Kayla K.'s Thrifty Ways Fresh ideas for frugal living

I’m Freezin’ Me Buns

I’m Freezin’ Me Buns

November 4 and still no heat in my apartment! I am taking the Freeze Yer Buns Challenge from Crunchy Chicken.  The trick is to hold out as long as possible before turning on heaters, and then to keep them at a low level. Our new apartment is flanked by another...

DIY Wedding Decor

DIY Wedding Decor

Just to clear the air… NO specified wedding plans. However, a wedding in the next two years is inevitable.  Our dating anniversary for the next two years lands on a Friday and Saturday so we are pretty well planning on November 16 of 2012 or 2013 (probably the 13). As...

Thrifty or Stingy: Free Victoria’s Secret Panties

Thrifty or Stingy: Free Victoria’s Secret Panties

It’s time for Thrifty or Stingy when you weigh in on my thrifty ways- am I going too far? I have magically arrived on Victoria’s Secret mailing list.  I love their cotton underwear but have not shopped there in years because it is such great quality! A few months ago...

Teach proper hand washing with potatoes

Teach proper hand washing with potatoes

This activity is one of my favorites and the students really enjoy it too.  It is a great way to demonstrate germs that students carry on their hands, even when they appear clean.  I use the potato hand washing activity with my Foods and Nutrition I students but the message...

Bingo Vocabulary Review

Bingo Vocabulary Review

My school runs on a block schedule in 9 week terms, so the end of my first quarter is already here! Before the final tomorrow we will take some time to review with a vocabulary bingo game.  Students will prepare their bingo card by arranging their vocabulary words on their...

Preparing Grains | Whole Grain Cooking Lab

Preparing Grains | Whole Grain Cooking Lab

Today students demonstrated their knowledge of preparing grains with a whole grains cooking lab.  They prepared barley pudding, quinoa breakfast pudding, and baked apple oatmeal. Barley and quinoa were new to most students.  Many students had not previously tried rolled oats, as they were used to instant packets. Baked apple...

Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Making your own Rice-a-Roni Dish at home is simple, tasty, and inexpensive. A few notes before we begin: This recipe uses white rice and rice pasta.  Remember that white rice is “endosperm rice” and has had the bran removed, so they contain very little fiber.  Make sure that you are...

Teen Insights | Your Turn to Teach

Teen Insights | Your Turn to Teach

There are many important topics for teens today, but I unfortunately cannot share all of them in a single term. My Teen Insights students have divided themselves into groups and have chosen a chapter that we have not had time to study.  The groups will present a lesson and review...

How to Peel Peaches for Canning and Cooking

How to Peel Peaches for Canning and Cooking

Peeling peaches for canning and cooking is quick and easy. Alyssa and Brittney demonstrated how to peel peaches during our fruit toppings food lab. First, cut peaches along the “equator,” just through the skin. Place the peaches into boiling water with enough water to cover.  Cook for 30 seconds. Take...