Monday, January 28, 2013

Geography Goodies

Ok so it's most of the way through January and I haven't blogged yet! I feel so far behind. I just read a  blog post which I found on pinterest. It had some great ideas about exploring countries by introducing food from that country. The problem for me was that most of the countries listed were eastern hemisphere. In my 6th grade geography class we study Western hemisphere! So I decided to create a list of my own.

For Canada  I chose SUCRE À LA CRÈME (variation)

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup light whipping cream
2 tbsp. butter
Combine ingredients in a microwave bowl. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes on HIGH. Stir twice while cooking; let stand for 5 minutes. Whip mixture in blender until smooth 3-5 minutes. Pour into buttered Pyrex dish and refrigerate until firm, approximately 1 hour. Cut into small squares.

USA is all about apple pie! These little apple dumplings look super easy. I can't wait to try them with my class.

I actually went to Mexico with my church youth group when I was 17. I was so young and simple minded. At our first dinner in a restaurant, I wanted something familiar so I ordered tacos. LOL. Mexican tacos and tex-mex tacos are not the same! My favorite Mexican food is probably Mexican wedding cookies.

Guatemala & Cuba have a distinctive latin flair. Click on the country to find the recipes.

I still need recipes for Jamaica, the Bahamas, Panama, & Puerto Rico.

I also need to find more for South American countries. Have any ideas? Just leave a comment!