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Kids classes at Cucina Casalinga are a great way to introduce your children to the tasty world of fine cooking.  Sally's Italian Cooking School is fun and hands-on! Kids really get excited about putting together great dishes!


KIDS COOK ITALIAN
SUMMER CAMPS

June 26, 27 & 28, 2017
August 22, 23 & 24, 2017

All classes run from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm 
Cost per session is $300

SIGN UP FOR ONE CAMP OR BOTH!
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10

JUNE CAMP MENU

Monday, June 26th
Sunday Dinner at Nonna’s House!

Antipasto – seeded breadsticks with salami and prosciutto, Provolone cheese and roasted peppers drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
Sally’s Quick Marinara Sauce
Manicotti di Mamma – homemade crepes filled with ricotta and mozzarella, topped with tomato sauce and baked in the oven
Pollo alla Parmigiana chicken tenders “Italian style” with Parmigiano cheese and fresh breadcrumbs
Pane origanato – Grandpa Tony’s crusty bread with extra virgin olive oil
and oregano baked in the oven
Pacciugo – Ice cream sundaes with fresh peaches, raspberry sauce and crushed Amaretti cookies

 

Tuesday, June 27th
Let’s Make Bread - With Sally’s Famous Homemade Dough!

Corona di Pane – dough shaped and baked into a crown of bread
Muffaletta Sandwich – layered sandwich with tapenade, Italian cold cuts and mozzarella cheese made with the corona di pane
Stromboli Panzone – rolled bread stuffed with sausage and cheese
Individual Pizzette – create your own mini pizza with assorted toppings
Insalata Mista – mixed green salad with basil tomato “French” dressing
Monkey Bread – pull apart sweet bread with cinnamon and sugar
Macedonia di Frutta Fresca – fresh melon and berries

 

Wednesday, June 28th, "Graduation Day"
Grilling Italian Style

Bruschetta al Pomodoro – grilled bread, rubbed with garlic and topped with diced fresh tomato, basil and extra virgin olive oil
Orecchiette con Broccoli e Pesto – “little ear” pasta with sautéed broccoli and garden fresh pesto
Arrosticini di Pollo con Salsa alla Senape – skewered grilled chicken breast tenders on the grill with a mustard sauce
Verdure alla Grigila – marinated and grilled garden vegetables with fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Torta di gelato al Cioccolata – a chocolate ice cream torte with vanilla ice cream and mini chocolate chips in a chocolate wafer cookie crust


AUGUST CAMP MENU

Tuesday, August  22nd
Let’s Make Pizza!


Impasta di Pizza e Focaccia – Sally’s Homemade Pizza and Focaccia Dough
Salsa di Pomodoro per la Pizza – fresh plum tomato sauce for the pizza
Classic Pizza Margherita - the “Queen’s Pizza” with San Marzano tomatoes,
fresh mozzarella, oregano and basil
Pizza Bianca – “white” pizza with caramelized onions, scamorza and fresh rosemary
Calzoncelli – “little socks” small baked calzone stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella
Caesar Salad
Sorbetto al Limone – Italian Lemon Ice

 

Wednesday, August 23rd
Baking Day - Guest Chef Sweet Maria Returns to
Cucina Casalinga!

We are honored to welcome back Guest Chef Maria Sanchez owner of Sweet Maria’s Bakery in Waterbury for our second day of camp.  Maria will delight the kids with baking and decorating tips.  Maria is the author of eight Italian cookbooks including Small, Sweet and Italian” and the “The New Lasagna Cookbook”


Enjoy learning the latest trend in cake decorating – the “Drippy” Cake
- each student will make and take home their own decadent cake with delicious drippy ganache
Maria’s Thumb Print Cookies – voted the best in Connecticut and best in the state by Good Housekeeping
Roasted Chicken with Vegetables – How to roast the perfect chicken – herbed chicken surrounded by fresh onions, zucchini and gold potatoes.  A meal in a dish for lunch!

 

Thursday, August 24th
A Festive Graduation Menu! 

Spiedini alla Romana – grilled mozzarella and bread on skewers
Roman style Risotto al Basilico e Pomodori – tomato and basil risotto
Chicken Francese – chicken breasts sautéed and baked in a lemon sauce
Fagiolini Aglio e Olio con Prezzemolo - green beans with garlic and parsley
Nonni’s Pizzelles con Gelato e Fragole – Grandma’s thin wafer cookies made into ice cream cups with ice cream and fresh strawberries 

 


ALL  ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
AND A GIFT FROM SALLY!

 


 

 

Hi Sally, I just wanted to thank you for yesterday!  Justin had an absolutely fabulous time and is still talking about it.  We have already made 2 batches of the crostini's, ice cream sandwiches are in the freezer as we speak and ingredients have been purchased to make the sausage bread!!  He really enjoyed himself and keeps sharing little tips that he learned from you. Thank you again and I look forward to the next class he can take with you!! 
Take care, J. Lewis

 


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203-762-0768


"Thanks. My family will love the recipes of the food that tastes so good. You brought back old memories and thank you so much for that. I'll never forget you. Please don't forget about us." Eric V.

"Thank you so much!! I had so much fun and learned a lot! It was a great time and I hope I can come back soon . You are a wonderful chef!" Jillian W.

"Only one word comes to mind. WOW!" Megan L

 

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