I made a traditional Romanian dish called Mamaliga cu Branza. We have it quite a bit. It tastes better than it looks. It is a quick meal to eat but it also tastes good. We often have it on Sundays. Both my parents had it when they were growing up in Romania. We want to keep preparing Romanian foods and we don’t want to forget all the things my family went through back in Romania. My family has always been preparing this dish, so I don’t know when the tradition started. The best part of this tradition is that my family gathers together to have a meal that we all enjoy eating. A challenge that I had when making this dish was having to constantly stir the cornmeal in the water so that it didn’t become clumpy. The greatest success was having it taste the same as when my mom or grandma makes it. I am proud that I made it smooth just the way my family likes it.
I decided to make cinnamon rolls. They were sweet but not too sweet, they were moist and they had a slightly sweet smell. If I were to make this dish again, I would take them out of the oven quicker. A problem that I had was that I rolled them from the wrong side. I fixed this by just unrolling it and wiping all of the butter off of the sides. My greatest success with this dish is that my whole family likes them. I am most proud of how they looked. I thought that they looked pretty good for the first time making cinnamon rolls.
While making this dish, my greatest success was looking through my house and seeing what I already had that I could use for the Buddha bowl. I used the sauce and the vegetables that I already had at home. A challenge that I had was probably making sure everything was as neat as possible. I over came this challenge by taking as much time as I needed. I feel like I tried my best and made it as organized as I could. There were many flavours and it looks pretty colourful and neat.
I decided to make banana bread muffins for this home lab. They were soft, tasted sweet, and had a nice smell. I used the same recipe that we used in class. If I were to make these muffins again, I would add chocolate chips next time. A problem that I had was that the recipe didn’t make enough for my family to all have a few, so I doubled the recipe. My greatest success with this dish was that the muffins weren’t dry. I am most proud at the fact that I didn’t need help, and I didn’t feel worried at all while making them.