Honey I'm Home Challenge - 2019
Need to clean out the extra food at the end of the school year? This is a great way to accomplish your goal. Students need to prepare a nutritious, delicious dinner for their hungry family in 30-45 minutes, using only the ingredients in the foods lab. Sometimes I give them a class period prior to the challenge, to allow them to make plans. Other times they "go for it" and just cook with the ingredients. Sometimes they must use required ingredients, such as the directions below, in which students were required to use tilapia or pulled pork from the freezer.
Directions for the In-Focus Projector - It changes each year, based on the food remaining in the pantry, fridges and freezer.
Wall Signs to Reward Champions for Each Class Period
Planning Sheet (Not used every year)
Honey, I'm Home - Lab Evaluation
Guests Coming For Dinner - 30 minute individual challenge - 2019
Students have 30 minutes to prepare dinner for friends who have showed up unexpectedly. They need to make food that will impress their guests, using only ingredients available in the lab.
Chopped Competition - 2019
Student cooking groups divide into two groups. One group will compete the first day in the main course competition. The other part of their group will evaluate another team as they cook. They will also be judging the final products. Of course, students must use the ingredients in the "Mystery Basket". This The second day, the remaining group members will participate in the dessert competition. Everyone gets the chance to cook and evaluate. It's a great way to see how students apply the principles we've studied all year!