Friday, August 10, 2018

August 10th, 2018

These last two weeks, we studied the culinary arts!


We started our unit by reading the fable, Stone Soup.  Then, we made our own stone (lentil) soup.






We also had fun developing our own recipes.




Wednesday was a celebration of cheese day.
We first had a cheese tasting...



And kept meticulous notes.  It was very official.


Next, we grated to make a huge dish of macaroni & cheese.




Part II of Wednesday was making a batch of cottage cheese to be eaten the next day.
We started by heating milk with a coagulant...


Then, we separated the curds and whey (like Little Miss Muffet) by straining through a cheese cloth.

Some were not impressed by this process.



By the next day, we had beautiful cottage cheese!

About half the children tolerated it and maybe 5 truly enjoyed it...



including Ms. Rebecca!

Thursday was also our berry day...

where we smashed up some summer berries...




and froze it into a sorbet.


In between all this cooking, we also had splash day...



and beach day.






By the next Monday, we had our fiesta day where we smashed up avocados...


smashed up beans...


and gently stirred the rice.

We also played Loteria


On Tuesday, we took a break and just played with our cooking table...

feltboard restaurant...

and read with Ms. Laura.

But, on Wednesday, we had our biggest day yet.  Pizza day.
We started by making the pizza dough...


and rolled out personal sized pizzas.



We sauced them...

we cheesed them...

 and we pepperoni'd them.


We baked them...


and we ate them!!!



For our very last cooking adventure on Thursday, we made ice cream...





While it was freezing, we put ice cream cones in order...

played ice cream parlor...

and cheered to frappuccinos. 

Finally, it was frozen and we could all eat it.  The ice cream was approved by all!


Then we went to the beach.






Have I mentioned that it's been a wonderful summer?