Monday, 11 May 2009

Cooking

Had a great day cooking with the Brownies yesterday. It's the one thing we can't do in our meeting place as the school kitchen is off limits. 

We borrowed equipment from our sister Guide unit, who have loads of camping gear and off we went to a Guiding campsite with plenty of outdoor space plus a kitchen and toilets.

There were 19/23 Brownies, 1 Guide, 2 Young Leaders, 4 Guiders and 2 parent helpers, so 28 of us in total.

The 8 oldest Brownies cooked sausages, mash and peas outdoors, the 6 middle Brownies baked cookies and decorated them and the 5 youngest made fruit salad.

They ate every scrap - we made 95 sausages (including 10 pork for the girls who can't have beef and 3 soya for the vegan) and there wasn't one left, all the mash and peas went, all the cookies, all the fruit salad.

We had a lovely sunny day, in fact I should have had them all bring sun cream but as it rained all last week, I didn't think of it!

(Pic deliberately blurred to hide Brownie identities)

8 comments:

Kelloggsville said...

baking cookies on camping equipment is pretty impressive - how do you do that?

Sounds like a great day - well done.

Strictly said...

The cookies were done in the oven of the kitchen! :-)

Jen on the Edge said...

That's great! The girls learn an important life skill but do so in a fun environment.

Exmoorjane said...

Huge thanks for your comment on mine - laughed out loud. So, come on, fess up.....
Can't believe you baked cookies - in my day dampers were about our limit and they were always soggy and claggy and truly disgusting. Did I ever tell you I was a Queen's Guide, btw! Probably. My only serious sign of success...
jxx

alison said...

Mmmmmm, sausages.....

Saffy said...

That sounds lovely. We also can't cook in our meeting place. You've inspired me to try taking them somewhere else for a night... Of course, I'll have to remember this come September :o)

TopChamp said...

wow that is a lot of sausages!!!!!! Sounds brilliant.

snowflake37 said...

I'm with Alison - suasages are nirvana.

And sadly, these girls can cook better than I. Sigh.

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