Fortunately, on Friday while sitting at my computer, I noticed a post on Facebook from Jessica from 30 Something Mother wondering if anyone wanted to attend a kid's Chobani Champions cooking class on Saturday. I immediately jumped all over it as I knew my kids would love to head into Boston for a cooking class and I was excited to find something that we could all do as a family.
We drove into Boston on Saturday afternoon, and somehow found cheap parking directly across the street from the Boston Center for Adult Education which is where the class was being held. The BCAE was a beautiful facility and I plan on keeping an eye on their classes and maybe heading back into town to take a class for myself sometime.
We were pretty early for the class because I wasn't expecting to find such good parking, but it allowed us to meet Emily from Chobani and Chef Dustin who would be instructing us today. The classroom was set up very cute and my kids were so excited to get started.
Goodie bags and Chobani Champions to eat!
Tables set up for the kids to arrive with Chobani aprons for the kids.
Once everyone arrived, we got started. They had picked out three kid-friendly recipes that we would be making using the new Chobani Champion flavors. Our first recipe was an Orange Vanilla Cake for Champions. Bridget and Gabbie were so excited to hear that we would be making cake and that they got to do all the work.
Bridget measuring out the flour and sugar.
Gabbie digging into the flour.
Bridget appears to be concentrating on something.
Lots of little cakes ready to bake.
The cakes needed to bake for 15-30 minutes so after we put them into the oven it was time to move onto our main course, Verry Berry/Very Healthy Chicken Dinner. Yes, we were cooking chicken with the Chobani Champions Verry Berry Yogurt, and I promise it was DELICIOUS!
Cutting up our chicken.
Shaking the chicken in the Chobani.
Chef Dustin emptying the chicken into the pan.
Yum, I wish I had some to eat right now.
Plating their dinner.
So cute, I loved how he served the dish over rice in an avocado shell, so fancy and so easy!
This was Bridget's FAVORITE part, she loved it and Gabbie was surprised how much she enjoyed the green stuff in the dish. :)
Gabbie was proud of her cake.
Icing the cakes.
Finally it was time to make parfaits with a combination of the Chocolate Chunk Choabni and the Honey-nana. Gabbie was licking the spoon at this point. She was in love with the yogurt. They layered the Chobani with fresh fruit and granola. My girls were very excited to eat their parfaits for breakfast the next morning.
Breakfast parfaits! (Or you can pop in the freezer for a few minutes for an easy dessert.)
Chobani Champions lunch boxes to take home all our creations.
The kids had a blast and I was so happy to have spent two hours cooking with my favorite girls. This was my first cooking class I have ever attended and now I am really excited to try an adult class out myself. If you are looking for recipes to cook with Chobani check out their website and Pinterest. There are so many ideas that you can use Chobani in! (If you are interested in any of the recipes that we tried out this weekend, leave me a comment or email me and I will get it to you as soon as it is available to me.)
And as if I wasn't already in love with Chobani, they have offered to give away two boxes of Chobani Champions to one of my readers. To enter:
- Leave a comment on this post.
- Tweet about this giveaway and come back to tell me that you tweeted.
*This sweepstakes is open for US Residents Only and you must be 18 to enter. The sweepstakes runs April 30, 2012 until Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. I will be using random.org to pick the winner and will announce the winner Monday, May 7, 2012. One winner will be selected. I will announce the winner in a blogpost on May 7th and the winner will have one week to contact me before a new winner will be chosen. Incase of a technical glitch and entries are lost, all entrants must resubmit comments for entries. You may enter by leaving a comment on this post as tweeting about the giveaway.