Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Yogurt Parfaits!!!

I discovered a great new recipe at Earthapalooza (Bryant H.S.'s green celebration). The National English Honor Society's booth focused on eating organic and local produce, so we made up little cups of yogurt parfaits using organic yogurt, granola, strawberries, and honey. This has become my favorite summertime treat. I made some last night for dessert for E.O. when she came over to help me bake cookies for my kids (YES! we chose yogurt instead of cookies, that's how good these are) and I ate another one this morning for breakfast.
The granola is a recipe that I got from one of my students, she brought it for Earthapalooza and I begged for her mom's recipe. :)

Yogurt Parfaits

Stony Field French Vanilla Yogurt

Start with the yogurt, then follow with a layer of granola (recipe below), next a layer of sliced strawberries, and finish with a drizzle of honey over all. Delicious!!!


3 cups oatmeal (old-fashioned)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut
¼ cup melted butter
¼ honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon & salt

Mix oatmeal, sunflower seeds, & coconut in rectangular baking dish. Mix together butter & honey and pour over granola mixture. Mix until evenly spread. Sprinkle salt and cinnamon over mixture and stir. Bake at 350 until lightly brown. Stir.

*Delicious with yogurt parfaits!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

4 Days Left of Internship!!!

As much as I've been ready for a break and for graduation, I'm starting to get bummed about leaving the kids! They've had a huge impact on me and my teaching style this semester, and it'll be tough to leave them. Next week is a 4 day week due to a weather day, so only 4 more lessons with 1st block, which is the class I've been teaching since January. I'm thinking about having a little celebration during BCN on Friday (the tv show BCN usually plays for about 30 minutes) and then we spend the rest of the class period in the library. Plus on Tuesday I'm going to bring cookies and treats for each class because our This I Believe essay is called "Baking by Sense and Memories" and I wanted to show my kids that I care about them. :) So hopefully, next week will be a good week. I won't lie, 1st block has been the class that's given me fits before, but I've learned so much from them and I'll truly miss them after I leave.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

13 Days Left of Internship!!!

This semester has flown by! I can't believe how quickly time goes when you're in the same place from 8-3 every day. One of the things I love most about teaching high school is that every day is different and fast-paced.

That being said, I haven't had as much time for cooking and quilting lately, but hopefully I'll be able to make up for lost time this summer. I've been following blogs (like Lindsay's!) and finding lots of recipes that I want to try. I also love searching foodnetwork.com and bhg.com/recipes for yummy things to try. But for a night at home, I always end up going back to my America's Test Kitchen Cooking For Two cookbook, I can't wait until the 2010 edition comes out!