing about crepes is that you can fill them with anything. By the end of the session we were both crepe-filling pros! The best part of this session was definitely eating the crepes. Everyone agreed that they turned out well. We thought the recipes were quick and easy, and we’d both like to make crepes for our families in the future. The recipe for delicious basic crepes with apple cinnamon filling is below.   Basic Crepes Recipe Makes 18 six-inch crepes Ingredients: 1½ cups flour (7½ ounces) ¾ teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 cup...