Anyone who watches "Jersey Shore" knows that the escapades of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 24, and Deena Cortese, 25, are a regular thing. The two "meatballs," as they were first nicknamed by their roommate Ronnie Ortiz-Magro because of their small, curvy stature, have had many awesome -- or awesomely bad -- adventures, including indulging in countless cocktails, making out with one another, drinking countless cocktails again, baking an apology cake for their Shore Store boss, and drinking a little more. The two can now add to that list preparing actual meatballs! Snooki and Deena recently took a private cooking lesson from Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman, co-owners of The Meatball Shop in Brooklyn, New York, during a photo shoot for In Touch Weekly.
The girls made their usual jokes as they went to work preparing the raw meat that would become a tasty dish. "It feels like an old lady breast!" Snooki complained. Deena added, "It's in my fingernails; I'll save some for later!"
While they worked, Snooki confessed that, surprisingly, she's spent plenty of time in the kitchen -- and not just mixing drinks. "I used to cook with my mom and grandma," Snooks explained. Hmm, so how often do you think she cooks for boyfriend and rumored fiance-to-be Jionni Lavalle?
Throughout the day, of course, there were lots of silly poses in chef's uniforms and, after the cooking was done, plenty of feasting on the authentic Italian meal. It was probably the best Italian food the reality stars had had since the last time Vinny's family came for a visit!
You can see more fun photos of Snooki and Deena's fun in the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.
Of course, you can also catch the girls on a new episode of "Jersey Shore" at 10 p.m. ET/PT Thursday on MTV. And based on the clips, it looks like this week Snooki is goofy as usual when she decides to ride a mini-motorcycle down the boardwalk. Check it out!