Kids cooking class week 2 Fish lasagne, dill and fennel slaw &garlic bread

This week at our Old School Kitchen Kids cooking classes we made Fish Lasagne with the recipe from seafood Everyday. A lot of us want to eat more seafood as it is so good for us. It is recommended for good health we eat seafood a minimum of twice a week. I know loads of us do not meet that requirement, why I created the book in 2016 . This lasagne is the kid friendliest seafood recipe ever! If there was ever a recipe that you wanted to try to get the kids to eat some seafood then this is it.

Last night we made a lemon, dill, yogurt, fennel, celery slaw to go with the lasagne and garlic bread from some baguettes I baked earlier in the day. There isn’t a recipe yet for the slaw I made it up yesterday. The first week we made an oil & vinegar dressed salad so I am trying to change it up and teach new things each week thats why we went with the yogurt dressing.

Pasta making is always a lot of fun with children. Hands in and messy wants not to enjoy?

The children’s focus was making their own pasta so I made the sauce for them so we could get it done in time. While the lasagne was in the oven they made their salad and garlic bread.

The skills they learnt/practised

Knife skills

Pasta making, dough and rolling

Salad dressing with a yogurt base

Garlic butter and garlic bread


Steph joins in and assists with the younger class and Maggie with the older class, in-between their homework. They are learning new things too and I am actually discovering things that I assumed I had already taught them. They cook our dinner while they are working, last night it was delicious, we all agreed. I know the other parents are appreciating a dinner cooked for them too!

Next Monday we are making a salmon and honey soy noodle salad, I am excited for this already. The classes are Monday 11 year olds and younger 3.45PM to 5.15PM 12 years and older 5.15Pm to 6.45PM. It’s not too late to join in for the term. $65 a week.


First Kids Cooking Class

On Monday we had our first ever Old School Kitchen kids cooking class. The classes are in 2 age groups 11 and under 3.45Pm-5.15PM and 12 and over 5.15PM to 6.45PM.

We made lamb Koftas with tatzazki, garlic roast spuds, greek salad with a homemade salad dressing and pea hummus. Mags and Steph joined in to help and cook our dinner and it was delicious.

I have the groups spilt into age groups, the younger kids may need a little more more help. next up this coming Monday we are making our own pasta and making a fennel and tarragon fish lasagne. Over the years I have discovered that a lot of families want to eat more seafood as it is so good for us but they don’t know how or if they like it. I find everyone loves this lasagne.

I am hoping the children to book in for the term so that I can teach them a program of skills and not have to repeat the same instructions each week, when we could be moving on to learning new skills. But, we are flexible and I understand that people may not have found out about the classes until after they have started so we will take new enrolments through the term until they are fully booked out.  And we will take casual bookings when there is space, or if someone wants to come along to try a class out. The classes are $65 a week and includes a dinner to take home for 4 people. I will look at other school term evenings if there is interest in the future, so if this night doesn’t suit send me an email and let me know when it would so I can take that into consideration for future planning.