Food, Glorious Food!

**Look below to see our recipe for American Pancakes!

We’ve been having a GREAT time with our theme of “Food” this month.

June 2nd: We started out with baking peanut butter cookies after reading the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. They were so easy, the kids could help make them.  Just look and see:

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • Directions: Mix the three ingredients together with the kids.  Then have an adult stir the ingredients quickly until they begin to get a little fluffy.  If the dough seems a little to sticky, you can refrigerate it for about 20 minutes.  Roll the dough into 3 cm balls and roll in some sugar.  Put on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 7-10 minutes on 180 Celsius.

June 9th: The next week we read an old favorite called Blueberries for Sal.  This cute story tells of a Mother and her child picking blueberries on one side of a hill and a mother bear and her cub eating blueberries on the other side of the hill. Find out what happens in this great book!

June 16th: This week we read a special story that someone in our play group wrote for his son.  It was called “Alex and How the Pizza Was Invented.”  We celebrated this book by making super easy pizzas:

  • Ingredients:
  • pita bread
  • canned pizza sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Directions: Spoon the pizza sauce onto the flat side of the pita bread and spread it out into a circle.  Spread the cheese evenly on top.  Bake at 200 for about 8-10 minutes.  What a yummy treat!

June 23rd: Come and visit us next week for our last yummy treat before our summer break!  Look above to see the dates that we will not be meeting.

Come play with us!

Addition (June 23rd):

Recipe for American Fluffy Pancakes!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of milk
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil (never olive oil!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  Combine the egg, milk, oil and vanilla in a medium bowl.  Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture just until moistened.

2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle.  Turn when bubbles form on top of pancake.  Cook until second side is golden brown.

We eat our pancakes with maple syrup, powdered sugar or apple sauce!

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One Response to Food, Glorious Food!

  1. Court says:

    LOVE what you did on the 16th. Yay for supporting local writers and having fun with kids!!! :oD

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