This past Sunday, the second installment of my meal prep class, “Sunday Prep School,” was held at Normandy Perk on what was an exceptionally sunny and warm day. We actually experienced temperatures close to 80 degrees in the Seattle area! Similar to my previous meal prep class, I planned five delicious and healthy dinners for participants to prepare for the week ahead of time - Lime Cilantro Steak, Lemon Chicken with Broccoli, Basil & Garlic Pork Chops, Chicken Fajitas, and a Spinach & Kale salad. This time around participants were given the option of tailoring these meals to their household by being responsible for the “protein” grocery shopping allowing them to adjust the serving ratio to meet their needs. All of the organic vegetables, oils, garlic, spices, and clean up materials were supplied by me to simplify what was required in order to participate in the class.
Along with experiencing terrific weather, having the ability to conduct the class at Normandy Perk was an added benefit. It’s such a cool and spacious coffee shop that allowed us to stretch out and have plenty of room to have fun preparing these meals to take home. It was also great to enjoy the complementary beverages (coffee & tea) provided by the awesome people at Normandy Perk. The atmosphere at the coffee shop was a perfect match for the wonderful group of participants who bonded and laughed while they chopped and diced a total of 48 meals.
I couldn’t have asked for a better group of attendees. Everyone was friendly and they openly chatted with each other by sharing tips and ideas for making healthy meals. The idea of having a “BBQ themed meal prep” was brought up since the weather was teasing us with a taste of summer. I thought this was a terrific idea and I hope to have a class dedicated to “BBQ” very soon. If you have any themed specific ideas for a meal prep class, feel free to drop me a line. Lastly, I like to give a big thanks to all who attended and Normandy Perk for making such a great day possible!