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.
Ending up in a hospital from making food isn’t exactly 𝒶𝒹𝑒𝓆𝓊𝒶𝓉𝑒, but it is memorable. In the eighth grade two of my friends and I decided we wanted to make crepes for dinner, so we went online and looked up a recipe, but then we saw something called a “crepe cake.” We decided we wanted to attempt to make it, so we got out the ingredients, turned on the stove, and started to bake. It didn’t take us that long to mix all the ingredients together, so we started to pour the batter into the pan. We got frustrated because we found it hard to make them thin enough to be crepes. We made enough for it to be a crepe cake, then with the rest of the batter we added a whole bunch of random spices and made about 5 more crepes. I accidentally ate those crepes and they tasted so bad. We went to bed and in the morning I couldn’t see that well, so I looked in the mirror and my entire face was puffed up! I told my friends mom and she took me to the hospital. Ended up I was allergic to one of the spices and I got some meds. My face was puffed up for the rest of the week. After that day, I never had crepes again.