Tuesday, March 15, 2005

cooking at school

It's only Tuesday?? Gosh, it feels like tomorrow should be Friday already. (Just 3 more days until spring break!) I promised I'd post that recipe for bread pudding we make at school -- here it is:

2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Whisk together until thoroughly combined. Pour over:
5 cups bread cubes/torn up bread (the staler the better)
1/2 cup raisins
Smush down the bread to submerge it in the milk mixture. Let stand for a few minutes (say, a severe weather drill! This actually happened -- a child and I walked off for our severe weather drill, first Wednesday of the month at 1:00, hands dripping with egg and milk!) Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 or so minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean. Serve warm with milk, if desired.

We also make biscuits a lot -- here's an easy easy easy recipe:

Combine: 3 1/2 cups flour, 5 tsp baking powder, and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Cut in 2/3 cup shortening. Stir in 1 1/2 cups milk just until combined. Drop by rounded tablespoonfulls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Makes about 24 biscuits.

Dr. Seuss's birthday is sometime this week, and on Friday, I have a parent coming in to make Green Eggs and Ham with the kids. I'll let you know how it goes!

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