Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cooking lessons at home

Mariah and I spent today learning to cook.  We got a Cooking Express lapbook from A Journey Through Learning.  It was so much fun!  Mariah made out a menu, made a grocery list, and then we went to the grocery store.  She learned how to compare prices and quality, used coupons, and paid for our groceries.  Of course, we had to stop at Dunkin Donuts on the way home for a hot chocolate and an iced latte!  Check out the pictures here:
Mariah putting her lapbook together
Grocery shopping & using her coupons
Making the taco ring (the cake is already made!)
Finished product!  We also put lettuce, cheese, sour cream, etc on individual pieces.

Mariah serving her dinner

What's dinner without dessert?  She made a wonderful pineapple angel food cake.


  1. Looks very yummy. What was the recipe for the taco ring?

  2. Taco ring

    1 lb Ground beef (or chicken or turkey)
    2 tubes Crescent rolls

    1 c
    1 c
    Shredded cheese
    Toppings as you like them

    1. Brown meat and drain grease.
    2. Add salsa to meat.
    3. Lay crescent rolls in circle on pizza pan so that the thick side is in the middle.
    4. Fill in the middle of the circle with the extra crescent rolls.
    5. Spread the meat mixture in the center of the dough and out partway onto each of the sections.
    6. Fold ends of crescent rolls over to meet in middle.
    7. Bake according to package directions.
    8. Slice and top with sour cream, cheese, black olives, etc.

  3. Pineapple Angel Food cake

    1 box Angel food cake mix
    1 20 oz can Crushed pineapple

    1. Mix cake mix with crushed pineapple including juice.
    2. Spread in cake pan.
    3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    4. Enjoy!

  4. What a great learning experience! I always did things like that with my girls when they were little too. They took turns planning the menu, grocery shopping and preparing the meals (always with my help) for a whole week. Thanks for sharing the recipes too!

  5. Looks yummy Kim! Great job Mariah! :)