Parents Need to Eat Too

Believe It or Not: 1 Space Available in Parents Need to Eat, Too, Starting THURSDAY!

After all the great responses I’ve received for the next series of classes, which begins this Thursday, somehow I still have one space available. Who knew: People’s schedules change much more frequently in summer. In recent days we’ve had more juggling than Ringling Brothers, my friends.

What does this mean? It means that if you were toying with the idea of taking the class but hesitated, or maybe your own schedule was too tight before but now has loosened up a bit, I’ve got room for you! Here’s the full scoop:

Now that baby’s here, are you finding it as hard as I did to make sure you’re eating well? Living on takeout and jarred pasta sauce? Come and learn in my Williamsburg kitchen! The class focuses on things that are easy enough for beginners and frazzled new parents, delicious, nutritious meals you can make in stages during junior’s naps, or cook super-fast after you put her to bed. You’ll leave each class with that night’s dinner ready to cook. Along the way you’ll learn tips about cooking in general, and meet other parents to compare notes with.

We’ll meet once a week in my apartment’s kitchen, four Thursdays from 9:30-11, starting this Thursday, the 9th. Babies and children are welcome, of course—the whole point of the class is to learn how to cook while taking care of your baby. There are four sessions:

• The New Mom’s Pantry, in which we’ll discuss the staples that make life easier when there’s a baby in the house, and prepare a lightning-fast dinner using items from the pantry
• Big Batch Cooking, in which you’ll learn how to cook once and eat multiple times
• The Slow Cooker, in which you’ll learn how to use the new mom’s best friend (and don’t worry if you don’t have one—I’ll teach you how to adapt slow cooker recipes to your oven)
• Nap Time Cooking, in which you’ll learn how to break more complicated recipes down into stages, to be completed while junior naps

The series of four classes is $160—that includes the food plus a weekly packet of recipes to try at home.

Here’s what previous students had to say about the class:

“I am an extremely inexperienced cook…. You gave me tools that I could work with instead of just a handful of dishes that I could make. I’m incredibly thankful that you gave me this opportunity to learn how to improve my family’s diet—and life.”
–Sue

“The class inspired me to cook more often and get over the mentality that I didn’t have enough time to cook anything really good. I have definitely become more confident in the kitchen, which was a major goal… Thanks for a great class and helping me to get back into cooking and making better/healthier meals!”—Jenn

And here’s what KidCity said:

“1 min spent in Debbie Koenig’s pragmatic new parent cooking class is 10 fewer spent slaving in your kitchen. Participants come with kids, leave with a few nights’ dinner, and bond in between…. Until the Culinary Institute welcomes breastfeeding moms and toddler toys into the kitchen, this is the best cooking & camaraderie class you’ll find in the 5 boroughs. The intimacy of her kitchen means you should to sign up early. It books FAST.”

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