My kids love to eat. And some of them love to cook.
So, our unschooling life often seems to revolve around food.
What’s for dinner? We never have anything I like for lunch! Can I have leftover cake, for breakfast, leftover cake from the supper last night at church, supper on the feast of St Clare ?
Hang on – that cake also had to suffice for dinner, since mum didn’t get time to cook dinner!
A lot can be learned from cooking. especially when it is themed to the liturgical year ( bread for St Zita), to a novel study ( Roly Poly Pudding when reading Narnia books), to an interest/rabbit trail (Chinese food when studying Chinese).
And I do cook sometimes. As do some of the boys. Recently? The Best-Ever Broccoli and Cauliflower, with fresh vegetables given to us. Baked Oatmeal for breakfast, doing my 1950s TV housewife impression.
Best Ever Broccoli and Cauliflower
Drizzle olive oil in a baking pan. Add slivers of garlic, florets of broccoli and/or cauliflower, twist of salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated oven 180 degrees Celsius. shaking ocasionally until brown. Sprinkle with a handful of grated cheese, preferably parmesan. ( optional) . Serve. Yum!
6 cups rolled oats, 1 cup brown or raw sugar, 3 large eggs, 2 1/2 cups skim milk. 1/2 cup canola oil.
Mix together, put in a greased casserole dish, bake 175 degrees Celsius approx 25 minutes. Serve hot or cold with fruit or yogurt and milk.