I’ve been enjoying my last full week at my dietetic internship! Minus the long drives to and from work every day (and working for free, let’s be honest), it’s been such a fun summer — I totally lucked out with my placement.
Today, we’re teaching adults how to can salsa, but yesterday, we had our last kids’ class — we taught them how to make and can their own peach jam!
We had a group of about 15 low income kids come over from a local day camp for the class. They were rowdy and loud, but we had fun and I think they enjoyed themselves :) It’s been really helpful with all these kids’ classes this summer that I already had experience teaching kids!
“Ewwwww… slimy!” :)
Ready to boil!
During the class, we made a typical sugary jam. The kids were shocked at how much sugar we had to put in (7.5 cups for only 4 cups of peaches)!
We made a no sugar version of the jam in the morning before the kids arrived so they could taste that, too. We used grape juice instead of sugar (following a recipe, of course — you also need special “no or low sugar added” pectin).
Next time I would use apple juice instead of grape juice, though, since I think grape juice tastes gross! But some of the kids still liked the no sugar version better. Win :)
After work, I met some of my high school friends for dinner at my absolute favorite sushi place in the area — Mt. Fuji in Durham!
I’ve been to a ton of sushi places around here and this one blows them all out of the water, every time. So good!
It’s also in Brightleaf Square, which is the cutest.
It was great seeing my high school friends again — it had been awhile! Here I am with my friend Kristi:
And Amy and Hilary!
We started with a bottle of wine — Mt. Fuji has half priced bottles on Sundays and Tuesdays — WIN.
And then came the food! Kristi and I shared some seaweed salad… perfect since I love seaweed salad but always get sick of it pretty quickly :)
And the 4 of us ordered 4 rolls to share, too! Another cool thing about Mt. Fuji? Their sushi is always buy one get one free. Amazing.
Luckily we all liked the same stuff — our rolls involved a lot of eel, tuna, and avocado :)
Delish. We decided we were still hungry after finishing and wanted to hang out and finish our wine, so we got some edamame and one more (unpictured) roll, too :)
Great food with great company. Thanks for a fun night, ladies!
I’m off to work — looking forward to teaching adults instead of kids today, heh. It will be nice to not have to worry about my students chopping off their fingers at all times ;)