I woke up super early. I could hardly sleep because I was so excited. I rolled over and looked at my phone and there was a message………….”My daughter was up at 6am..so excited for today.” It was a Facebook message from one of my Girl Scout mothers. I also saw messages from my fellow Food Revolution Ambassadors wishing me good luck with my event. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who was excited and that made me even more excited to get the day started. I got up and got dressed and started to gather the items I needed to take with me. This would be a family affair with my daughter attending, and two of my sons running and helping with the sound system. My husband was assigned the task of taking pictures. We had so much to take with us that we had to take off with two large SUVs packed to the rafters.
We quickly unloaded at our location and started to get ready for the day. We were expecting over 100 Girl Scouts and their leaders and I did not want to disappoint them in any way. I assigned my “my partner in crime” Jen to work the front of house as they call it in the theater world. She organized and ran the check ins. Janice was a huge help to her getting things organized. We had aprons, patches, and a other fun items to give out to each attendee. Jen was also in charge of making sure the girls all had their hair pulled back and then sent them off to wash their hands. Roberta greeted them with a quick lesson on how to wash their hands properly. We would be making pasta that we would all be eating. We wanted them to learn the importance of running a sanitary kitchen. As is pretty typical, the check-ins started slow at first and then quickly became chaotic. Jen and Janice were able to handle things like pros.
The pot of sauce and boiling pots of water are ready for the pasta the girls are going to be making.
My daughter putting out eggs. This was a big deal for her. It’s not every day that a 9-year-old gets trusted with eggs. She was eager to help and up for the challenge.
It is really nice to have 2 sound-guys in my family. When teenage son had to back out at the last minute……..it was college boy to the rescue. Special thank you goes out to the Eastlake North Music Boosters for allowing us to use the sound equipment for the day.
My husband is so supportive. He helped with the shopping, took photos during the event, had fun “live tweeting” and kept me calm in the days leading up to Food Revolution Day.