Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cooking for the Cure/Pass the Plate

Saturday I spent 6 hours participating in a deliciously fun activity and a worthwhile cause. Students in our high school Culinary Arts class wanted to do something that would help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to honor their culinary arts teacher who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. After doing some research, they discovered the Cook for the Cure program presented by KitchenAid.

These students presented a culinary workshop preparing many delicious recipes and the fun part was we got to eat everything we prepared. Our theme for the day was Adventures with Phyllo. Our menu included black olive and basil souffles, strawberry spinach salad with poppy seed dressing, garlic chicken, Red Lobster's cheese and garlic biscuits, dilled carrots, baklava, and chocolate covered cake balls. I will post some of my favorite recipes on a later post.

All participants (this was small group of 8) were presented with a Cook for the Cure plate, which has been registered through KitchenAid. Every time this plate is passed (with food upon it) to someone else, that person will go on-line and register the numbered plate and then pass it on to someone else who will do the same. Every time the plate is registered KitchenAid will donate $5 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Go to http://www.kitchenaid.com/ for further information on this program. I can go on-line and track the times my plate has been registered. I can't wait to see how many times my plate gets passed. Be watching... who knows who may be receiving the plate.

4 comments:

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

That sounds like a very cool program. I checked and they are out of plates until March of this year, so there must be tons of plates around raising money!

KLee said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to try out some new recipes!

Dian said...

What a great idea! Sounds like you had a good time and got some good recipes as well.

Jill said...

This sounds like a great program! The menu also looks good, so I'm looking forward to getting some of the recipes. It sounds like something I'd like to do sometime.