Hello there! Vi here 🎉
Days and days have passed and it is once again a Monday! Time to share my day with you ☺️
The morning started with the difficulty to wake up, I was so excited for the morning event that I kept waking up and had little sleep!
A reminder to take something calming before sleeping when you have something exciting planned tbe next day, or else you can’t sleep!
It’s been awhile since my last cooking demo and it’s the first time I did it online!
Despite it being the first, I was not that nervous because I was simply looking forward to cooking with the audience and wanting to see if they like the recipe.
So I prepared the night before so I could be sleepily prepare in the morning.
Those who fail to plan, plan to fail, right? Or is that how the saying goes?
So here’s my evening set up
I had a butane for my stove, got my lights and tripods ready. Two to be exact one for the full view and the other one a close up to what I was doing.
By the time it was 9am the next day I had my breakfast, but I only ended up eating a bowl of oatmeal my stomach refusing to relax at the anticipation of the day.
When the program started and the children listened to the reason why we were all gathered. The hosts explained about nutrition because it is July after all.
After watching them play fun games it was finally cook out time!
I ended up watching the program and forgetting to skin my garlic, I didn’t want to do it too early because I wanted the taste to be sealed in there as long as possible. So I prepared it during the cook out and felt like a ninja because I tried to do it as unnoticeable as possible. I was laughing inside.
With a few words that came out wrong and so many, ‘how are you doing’ we finally finished making my favorite pasta dish.
Pesto of course!
Some even sent their own beautiful pictures :
My final product 😇
I’d like to specially mention someone who joined later on because she had been late to the show but still wanted to join in the fun cooking
It was such a wonderful and fun cook out with you all and I can’t wait to see you again! Hopefully 😇
My family however requested another pasta dish so while I was waiting for the games to finish I made carbonara with bacon bits as well
Beautifully plated by my friend and of course, the realistic version below
The morning was filled with pasta-bilities indeed!
I hope you enjoyed reading today’s monday blog because while writing this I’ve become so grateful for the opportunity. So thankful that youngsters are eager to eat healthy and cook food on their own. Much love to you and your family 😇
Excited for the next cook out !
See you all soon! 🙏✌️
P.S. Before I forget here is the ingredient list 😇
For the procedure, simply blend basil with garlic, lemon, salt, pepper and olive oil. (Add pasta water if it’s too dry)
Saute shortly on a pan until basil darkens a little, toss in pasta, mix the pesto sauce and toppings except the tomato.
Roast the tomato on the same pesto sauce pan to add taste then plate your pasta and your done!