I was recently contacted by Frigidaire to join them in a Save the Children event to kick off their new campaign called Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academy. Basically, Frigidaire flew my children and me to Hollywood, put us up in a beautiful hotel, and had us join 6 other Mom bloggers and their children at Smashbox Studios where the kids prepared healthy and delicious recipes with the actress Jennifer Garner and chef Mary Sue Milliken. It was such a fantastic experience and my children and I had so much fun! Thankfully my husband came with us so he could photograph for me while I helped the kids make their recipes.
We arrived in L.A. on Monday evening and had a wonderful meal in our hotel’s restaurant before heading to bed. On Tuesday we met up with the other bloggers and their children to catch a ride together to Smashbox Studios. They had this amazing setup for the kids where they each had their own little workspace, aprons, chef coat, and chef hat. Jennifer Garner and chef Mary Sue Milliken came out and spoke about the importance of getting kids in the kitchen to help cook which in turn will help them have healthier eating habits.
The kids made a fire-roasted salsa, a Mexican chopped salad, meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting, and a pear and ginger crisp. All of the kids had so much fun and they were all very proud of their creations. I was especially proud of my kids, who did such a great job preparing each recipe. It was nice to see them so confident in the kitchen. Jennifer Garner was absolutely lovely in person and she was extremely sweet to all of us and made each child feel special. Afterward, we all gathered together for a delicious feast of Mexican food. It was such a terrific experience for all of us, especially the kids.
It was a whirlwind trip and we are all exhausted and happy. Thank you so much to Frigidaire for including us in such an important event and campaign. Please check out Frigidaire’s website to learn more about Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academy.
Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children’s U.S. Programs each day a person enrolls in the Kids’ [good-for-you] Cooking Academy regardless of how many times a person participates. Frigidaire has pledged to donate a minimum of $35,000 and a maximum of $40,000, as part of its $250,000 commitment to the cause.
Disclosure: My participation in Frigidaire’s Kids’ (good-for-you) Academy was sponsored by Frigidaire who provided me with travel arrangements to and from Los Angeles to participate.