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Friday, January 8, 2016

Pizza-good!

     Yesterday we made pizza by first making the crust the day before. After letting the crust dough rest for a day, it rose a bit and was easier to work with the next day. We rolled out the dough into a ball and cut it into quarters, one for each for us. We made personal pizzas so that we would have the toppings we desired. I topped my pizza with mushrooms and cheese and of course sauce. In the end, it was pretty good but the crust could have been more flavourful.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Food-tastic Break!

     For Christmas, my cousins, grandmas, and family friends came over. My mom's mom made Lumpia, Pancit, and smoked salmon fried rice! Each dish was delicious in its own way and showcased our Asian culture beautifully. Ben, a well-known friend, made 7.5 pounds of mashed potatoes. My family helped each other in making a Brussel Sprout dish, Apple Crisp, Pumpkin Pies, and a delicious salad. Everything we made was from scratch, so we did not buy the Pumpkin Pies but actually made them and let me tell you they were exquisite. Everyone ate their share of homemade food and gathered in the living room for a White Elephant gift exchange. During New Years, we did not have a party bash like Christmas. I made raspberry squares for an appetizing dessert. For New Years Eve, we had family game night until 2am the next morning. That is when we decided to go to sand duning and see the sun rise! My holiday weekend was lazy, adventurous, and full of spontaneous surprises at the same time! Nonetheless, I loved the two weeks away from school.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Tea-rrific Tea Party

     My team and I held a tea party in home ec. Our theme was an elegant sweet-tooth tea party. We invited my brother, Jonathan, and Olivia B's sister, Miranda. I was in charge of getting our guests and entertaining them. It was pretty awkward because I was supposed to say these scripted lines and I just felt robotic and awkward. Everyone else was in charge of getting the food on the table. We served cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, Dulche de Leche cookies, and a fruit salad consisting of strawberries, cantaloupe, and grapes. The tea we had was Jasmine Tea. It was funny because Zoey only liked it with a lot of sugar and pretended to put only a little bit but then poured a lot when she thought no one was looking. I, of course, saw her do this and did the same because the tea only reached satisfaction if there was a whole load of sugar in it. For dessert we served cupcakes with strawberries and whipped cream. This was quite delicious but I did not particularly like it because it was a box mixture for the cupcakes. When we tried to eat it, some just ate it like finger food but others took a fork and knife and ate it in that manner. I actually ate it with a fork and knife, but the dessert slid out from under my knife a couple of times, but I got the hang of it later. Ultimately we learned to be polite and have great manners at the table. I had loads of fun preparing and hosting this tea party of elegance!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Creating Some Crepetastic Crepes!

     The day before we mixed together the crepe batter. The very next day we first cut up all the ingredients we wanted to fill our crepes with. For example, we cut up strawberries, bananas, and apples. We also got out Hershey's cocoa spread, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream. After all the filling ingredients were ready we heated a crepe pan. Then we buttered the pan so the crepe would not stick to it. We poured 1/3 cup of crepe batter into the pan while rotating the pan in order to cover the whole pan. Watching the crepe closely, we made sure the crepe was cooked before we flipped it. We flipped the crepe by using a spatula. After we browned the other side of the crepe we flipped it over onto a plate. We began plating and filling our crepe to make it look beautiful. (Mrs. Carlin took a picture of mine but it didn't send so this is not a picture of my crepe.)

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Garde Manger Put Into Words



     First we watched some interesting videos on how to create decorative food, garde manger. The next day we decided to actually try it out. I decided to make an apple turtle. So I re-watched the video on how to make an apple turtle. I cut the apple in half and made the cuts just like the guy in the video did. After I had finished it looked just like a turtle, and I was so happy. The other people in my group created a palm tree, surfboard, flowers, and a narwhal. We had a tropical theme on our plate, and it looked fantastic!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Honey-Yummy Baked Apples

     Making honey baked apples was a blast! In order to make them, you first peel 2/3 of the apple skin. Mix together honey, orange zest, and cinnamon.  Use an apple cutter to core the apple and cut in slices. Put the apple back together, not including the core, in a custard cup. Pour one tablespoon of the honey mixture into the center of where the core used to be. Put the apples on a circular dish and microwave for 2.5 minutes per apple. Make sure to put plastic wrap on top of the apples but creating a vent in the process. After apples are done cooking, drizzle the rest of the honey mixture on the apples. Let the apples cool before serving and/or eating. After the apples are cool for a few minutes, it is best if served with ice cream and enjoy!

Making 'Egg'cellent Omelets!

     When we made omelets yesterday, I had so much fun and learned so much! So first you make a mixture of the eggs, water, salt, and pepper. Whisk that mixture in a bowl. Then cut up all the ingredients you would like in your omelets. For example, I put in tomatoes, deli ham, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. After you cut up and get your ingredients ready, you heat up your pan to get it ready to cook your omelet on. After you pan is hot enough for you to feel the heat emanating from the pan, pour the egg mixture onto the pan. If you have lots of egg in the pan get your spatula and dig some of the egg up and then tilt the pan in order to fill the hole back up. You then add your ingredients on the left side and flip the other side of the omelet. Flip the omelet over onto a plate when serving. Now enjoy your homemade omelet!