Friday, December 14, 2012

Holidays in the EV FCS classroom

Thanksgiving Dinner in the Foods & Nutrition I class....

Cranberry Sauce and Green Bean Casserole

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake

Turkey and Broccoli Salad

Party Potatoes

The Beautiful Table...

Getting ready for the Holiday Reception...
Every year, the Foods class plans a reception for all of the EV employees. The parents/families of the Foods' class students are also invited. The Independent Living and Life Skills classes also help prepare for this event. A LOT of work goes into this, but it is A LOT of fun, too!
There's always laundry to put away!

LOTS of ironing...those tablecloths need to look perfect!

An ironing lesson???

Making candy

more sweets...

Making a list, checking it twice....

All the finishing touches....

MORE candy....


The Holiday Reception....with everyone dressed up!

The feast...


Friday, December 7, 2012

Homemade S'mores

As an introduction to the candy and cookie unit, the Foods class made homemade marshmallows and graham crackers. It is not as hard as it looks and the end result is delicious! 

star shaped marshmallows

two groups added cinnamon to their graham crackers

Just add chocolate and you have homemade s'mores!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Color Wheels, Caramel Corn & Homecoming

The Creative Sewing class recently finished a unit on color. For their projects, they constructed two color wheels - one from pictures of clothing and home furnishings, and another from sugar cookies and frosting.

Amelia Koehn's color wheel

Casey Tinnes, Paige Wilkerson, Darian Blaylock

The primary colors - YUM!

The Foods class made microwave popcorn as their second lab (see the recipe tab for the recipe).
This was my Grandma's!!! Its about 25 years old, but still works great!

Spreading it out to dry after cooking in the microwave

Pouring the caramel over the popcorn

After all, it was HOMECOMING FRIDAY....Good looking tutu, Nathan!
The senior class decorated the hallways, windows, tp'd the front of the school on Thursday night of Homecoming week. Here is just a little of their work...