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Lopez Family & Consumer sciences put recipes to the test

Students and Kale

Students work together as they learn how to cook kale.

The Lopez Middle School Family & Consumer Science classes taught by Christa Preiss in conjunction with campus librarian, Roxanne Jenke, put five recipes from the North East ISD digital library e-book, "Keys to the Kitchen" by Aida Mollenkamp to the test on Feb. 21.

The Principles of Hospitality & Tourism classes made a different recipe throughout the day. The following were the tested recipes: Toasted Walnut Pancakes with Red-Eye Maple Syrup; Arugula Pesto "Green Eggs and Ham" Sandwich; Tomato-Orange Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons; Sweet-Sour Wilted Greens with Crisp Bacon; and Itai-Style Meatballs with Marinara.

It was a busy day in the kitchen lab with excitement and palettes ready to taste and evaluate the outcome of the dishes. Students learned how important team work, leadership, and time management skills are important when put under a 45 minute time crunch to prepare recipes.

"It was very rewarding working with our campus librarian," said Christa Preiss. "Students enjoyed integrating technology and knowledge through this experience."

Sandwich soup
Greens Pancakes
From sandwich recipes (top left) to soups (top right), to delicious greens (bottom left) and yummy pancakes (bottom right), the Lopez students had a great time taste testing the food.


Posted on February 28, 2014