Can I still say that on January 10th? I think we get the entire month of January to welcome in the new year. I know that I for one am still adjusting to 2011, in fact I’m not sure I’ve written the right year on a check yet! (Ok, it’s usually around April before I do.)
Other than the inevitable date confusion - this time of year feels shiny and new, full of possibilities, hope for what this new year may bring. Here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City we see the excitement first hand. Knife skills classes fill to the brim with excited students eager to start chopping and dicing like their favorite TV star chefs, Three day basics classes are all the rage taking students from “kitchen zero to kitchen hero” in just a weekend!
The trend nearest and dearest to me though is the excitement buzzing through our kitchens by students taking classes that not only teach them to make delicious food, but healthy food as well. So many people resolve to live a healthier lifestyle this time of year, but it is sometimes tough to make those resolutions stick. As someone who’s lost 100 lbs, I certainly understand this is a struggle, but I’m so proud to hear from our students is that when they leave our classes, they have tools, recipes and confidence to keep the momentum going!
We’ve got quite the line up of such classes this winter too, from lunchtime classes with wellness coach Shelly Murray (next one on January 19th), to Gluten Free classes of all kinds (don’t miss The Basics of Cooking Gluten Free on 1/30), to my very own classes for weight watchers (Don’t miss One Pan Meals for weight watchers on 1/29 and Comfort Foods for weight watchers on 2/19). There certainly is a lot of healthy excitement around here!