For my second dish that I cooked during the quarantine, I decided to make a spinach dip that was in the cook book my grandma gave to our family. I altered the recipe a little bit because I wanted to make a cold dip, instead of a baked one. I started by putting my bacon on a pan and leaving that to cook, whilst it was cooking I started mixing together my base of cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo; I also started cutting up everything I was adding into the dip into small pieces. Once the bacon was all cooked I then added all the ingredients into my base and began to mix. I put the dip in the fridge over night. The next day I cut up sourdough bread and got my family to try it.
If I were to make this dish again I wouldn’t change anything because my family has been making it for years and its good the way it is.
I didn’t really have any challenges while I was making it because its a very simple dish. I guess the only thing that I could think of is I had to take a break while cutting the onions because my eyes were burning.
My greatest success was the flavor, since I let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours the flavors really came out more.
I am most proud that I did this very quickly. I have made this many times, but this time it took me around 15 minuets to do everything.
This was by far our best lab in my opinion. We did this fast, efficient, and we all worked together well. I was the ingredient person so I went up and measured all the ingredients out; when I came back to our station, my partner had already started mixing the dry ingredients. Within about 7 minuets we had already started cooking the pancakes with our entire group. A success was how quickly we did it, we had 25 minuets left once we finished cleaning up. I can’t really think of a challenge for this lab because everyone and everything were very successful, but I guess it would be how the pans were a bit too hot for our first batch, so we adjusted and turned them down for the rest.
It is extremely important to have good communication with your group members; if you don’t communicate how can you get anything done to a high standard? You need to communicate for timing, because if one person hasn’t even started mixing yet and the other person could be ready to eat. If one of your group members doesn’t know how to do anything within the lab, it could be a safety hazard if they don’t communicate that with others because they might not know that you don’t cook pancakes on 10. You could solve these problems by simply asking your group members if everyone is okay with what they are doing, and are aware of how to do it. Good communication looks like everyone in the group explaining what they are doing, and coordinating what they are doing with others in the group.
This lab went really well for our group. We communicated very well and made it so all of our eggs and veggies went on at the same time as our partners. A strength for this lab was that some people in our group didn’t know how to cook an omelette, so we worked together and showed them how to. A challenge was probably the cast iron pan because no one is used to cooking on it, so it was more hot than we thought.
The most important appliance in the kitchen is a stove/oven. It is used for so many things and in my household it is the most used appliance. I picked this because there are thousands of things that can be cooked on a stove/oven, and it is way more healthy to heat or cook something on a stove instead of a microwave. We haven’t explored baking an entre in the oven yet, like baked spaghetti. Some interesting facts about ovens are: The first ovens were boxes put on top of fires and the Greeks made the first bread ovens. We used the burners on the stove to cook our omelettes on, and cook our veggies on.
Question 2 – Google yourself, are you surprised by anything?
When I google Vanessa Woodley next to nothing comes up. None of my social media pages show up, or pictures of myself. The only thing that I found was an old softball roster from a few years back. It was on Coquitlam Minor Softball Association, all that was on there was mine and my other teamates names, and our team name. I was not surprised by anything that I found because I know how to use the internet safely.
Question 2 – Reflect on your digital footprint
I don’t really have a digital footprint so there is not much to say. Since the only thing that comes up is a softball roster from when I was 10, I guess people would think of me as athletic or a team player. This could be good for future job opportunities where I have to work with others as a team setting. My footprint can also help when I apply for anything in life, including post-secondary options because they wont find anything bad, basically nothing at all.
Question 3 part 2 – The five C’s
For this aspect of the project, I picked the third C, cautious sharing of information. I pick this topic because my digital footprint is exactly that, you can tell that I am cautious because nothing comes up. All my social media is private, and the bio and profile pictures aren’t showing any of my personal information, or inappropriate photos of myself. I also don’t post on social media often, maybe twice or three times a year, so that is being cautious of sharing information, even though my social media doesnt come up when you search me
reflection: a: i was able to find the problem by researching it. I found it with ease because there was a lot of information to choose from on this specific topic. b: Yes. When I discovered how it was built and the problems of it I immediately had ideas on how to improve it and how they did improve it. c: Yes I am satisfied with my final result because I spent a while working on the design and the information. I think I made this project to my full potential. d: I don’t really know how I would refine my project, maybe I would add a bit more information and add transitions to the power point, but that’s about it.
Reflection: I knew the information was reliable because I checked the dates of the sits I used and it was updated recently. I chose powerpoint because I am familiar with the program, and I find it fun to use. I am very satasfied with my end result. No I dont want to refine it.