Here I am celebrating my Italian heritage!
It has been a pleasure to be a first-time volunteer as "LA CUOCA" this week for the Italian Camp for Children held at the Randall Baptist Church in
Williamsville, New York.
Monday, we made Mini-Caprese salad skewers.
Tuesday was COOKIE DAY! We made and decorated (AND THEN ATE)
Sugar Cookies shaped like "L'ITALIA"!
Wednesday, it was time to create a "Carrettino Siciliano" out of green and red peppers, cucumber slices for wheels, and then filled with fresh carrots and celery - served with dressing.
Thursday, it's time to make RAVIOLI! Not real ones, but those made from a salt-map dough, filled with cotton-ball Ricotta, and left to dry to be painted another day.
Friday, time to involve the moms and dads - so we are learning to make "gli sfingi!" - a Sicilian sweet made from a dough similar to cream puff dough, deep-fried and served with powdered sugar.
See the website: www.italiancamp.com for more details.
Grazie mille to Judi Mazziotti and the many volunteers who devoted this week to enriching the lives of children from the ages of 5-10 in Italian culture and heritage.