Recipe Review / Goals:
Steph Chow's Hummus:
-Ingredients not too expensive (Found them all, even the ones I had never heard of before, at Harris Teeter!)
-Recipe easy to tweak/adapt!
The first go-around, I made Steph Chow's Hummus exactly as her recipe instructed. Sooo good, had it with some celery, pretzels, carrots, and pita chips... I love hummus.
Adapting the Recipe:
The next night we wanted chicken-hummus wraps, so I added a little to the hummus. I put it back into the food processor, and slowly added cottage cheese and red pepper flakes until it was just the right cheesy-spicy combination. Add chicken and some flour tortillas, couple slices of grilled red peppers-- YUM!
Recipe Goals for This Week(end):
-Food Snob's Blue Cheese Chicken Burgers
-My Tasty Treasure's Malted Milk Ball Cookies
Still knitting the body... I'm getting close to the arm holes... I'll see how my pattern holds up! It's the first pattern I've ever designed, so I'm not holding my breath :)
Baby Yarn--for a BABY!
A friend at Stitch 'N Bitch gave me a BUNCH of free baby yarn!! Now, I don't need the baby yarn-- but someone I know is going to need some baby knits soon :)
Can't tell you who yet, but someone very close to me will be bringing a little bundle into the world this January!! She wants to wait for her first ultrasound before I go blabbing about it on the internet! They're not going to find out the gender of the baby until the baby is born (exciting!), so this yarn is great because it's multi-colored:
One of my favorite students is a young 4th grade boy-- we'll call him Alex. Alex and I were going over vocabulary words. One of his "prefixes" was POLY-- meaning many. His teacher wrote down a couple examples:
Now, I explained the first two with ease. Then I stopped. Polygamy? Should I attempt to explain polygamy to a 4th grade boy? I decided to wait for his Mom to come pick him up.
Alex's Mom: [Looking at the vocab sheet] Oh! She put polygamy as an example?!
Me: [Laughing] I know! Thought I'd let you explain...
Alex's Mom: [Big Sigh] Well, Alex, in some cultures, marriage is a little different. Instead of marrying one woman, a man might marry many women. That's why they call it polygamy, because of many. It's just a different culture. Understand?
Alex: [Nodding, with a wise look on his face] Yes. It's like a sugar daddy?
I. Love. Kids.
Another busy week here in Raleigh, but I feel a lot better now that I've shared a little on the blogsphere... now, I'm going to go try and catch up on my blog reading! Sorry I've been gone all week!
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