We received a lot of snow today!
There are a lot of leaves in our back yard. So Adrian, Megan and I made a leaf pile in the the back and had a leaf fight. It was fun.
For class today we got to stay out of the rain 🙂 We also made cinnamon apple mummies and popcorn “pumpkins”. Then, since we finished early, we got to watch a classic Adam’s Family tv show.
I think I had more fun then the other kids because I had good food, a fun movie and stayed dry!
These are some cooking terms that I have learned so far this year. How many do you know?
The other day I found a lot of tiny little frogs hopping around our back yard. My siblings helped me find and catch a bunch of them for a picture.
I am taking a culinary class. It is in the afternoons at the Career Center. I really like my teacher.
I am learning about sanitation and food borne illnesses. There are a lot of food borne illnesses and they have some gross effects!
I learned how to properly cut a chicken without leaving much meat on the bones and having them in nice pieces. I have learned some different cuts for vegetables.
I enjoy the class a lot, but it is very hard. Mondays and Tuesdays are test days and learning the new things. Wednesdays are to finish up. Thursdays and Fridays are “labs” and I get to learn how to cook new things.
So far this year we have made cookies (to learn how to use a food scale). All of the ingredients were in ounces and we used shortening and butter instead of just butter. Momma liked the Snickerdoodles better than the recipe we have at home.
Then we learned how to make Bangers and Mash. I practiced the julienne cut on the potatoes. I also learned to cut onions properly. The recipe was so good, I made it again at home.
This week I learned how to cut up a chicken. We used the chicken for some great dishes.
In Colorado, we went exploring for cactus. Mark wanted a Yucca plant so we found him one. It was funny that he stuck it in his back pocket to hold it.
Unfortunately, it did not survive, so we need to try again.
We looked for sea glass. We found quite a bit. I found a piece with an “A” on it.
Auntie Kristi asked to borrow it before we left for home. She had it made into a necklace for me. I really like it because it is unique and very pretty. Thank you very much Auntie Kristi.