It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to write. Happy, busy days, I guess.
Since I have been away and I feel guilty for neglecting my blog, I thought it would be fun to share recipes my students and I have been enjoying. My favorite class being, Cooking Around the World. Immersing the students in flavors and cultures they may not be familiar with has been a joy.
Though I enjoyed making these with my Kindergarten – 5th grade students, they are not “kiddie” recipes. My challenges in class are my kitchen is a toaster oven, an electric skillet and a griddle, and we get one hour to prep, cook, eat, and clean up.
One of the class favorites was this …
Our class challenge was taking this amazing loaf (from 196 Flavors) and turning it into mini-muffins. They baked up in 10 – 12 minutes and made about 6 or 7 dozen mini-muffins. Obviously I couldn’t bake them all during class in my 60 minute allowance, so my family and I reaped the benefits.
If you are looking for a huge variety of recipes from around the world may I suggest your first stop be this very diverse website. 196 flavors
Other recipes we loved included –
Quick Refried Black Beans
- ¼ cup Corn oil
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 2 cans black beans
Oil the bottom of a large (3-quart) sauce pan with lard or oil and set over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds, then add in the black beans. Using a potato masher, mash the beans into a coarse texture and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Serve on tortillas with cheese and chopped cilantro.
Two recipes that my students weren’t enthusiastic to make, but found they loved, were…
I hope you take a look at these and bring the children in your life into the kitchen. They are simple enough, but don’t think they lack in flavor.