Cooking at home: Option 1

Today I decided I wanted to make homemade mac and cheese. I looked in our pantry and saw we had a little bit left of this swirly type of pasta so that’s what I used. Then I grabbed so shredded cheese and non-sheredded so I could have two different types of cheese. I began boiling some water and I new to add in the pasta when I could hear the roaring sound of the bubble bursting at the surface. Once the pasta was nicely cooked I strained it and added in my soft and silky cheese along with some milk and creamy butter. I stirred it until it was all combined and had a nice stringy cheese pull to the noodles. I put it in a pan and covered it with more cheese and some bread crumbs. I took the mac and cheese out when I could hear the bread crumb sizzle and the cheese and tope were nicely coloured. I did not use a recipe and had so much fun making this by just eyeballing everything. I’m so happy it turned out great and tasted so delicious. I had to overcome almost cutting myself on a cheese greater though because my hand slipped, but after that everything went smoothly. I could definitely see myself making this dish again, the only thing I would do differently would be to add more cheese next time.

Cooking at Home: Building your skills – Technique #4

For this lab, I really wanted to challenge myself by making something that takes a lot of effort and time. I made macarons for the first time, and it turned out great. The reason I wanted to make macarons was because there the first thing I want to get for dessert and since they are so so delicious to eat. I also, thought that if I could make them at home I would be able to save my parents a lot of money because macarons are expensive. The recipe I used was from a website called Tasty, who I’ve actually heard about before and makes lots of different recipes and videos on food. The recipe was very straight through and detailed. If I could go back and give myself some advice before I made the macrons I would say read the instructions properly maybe a few times and don’t over mix the mixture. also, for anyone else who wanted to make macarons, I would say go for it just don’t be intimidated.

This recipe took me two and a half hours to make because there was a lot of waiting time. Almost half the time is waiting. At one point into making the macarons, I overmixed the egg whites so I couldn’t add in the sugar that I needed too. So, I had to restart my egg whites. But that’s the only thing I had trouble with. I was very happy when the macarons came out, they did not rise that much but a was so pound of myself for even attempting these. I also had so much fun making buttercream frosting for the middle of the macarons that I had never made. The flavor was a vanilla macaron with vanilla buttercream frosting. I will definitely make these again and again and try to make them perfect. Next time, I want to experiment with different flavors, maybe a salted caramel or strawberry.

This is before I cooked the macarons
This is after the macarons cooked for about 17 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit

Safety and Sanitation

I made banana muffins and added chocolate chips into it, after Mrs. Labossiere said it was okay. I was really excited to make the muffins because I have made them at home and they are amazing. I was really good at making sure the ingredients were all measured out. but I struggled with putting in and taking out the muffins because I am really scared of heat. I was very concerned about the egg in the batter but is just cooks into it I was also nevus to eat banana in it since I hate bananas but once I added chocolate in it tasted delicious , i tried to keep my station as clean as possible by keeping wiping the tables and regularly washing my hands after I touched things like raw egg. I had so much fun making it.

these are the best muffins

Jenise Ville, Our Utopian City

Jenna and I worked very hard on this project and are excited to share it with you.

Values: 

Nature- An important value to us is the appearance of the world and having a lot of greenery in it. In our project, we have made sure that there’s lots of open space of greenery and we did this, so it creates a calming environment for everyone. When sienna was little, her parents took her to lots of greenery parks and told her to enjoy it because they predicted that they wouldn’t have such parks like this when they were older. We would like the children to experience something more than technology.
Happiness/Joy- One thing we want and believe in our city is to have contentment and joy. We both didn’t have the happiest lifestyle growing up and we think everyone should live with something good because otherwise, you would just be sad. We want them to have a cheerful and bright childhood and they could always look back on their past and think about all its wonders. 
Peace- Peace is a big thing for our community. We don’t want any wars or fights happening. There would be a wavier handed to everyone who lives in Jenise Ville saying that this is a peaceful land and they can’t make it unpeaceful or purposefully make it unsafe. This is important to sienna because her great grandfather fought in world war 2 and sadly passed. This is the main reason why we think peace is very important and plays such a big role in sienna’s life and would play in our city. 
Welcoming- We thought it would make everyone feel more welcomed and accepted to have a safe place to go once a week with a group of people experiencing the same things as another. We would have an LGBTQ+, recovering addicts, teen moms, etc… Groups. This helps people know that they always have someone who cares and is going through the same thing, so they understand you. When Jenna was in middle school, she was put into girls’ group and it would help her with whatever problems she was facing so, we wanted to interpret that into our city.
Family- In our world/town, we wanted it to be a close community where children can play without having the feeling of it being too unsafe. The way we designed our town is having the houses be built as a neighborhood and have our greenery park to be right by the neighborhood. We would also want families to try and stay as close as possible so every Friday at the community center, they would host a family night with games, movies and fun activities. We both think family is important, so we wanted our community to be close to theirs. 

Places: 

School – we have a school because we want kids to socialize with other kids and get to know the community. 
Nature/garden place– this is where people come to see all the beautiful plants and people get to immure it.
A community center and a community square– we have put down a community center because this is where people can sign up for activities and meet new people. Also, we have a community square where people come to meet one another. One of our main focuses at Jenise Ville is to welcome everyone and make them feel like they’re part of a family.
Housing– all houses are close to one another so you can meet new people and there is more space for nature to grow. Also, all housing in Jenise Ville is very affordable and we encourage most people once they’ve gotten to know one another to carpool, walk or bike places in Jenise Ville. 

My Tribute Costume

This is my tribute costume

This costume is the outfit that I would want to be wearing if I were going into the Hunger Games. Firstly, I am wearing a black and gray bodysuit that I chose to give me warmth for the night and keep me cool through the day. I also have blue and black shoulder pads on to protect me from the other districts injuring me. My hair is blonde so that in the dark it could give me so light because it would be able to glow. Furthermore, I have a gray necklace on to remind me of my mother since gray is her favorite colour when I feed sad during the games. I would also have some dark angle wings so I could fly through the air over all my other competiters. In addition, I would have an utility belt with all the items I need like a flashlight, a thin blanket, a nife and a box of granola bars. My nails would be short so they would’nt get in the way of anything or collect dirt. On my feet I would have some comfy shoes so my feet would’nt be in pain. Lastly, I would have a pet raven who would spy on the other people in the area, and give me where they are hiding. My outfit would benifit my in so many different ways.

I am a confident, creative, smart girl who loves to design different things. This project was so much fun to be able to create a outfit for my charater to go into the hunger games. I was able to generate my ideas through really crictical thinking and making my costume. I also enjoyed being able to create my own costume and create it how it repesents me. Next time we do another project like this I would like to use a more complex website to make my charater. Also I learned that I can make my own character and found out how to do it as well.