Livin' in the Kitchen

A Project Worth Posting

In Cookies on December 23, 2010 at 5:56 pm
The things we learn in high school hold complete relevance to my young adult life. I mean, I don’t know how I’d survive without having memorized the complete periodic table. Now if I ever find myself in a hostage situation, I can just shout out, au, gold! NA, sodium! ZR, Zirconium! DB, Dubnium! MN, Magenese! until their eyes glaze over and I can successfully carry out a karate-kid round-house kick. Perfect. And I’ll be able to say, Thank you, I owe it all to Miss. Crary.

It’s rare even in the more artistic subjects that we’re allowed to venture away from the all-important facts. But after reading “Fahrenheit 451”, my English teacher said we had to make a project about the book that involved technology. K. And? But that was the end of it. We got to do anything.

Give an obsessive Private Chef of Beverly Hills watch-er, who desperately wants to give food a theme, and a project you can do basically anything with, and this is what you get:

– A blog of food and colors representing characters

-A tray full of cookies to bring into class

-And a grade for doing what you love

I presented second. The tray of cookies laid completely empty with only a trace of crumbs by the end of class. Everyone loved them! The presentation went well. But most importantly I found a point in what we were doing. It was actually interactive learning rather than the usual memorize facts, write them on the test, forget, begin the process again. These are the foods I used to represent my characters…

 Beatty- the fireman the first introduced drugs and alcohol

 Clarisse, often white, described as angelic

 Faber, often described with green. Huge impact on Montag’s life, and opening his eyes to knowledge.

 Montag- made up of all the people, shown by the colors, that made such a huge impact on his life. The bottom is cracked until Clarisse came -the whipped cream, and helped him get his act together.

 The cookies I brought in.

Thoughts: these are really great, and the frosting is really creamy!

 Tips- Don’t overbake these, they continue to get hard out of the oven.

Chocolate Mint Creams

The Taste of Home, The New Potluck

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

1 egg

 1 teaspoon vanilla beat paste or vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Pepermint Frosting

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

(Green food coloring if desired.)

In a mixing blow cream butter and confectioners’ sugar

Add the chocolate, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.

Combine dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed mix, beat well.

Shape dough into a long cylinder, wrap in tin foil, and put in fridge for an hour before baking

When very cold, slice into 1/8 inch slices

Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes

Combine frosting ingredients and frost when the cookies are cooled.

  1. What a great idea, and great representation of the characters. Those cookies look pretty tasty, too. 🙂

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