Thursday, March 17, 2022

S'mored Out

One of the things this class does is to cook. Well, not so much the class, but more the instructional aides. 

The point of the adult transition center is to make these students more independent. So, we try to incorporate skills that they will need. Some students can help more than others. 

Last week, the aides decided to make s'mores. 

Someone had found square marshmallows. Vera found a recipe online that she wanted to try. (Vera does the lion's share of the cooking. She's a one-to-one aide, so her responsibility is just to her student, but she helps out more than that as well.) And then there were s'mores. 

This batch ended up with almonds as well as the usual chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker. 

Vera made one batch. She changed things up the next day and made another. By the third day (it was all made up at that point; she just needed to heat everything up), we were all s'mored out. 

I mean, they were good. (Yes, I got to sample some.) Yulisa (a student) ended up covered in chocolate (and Keyla didn't catch it until Yulisa was being handed off to her sister at pick up; oops). But at a certain point, we've all had enough. 

Anyone have any good (and fairly simple) recipes we should try?

19 comments:

  1. Cheese quesadillas, since you can just microwave them? Add in other stuff before heating to taste.
    Or pizzas made with toasted English muffins, then the cheese and whatever heated to melt.
    Too many s'mores is sickening! You think how great they are, and you could eat another and another, but then... no.
    Square marshmallows make sense here, I hate how the round ones roll off the cracker in the microwave!

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    1. We just had a lot of s'mores ingredients. Otherwise it would have been one day of them instead of three. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  2. Lisa has some good ideas. Maybe you could find some cookbooks geared to beginning cooks and see if there’s something simple you could make.

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    1. That's what I need to do. I think the classroom already has some.

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  3. Cheese pizza using flour tortillas. I make fudge that’s easy peasy, a bag of chocolate chips, a can of sweetened evaporated milk, and 2 tablespoons or so of butter. Stir, stir, stir, done. You’ll need to stick it in the fridge to set up. I fthe class doesn’t have one, an ice chest would work, I think.

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  4. I've never been a fan of s'mores. Too sweet for me. I would imagine though the kids loved it. There also pretty messy so would imagine kids enjoy the mess and the sticky. Doing activities like that with them sure seems like a good idea from a learning perspective.

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    1. Oh yes, we totally need to do activities with them as they don't really do paperwork.

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  5. I don't think I can come up with any recipes. All I can think of right now is s'mores.

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  6. I ate too many of these treat, almost throwing up. Good treats must be taken slowly.

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  7. Ava and I often make individual pizzas. We use premade cauliflower crust and choose our own toppings. Ava uses a pesto sauce, vegan cheese and plenty of vegetables. Mine is usually simple in comparison, but I do experiment with some of her preferred toppings.

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  8. Can't come up with anything at moment.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  9. What sort of equipment do you have for cooking? I have recipes, but it depends what you can use to make them.

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  10. Lisa had some good ideas. I used to like to make pizzas with English muffins. I second the ideas of using a young child's cookbook. On my side note, my autistic brother inlaw (in his 60's) is only now conquering his fear of using the stove through years of coaching. Some of your activities may sound simple but they are so necessary, as you well know.

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    1. Oh yes. We're doing the simple, which is what they can handle.

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  11. I have no idea right now, but maybe some recipes from children's books? Easy and fun. I didn't know the s'mores, sounds fun!

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  12. Rice Crispies treats come to mind, but obviously you're tired of marshmallows.

    lol

    What about something simple as cheese and crackers? Perhaps learning to mix up and present a cheese ball would be beneficial. :D

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    1. Apparently one of the aides can't do Rice Crispies treats. She says she's never been able to pull them off. (It was a conversation last week.) I think I could handle it, though. We'll see.

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