Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Two Different Classes

Co-op day this week was odd.

Because we are back to Sweetie having to get rides while #1 Son uses his car, it began with The Mouth coming in and insisting on breakfast. He got cereal, which didn't make him too happy, but it was all i could do at the time.

Then it was time to get Little Girl up, hand stuff on the line, and head out, stopping at the store for ingredients before getting there.

Each class was to cook something different today. The second class co-teacher had a recipe for that class to use, and was to bring the ingredients. The first class, i worked out the recipe and ingredients. Then, after learning the recipe from the other teacher, next week we will flip-flop the recipes.

So the first class got to make quesadillas. They sauted onions, grated the cheese, and got to choose to make bean and cheese or just bean, or, in the case of Bernie, just cheese. We had a couple of problems with flipping them, especially Bernie. Still, it all worked out and they had fun cooking and eating, so that was good.

The second class made a home baked mac and cheese, and that recipe will have to wait for next week, after my co-teacher emails me the measurements and i've cooked it myself with the class.

Today is:

Feast of Apollo -- Ancient Greek Calendar

Feast of La'Ala'A -- French Polynesia, Samoa (honors Upolu, god of wrestling)

Narvik Sun Pageant (Vinterfestuka) -- Norway (to honor the sun goddess)

National Bagels and Lox Day

National DAV (Develop Alternative Vices) Day - in hopes that bad habits will be altered to positive coping mechanisms

National Hooky Day

National Inventor's Day

Pizza Pie Day

Read in the Bathtub Day

St. Apollonia's Day (patron against toothaches)

Tales of Kelp-Koli begin -- Fairy Calendar

Toothache Day (And someone thought this needed a day because...? Okay, I guess because there is a patron saint for it. Or against it. However that works.)

Weather Day (US Weather Service Founding)

Birthdays Today:

David Gallagher, 1985
Ziyi Zhang, 1979
Travis Tritt, 1963
Charles Shaughnessy, 1955
Mia Farrow, 1945
Alice Walker, 1944
Joe Pesci, 1943
Carole King, 1942
Roger Mudd, 1928
Brendan Behan, 1923
Kathryn Grayson, 1922
Gypsy Rose Lee, 1914
Ernest Tubb, 1914
Carmen Miranda, 1909
Ronald Colman, 1891
Amy Lowell, 1874
William Henry Harrison, 1773

Today in History:

The Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps, 1267
The first recorded race meet in England in Roodee Fields, Chester, 1540
The British ex-premier Walpole becomes the Earl of Oxford, 1742
After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States, 1825
– The U.S. Weather Bureau is established, 1870
The first Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii, 1885
The Davis Cup competition is established, 1900
The first forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio, 1909
Snow falls on Mauna Loa, Hawaii, 1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty, 1922
Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources, 1942
Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1960
Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations, 1962
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers, 1964
First test flight of the Boeing 747, 1969
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971
Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks, 1995


  1. I remember the Beatles appearance. Thanks for the memory. We watched it at a neighbour's place. Their TV blew out shortly thereafter. Coincidence?

  2. Leah, you never know. They've been blamed for everything else under the sun.

  3. Mimi, it sounds relatively peaceful there, if rather busy. Your cooking class sounds as though it would be fun to take! It's too bad that your format does not lend itself to learning about the crockpot, because slow-cookers are the greatest thing ever. However, anything you can teach them beyond using the microwave is valuable!

  4. Thanks, Jokamo. What i try to teach them is to cook by "feel", to know what goes together and what doesn't, so they can go home and cook for themselves.