As the weather cools down, many of us will spend more time in the kitchen. We’ll be making the usual family favorites as well as trying different recipes that are eye-catching. As mentioned in other posts here, meal planning and preparation open up the door to interdisciplinary learning experiences. Although cooking and baking are part of Maria Montessori’s practical life exercises, math, chemistry, reading and art are all intertwined in culinary creations, as well.
The AMC Fall 2012 newsletter http://www.amonco.org/montessori_fall_handson.html contains a nice variety of recipes to try. The winter edition will feature additional winter ones, as well. Below, is a sneak preview of what to expect in this upcoming issue.
Wood Etc. Corp.
Recipe Submitted by Anna & Wolfgang
German Farmer’s Breakfast
A good lunch or dinner dish. Serve with a green salad and
bread.4 medium potatoes
4 strips bacon, cubed
3 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon salt1 cup cooked ham, cut into small cubes
2 medium tomatoes, peeled
1 tablespoon of chopped chives
Boil unpeeled potatoes 30 minutes. Rinse under cold water, peel, and set aside to cool.
Slice potatoes. In a large frying pan cook bacon until transparent.
Add the potato slicesuntil lightly browned.
Meanwhile blend eggs with milk and salt. Stir in the cubed ham.
Cut the tomatoes into thin wedges: add to the egg mixture.
Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes in the frying pan.
Cook until the eggs are set. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve at once.
Makes 3 to 4 servings.
Special Limited Time Offer from Wood. Etc
Wood, Etc. www.woodetccorp.com is currently offering a special fall promotion. Receive a savings of 40% to 50% off selected storage, lockers, dramatic play and book displays. See www.rdsschoolfurniture.com for details.
Heidi Anne Spietz
American Montessori Consulting
Celebrating 24 Years of Serving School and Home Educators
Montessori for the 21st Century