Here’s What We’re Cooking Up!
If you’re still looking for the perfect last-minute gift, it’s not too late to purchase a yearly Smart in the Kitchen School membership for a friend or family member. As a bonus, we’ll throw in our Smart Knife Skills online course for free (a $97 value). We can also coordinate the shipment of a HB + SITK apron as a little something extra! Or if you just need an apron to tuck under the tree, grab one for 50% off with code APRON50 through December.
Details for the cooking school membership are listed here. Our monthly membership includes access to a password-protected cooking school site with two years worth of monthly recorded classes, a monthly Zoom cooking class, a professionally recorded online lesson, countless recipes, discounts on every class I teach, and monthly product and cookbook giveaways for class attendees.
We’ve announced our winter 2022 dates for Fridays at the Farm. Cooking spots are open! Venmo $200 to @Smartinthekitchen and be sure to note your preferred class date and email for confirmation. 12 attendees maximum, and spots will go fast. Seasonal menus and wine-paired sit down lunch. You can read more about Kitchenette Farm classes here.
- Friday, January 21 11am-1:30pm (4 spots left!)
- Friday, February 11 11am-1:30pm
- Friday, March 25 11am-1:30pm (8 spots left!)
It happens only twice a year, and it’s coming up in January! Save your spot for our kitchen clean out and reorganization pep-talk with a step-by-step how-to. It’s a free class that’s my gift to you. We’ll share a checklist of kitchen maintenance to-dos and our favorite kitchen organization equipment. Let’s Kondo our kitchens and get ready for healthy eating in 2022!
Kitchen Reboot dates for January:
- January 13th at 12 pm CST
- January 14th at 10 am CST
- January 16th at 5 pm CST
Cook with me for four days on Zoom and receive a class recording each day you can save and replay. We’ll cook up some amazing one-dish wonders with simple clean-up — healthy, easy, and delicious! Jan 25 at 12 pm CST, Jan 26 at 5:30 pm CST, January 27 at 12 pm CST, and Jan 28 at 12 pm CST. A full list of class recipes, link to sign up and details are here. You’ll end the week with about 35 new weeknight one-hit wonders under your belt!
Basics Course! 10 spots left!
Our 6-week basics class is kicking off again on January 26 after a long hiatus!!! We will meet in my Tanglewood kitchen every Wednesday from 11 am-1:30 pm for 6 weeks, culminating in a celebration lunch. ONLY 12 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE. To register, respond to this email with your full name and I’ll send an invoice. Class cost is $1250 and includes professional knife sharpening, an embroidered class apron, recipe binder, and tote bag along with lifetime access to my online knife skills course. We will have optional “field trips” to visit a restaurant supply store and maybe another fun surprise!
Each Class Please:
Wear close-toed comfortable shoes.
Bring a chef’s knife to every class; blade protectors or knife rolls can be purchased at kitchen supply stores.
- Week 1 – January 26
Vegetable Stock, Chicken Stock, Instant Pot Bone Broth & Salad Dressing
Knife Sharpener Will Be Here; Bring your chef’s knife to be sharpened!
Stocks, Bone Broth, and Salad Dressings
Knife skills: shallot, garlic
- Week 2 – February 2
Soups & Stews
Pressure Cooker Beef Stew, Chicken Noodle Soup, Any Vegetable Soup
Knife Skills: Onions, Vegetables, Herbs
- Week 3 – February 9
Rice, Grains & Pasta and sauces
Grains (cooking rice and pasta, dried pasta and homemade), Pomodoro Sauce, Bolognese, Puttanesca, Cabbage Risotto
Knife skills: onion, peppers
Handouts: ratios of liquid to grain, cooking times, pasta shapes and sizes
- Week 4 – February 16
Chicken, Fish, Beef & the Grill
Chicken: Whole roasted, spatchcocked, sautéed, pounded chicken breasts, parchment fish
Grilling: Burgers, Fish, Vegetables, steak/flank steak
Handouts: meat cooking temperatures
- Week 5 – February 23
Eggs and Vegetables
Poaching, Scrambling, Soft and Hard Cooked, Frittatas, blanching, roasting
Knife skills: Slicing an onion, other vegetables
Other skills: Quick pickling
- Week 6 – March 2
Pie Crust/Galette/Onion Tart, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Popovers
- Week 7 – March 9
Graduation & Celebration Lunch
SAVE THE DATE!
I’ll be on HoustonLife (NBC Channel 2 in Houston) on January 6 to help you kick off the new year with healthy recipes and habits!
I was recently interviewed on Course Igniter Podcast, listen to it here!