Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The good news is- there is only 5 weeks left of school. And I am teaching Foods and Fashion!
The bad news is- I have to teach drama as well.
My interview- if you can call it that- consisted of 2 questions.
1- Do you have any Home Ec. experience?
2- Do you have any Drama experience?
When I said no to the drama experience, the Principal said that I could just do film studies with my 2 classes since there are only a few weeks left.
So that is where you come in. I need some help. And great ideas.
I think it might be fun to pick an emotion or issue and show a bunch of clips that show it- and then have the students rate each one as to how it came across, if it was real, convincing, etc.
Is that a good or horrible idea?
And then I thought it might be fun to show either a movie or clips from each genre of movie. And then we could discuss each one, etc.
Is that a good or horrible idea?
Please help. I need suggestions of movies, emotions, good genre examples, better ideas, etc!!
What would YOU like to do if you were in a junior high drama class for the last 5 weeks of school?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
It was love at first bite. And when it says crunchy peanut butter- it means crunchy peanut butter. The little chunks of peanut add a delightful contrast to the moist texture.
So next time you buy bananas grab an extra big bunch. Then you will just HAVE to bake some Peanut Butter Banana cookies with the ones you just couldn't eat before they got too ripe.
Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar-firmly packed
3/4 cup each: KRAFT Crunchy Peanut Butter
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup wholewheat flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
Beat butter, sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in bananas
Combine flours and baking powder. Add to banana mixture, mixing well. Drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 35o◦ 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack
**Don't have too high expectations though. Just like going to a movie... (hopefully I am not the only one this happens to) when you expect something truly amazing you are prone to disapointment. So just expect something mildly tasty and you may end up being pleasantly surprised!!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
1/2 pound lean ground beef-cooked & drained
1 cup pasta sauce
1 cup parmesan cheese
3 cups cooked spaghetti
1 cup mozzarella cheese- shredded
Mix meat and pasta sauce; set aside. Beat eggs and Parmesan cheese in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add pasta; toss to coat.
Spread pasta mixture onto bottom and up side of lightly greased 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350◦ for 20 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted.
Let stand 5 min. Cut into six wedges to serve.
I thought 3 eggs sounded a little much. So I only put in 2. It worked fine. But probably would have resulted in a more clean-cut-pie-slice-look if I had added the 3rd.
Still delicious. And fun.
*The Kraft website is a WONDERFUL resource for recipes. You can type in a couple ingredients and it will bring up lots of recipes for you to choose from. Check it out: Canada USA (be careful when you click on the US site. I had my volume up and it almost scared me right out of my pajama pants!)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I really wanted to go for various reasons.
My parents got a little jealous of my vacationing lifestyle and wanted to join me. And my sister decided to tag along too.
Their coming meant the gas money wasn't just coming out of my wallet (which means more money for shopping at Target). But unfortunately also meant less (no) time for visiting my friends in that neck of the woods.
The best part of our 64 hour vacation was when I opened my fortune cookie after enjoying a delightful meal of sweet & sour chicken and fried rice from Fong's and saw this:
Nice. Looks like Vacay #4 is just around the corner!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Or these: Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut cookies. I had no idea they made these. But, oh my, they are tasty.
And I just found out they have an outlet in Ogden, Utah. ummm.... pretty sure I will be making a stop there on my next journey south on I-15. Anyone want to meet me there?