Thursday, January 26, 2017
The base is a sweet Scone Dough. The kids used it like play dough. Following a picture from a favorite Science book, Miss K shaped an island complete with a peninsula, coastlines, bay, and a gulf. Using the last of the dough they made hills, rivers, canyon, plateaus and a mountain.
This is the finished product. At this point the kids were begging to eat it. However I was a mean mama and asked them to label it first.
If you want a tasty way for your kids to learn Geography (and a sweet treat to go with your coffee) give this project a try too!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
If you don't have this random set of ingredients lurking in your kitchen then you will need:
1 small onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 stick of celery, diced
1 teaspoon Olive oil
2 Table spoons parmesan cheese
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
4 Tablespoons Sour cream
2 packets of Goya empanada wrappers (find them in the freezer section), defrosted as per directions on Package
2 Grilled Chicken breast (I used the Tyson grilled ready cooked ones, defrosted as per directions on Package) and cubed
1 egg, whisked for egg wash.
Line two baking trays with parchment paper or grease well and heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Saute onions, carrots and celery until Onion is cooked through. Take off the heat and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl add chicken, parmesan, garlic powder, and sour cream and the sautéed veggies. Mix throughly.
Lay out the empanada wrapped on the trays and spoon approximately 3 tablespoons of filling onto each round. Close each wrapper by crimping the edges with a fork. Brush the empanadas with egg wash and bake for 15 mins or until golden brown.
The kids and Daddy enjoyed these with Cheese soup...which is a whole other set of random ingredients!