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 set up for the kids where they each had their own little work space, 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 were 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. She was extremely sweet to all of us, and made each child feel special. Afterwards, we all gathered together for a delicious feast of Mexican food. It was such a terrific experience for all of us, especially the kids.
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.