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Gina loves chocolate

Posted: March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


I will work for cake because I love chocolate.

Check out my cake creation.


Yummy in my tummy!



Fried chicken lab

Posted: March 19, 2014 in Foods 2, Uncategorized


Janie and Mackenzie putting the raw chicken into the grease to begin frying it. They breaded it then laid it carefully into the greased so they would not get burnt by the grease popping up and waited till it turned brown on each side. After, they stuck the thermometer into the middle of the chicken to make sure it got to 165 F. degrees. It turned out very well.

IMG_7158Chick-Fil-A has some competition. Foods 2 class was frying up some tasty tenders while practicing safety and sanitation measures learned in ServSafe.

IMG_7159It was important to get the oil temperature just right. They tested it with a little flour watching it sizzle.

IMG_7160Some of the stoves cooked differently and the breading colors varied, but don’t they look tasty?

The girls agreed.

IMG_7167Taking the internal temperature of 165 was important.IMG_7165Hair nets are a must.

IMG_7166Plus your own side brought from home {macaroni}.

IMG_7169The guys had a carb fest with their tenders and a little hot wing sauce, now that’s a good idea.

IMG_7157Moya had an ouch moment with the oil, but a proud moment with  her first “perfectly fried tender.”

IMG_7170The Iron Chefs thought their meal was the best!

IMG_7168It was hard to judge who had the best tenders because they were scarfed down to fast with an assortment of dipping sauce. Foods 2 had a successful safety and sanitation foods lab!

Beans and More Beans

Posted: March 17, 2014 in Foods 1, Recipes, Uncategorized

IMG_7073Not many students have washed, soaked and picked rocks from pinto beans. This experience was eye-opening to the the students. They learned the art of a fine pot of pintos in the south.

What did we do with all these pintos? We soaked them overnight and Mrs. Brown cooked them the next day.

And guess what the kids ate for lunch?

IMG_7075Southwest chili {I use this recipe without the meat}

IMG_7074With a little cheese and sour cream

IMG_7079Some like it with hot sauce and crackers, the Wendy’s way…

YUMMO, pintos are healthy, hearty and frugal, all the kids agreed.


IMG_7022The best Alfredo made in the history of mankind! Our fine assistant Iron Chef Tom Cruise added a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ to the Alfredo sauce: Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Marjoram, and Extra Salt and pepper.

James Keith


A small contribution video, from PBS, to one of the greatest chefs ever, Julia Child! You can find the video hereShe was one of the best chefs in my opinion and has many achievements from her momentous life! Even now she has a charity foundation that give grants to people who are looking to pursue a life of culinary arts! Hope you will enjoy this as much as I did!


IMG_6995On Friday after a week of hard work spills and messy cooking we got to enjoy a cake bar and it was delicious !!!!!!!!! There were sprinkles cake of course and icing all in a mug and let me tell you it was like a little piece of heaven in a little mug and every Friday we get to participate in a cake bar and we have to do little things during the week to earn a cake bar ticket……or no cake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buttering the Biscuits

Putting the biscuits while they are still hot adds great flavor to the homemade biscuits !





Foods I, First Lab!

Posted: March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

We did our first lab last Friday on February 28th. Everything was messy and kind of loud, but everything turned great! There were some mistakes but they were all easily fixed. The biscuits tasted so fantastic . Everyone loved them. Were  all excited for our next lab tomorrow (Quiche). We hope it turns out just as great! 🙂

-Cammy SkyIMG_6953

Build A Cake Reward System

Posted: March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized


As a new interim teacher, I have a lot on my plate and I have some cleaning and organizing to get done. As teachers, we all have students who finish assignments early. Why not ask them to help with some of the teacher load and reward them for doing it?  This Build A Cake Ticket is a system I have implemented during the week.

There is a Work for Cake Bulletin Board where students can choose a task to complete. Once it is approved after satisfactory completion, the student receives a Cake Bar Ticket.

Here are my tasks that they work for cake {they will change as necessary}:

  • Organize a kitchen(s) with proper equipment {use checklist}
  • Organize/alphabetize spice cabinet
  • Clean outside of cabinets with Clorox cleanup
  • Clean inside of cabinets with Clorox cleanup
  • Clean counter tops with Clorox cleanup
  • Organize Magazines
  • Organize craft supplies: markers, scissors, pencils, crayons, glue, etc.
  • Pick up trash off floor, sweeping if necessary.
  • Clean inside of a refrigerator with warm soapy water
  • Wash and/or dry a load of laundry, Fold dish towels/cloths and put away
  • Unload/put away groceries in proper places
  • Complete a blog post sharing your favorite picture(s) from a foods lab.
  • Assist another student who needs help with his/her assignment {not social time}
  • Repeat a lab at home with a parent signature and picture.
  • Load/offload dishwasher

The Build A Cake is a one minute cake mug recipe the student can complete from start to finish in about 5 minutes {including clean-up}. He/she is responsible for washing his/her cup and returning it to the proper cabinet.

Mug Cake Recipe (adapted from the Country Cook)

1 box cake mix of your choice {we choose chocolate the first time around}

1 box angel food mix

I keep a 1 Tablespoon inside the bag for convenience.



  1. Label a gallon size bag with the microwave directions: Mix 3 tablespoons dry mix with 2 tablespoons water.  Stir until foamy. Microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Build your cake as desired with toppings.
  3. Wash, dry and put away your mug when finished.


Suggested Toppings:

  • chocolate or strawberry syrup
  • mini chocolate chips
  • sprinkles
  • frosting {we used funfetti the first time}
  • whipped cream or topping
  • various fruit: cherries, sliced strawberries or other seasonal fruit
  • crushed  oreos
  • Heath topping
  • Ice Cream during warmer months

Be as creative as you like or keep it frugal with frosting only. It looks like a dry chocolate sponge cake when done.


It tastes like a warm cup of cake with goodness according to the kids.


The kids LOVED this treat and look forward to earning a ticket on a weekly basis IF they have extra time to WORK FOR CAKE!


What task(s) would you do for a 1-minute cake?