Monthly Archives: May 2012

Soft Tacos

This year  of cooking in a 45 minute class period has been quite trying at times.  Some recipes I have found will work very well and others are just not worth the trouble.  It is the same way with busy families.  It can be very difficult to put together a home cooked meal and deal with everyone’s schedule.  Here is a make it in 10 minute meal that you might have forgotten about.  Tacos!  Kids love them as well as adults.  You cannot go wrong.  Another plus is that everything can be made ahead of time and reheated when you are ready to eat.

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Spinach and Cheese Quesadillas

This is what my classes did for their last lab.  Simple, quick, and somewhat healthy.  I was pleasantly surprised at the number of students who really loved spinach.  Spinach is one of the mega foods that is packed with nutrients.  A plate of spinach might not be so appealing, but put it in a tortilla with cheese and it will win hearts every time!

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Bacon-and-Egg Rice

The Friday we cooked Fried Rice in my class I left school and ran errands.  I wonder what went through the minds of those that passed me in the aisle at Publix.  I’m sure they thought that I worked at some local Chinese restaurant or that I was too cheap to buy real perfume and just dabbed a lot of soy sauce behind my ear.  I am not kidding you when I say that I had to roll the windows down in my car on the way home because the odor permeated every pore of my body.  Just imagine 24 kitchens using sesame oil with a clove of garlic, ginger, onions, and soy sauce.  The entire school smelled like a Chinese Wok by noon and we have a large school.  This was a first, I had students checking out to go home and change clothes.  The odor lingered in my room for weeks!  Was the food good?  Yes, it was, but I do need a much better ventilation system.  Two large windows just does not cut it.

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