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Cooking Together

Next Sunday, we are hosting an EF Foundation pot luck party for all the exchange students and their host families in the desert area. There will be 5 or 6 students and all of their host parents, as well as two representatives from the EF Foundation. The coordinators will check in with every family to see how things are going. Each family will prepare a dish to share from the student's home country. Since we will be away from Wednesday until Saturday evening, we all made lasagna together and it is ready to go in the freezer.

Last Saturday, I got up early, and made a huge pot of meat sauce. Then Brad and Federico joined me in the kitchen. Brad and Federico kneaded the pasta dough:


Brad rolled out the dough,


while Federico made bechamel sauce:


Federico layered the pasta, sauce, bechamel, mozzarella and parmigiano.


I supervised the whole operation, including the clean-up! We had enough of all the ingredients left for some individual lasagnettes for dinner.


Federico gave my ragu a big thumbs up saying it was authentic Italian!

Comments (2)

Cathy Butero:

Delightful! You guys look like Food Network filming a show! Good job!


This seems like a very full and loving journey for all of you. Glad you opened your home and hearts. It seems to be working on all levels. Thank you for sharing you'd experiences.

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