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Offline moonbrie

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2620 on: January 04, 2017, 03:25:35 PM »
I have been entrusted with the school credit card for buying ingredients for camp cooking class on Friday and man does it feel like a lot of responsibility.

I'm also anxious about the cooking class because I have actually never made whipped "topping" with dry mix, which is the only thing they had at the store even resembling what I needed. I've made whipped cream from scratch dozens of times so I figure it's basically the same but since it's an untested ingredient I'm worried somehow it'll go wrong and I'll just be sitting there looking like an idiot.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2621 on: January 05, 2017, 08:23:36 AM »
I have been entrusted with the school credit card for buying ingredients for camp cooking class on Friday and man does it feel like a lot of responsibility.

I'm also anxious about the cooking class because I have actually never made whipped "topping" with dry mix, which is the only thing they had at the store even resembling what I needed. I've made whipped cream from scratch dozens of times so I figure it's basically the same but since it's an untested ingredient I'm worried somehow it'll go wrong and I'll just be sitting there looking like an idiot.

I have been using it for years. Just DO NOT lose the receipts! Also, if you go to a small shop that doesn't use an itemized machine, you can ask them to write out an itemized receipt, as they usually have some of that paper around somewhere.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2622 on: January 05, 2017, 08:26:23 AM »
I have been entrusted with the school credit card for buying ingredients for camp cooking class on Friday and man does it feel like a lot of responsibility.

I'm also anxious about the cooking class because I have actually never made whipped "topping" with dry mix, which is the only thing they had at the store even resembling what I needed. I've made whipped cream from scratch dozens of times so I figure it's basically the same but since it's an untested ingredient I'm worried somehow it'll go wrong and I'll just be sitting there looking like an idiot.

I have been using it for years. Just DO NOT lose the receipts! Also, if you go to a small shop that doesn't use an itemized machine, you can ask them to write out an itemized receipt, as they usually have some of that paper around somewhere.

It went fine :) still worried about tomorrow, but hopefully it works out...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2623 on: January 05, 2017, 08:50:27 AM »
I have been entrusted with the school credit card for buying ingredients for camp cooking class on Friday and man does it feel like a lot of responsibility.

I'm also anxious about the cooking class because I have actually never made whipped "topping" with dry mix, which is the only thing they had at the store even resembling what I needed. I've made whipped cream from scratch dozens of times so I figure it's basically the same but since it's an untested ingredient I'm worried somehow it'll go wrong and I'll just be sitting there looking like an idiot.

I have been using it for years. Just DO NOT lose the receipts! Also, if you go to a small shop that doesn't use an itemized machine, you can ask them to write out an itemized receipt, as they usually have some of that paper around somewhere.

It went fine :) still worried about tomorrow, but hopefully it works out...

I want to do a cooking lesson but I don't have access to even a microwave and I don't want to do PB&J lol I should look up some recipes that don't involve heat at all

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2624 on: January 05, 2017, 09:23:36 AM »
I have been entrusted with the school credit card for buying ingredients for camp cooking class on Friday and man does it feel like a lot of responsibility.

I'm also anxious about the cooking class because I have actually never made whipped "topping" with dry mix, which is the only thing they had at the store even resembling what I needed. I've made whipped cream from scratch dozens of times so I figure it's basically the same but since it's an untested ingredient I'm worried somehow it'll go wrong and I'll just be sitting there looking like an idiot.

I have been using it for years. Just DO NOT lose the receipts! Also, if you go to a small shop that doesn't use an itemized machine, you can ask them to write out an itemized receipt, as they usually have some of that paper around somewhere.

It went fine :) still worried about tomorrow, but hopefully it works out...

I want to do a cooking lesson but I don't have access to even a microwave and I don't want to do PB&J lol I should look up some recipes that don't involve heat at all

We're making worms and dirt :) no microwave required!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2625 on: January 05, 2017, 09:30:20 AM »
I have been entrusted with the school credit card for buying ingredients for camp cooking class on Friday and man does it feel like a lot of responsibility.

I'm also anxious about the cooking class because I have actually never made whipped "topping" with dry mix, which is the only thing they had at the store even resembling what I needed. I've made whipped cream from scratch dozens of times so I figure it's basically the same but since it's an untested ingredient I'm worried somehow it'll go wrong and I'll just be sitting there looking like an idiot.

I have been using it for years. Just DO NOT lose the receipts! Also, if you go to a small shop that doesn't use an itemized machine, you can ask them to write out an itemized receipt, as they usually have some of that paper around somewhere.

It went fine :) still worried about tomorrow, but hopefully it works out...

I want to do a cooking lesson but I don't have access to even a microwave and I don't want to do PB&J lol I should look up some recipes that don't involve heat at all

We're making worms and dirt :) no microwave required!

We did 'canapes' with crackers, cheese, tomato, onion, ham, gherkins and olives and a few other things.  We did a market kind of thing were the kids were earning 'school money' during the early part and using it to buy ingredients. I was surprised, but the kids got right into it, choosing  and buying their own versions of canapes.  There was a choc spread too - mixing that with olives and onion was just weird. Weird kids.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2626 on: January 05, 2017, 10:31:48 AM »
Some projects that I've done in the past wayyyy back when I taught primary:

Making Ice cream is pretty simple to do, and the kids love hammering at the ice-salt mixture!

Jello moulds can be fun if you have/make (ie: with lego, playdough, or foil) some cool shapes to fill.

Custom kimbab rolls where students have to spend points (also earned during previous activities) to get ingredients to put in their roll.

Chocolate coconut truffles: truly a messy process, which is awesome in its own right.

Eggnog (you can make it without pasteurising the egg yolks if you don't care that a few of the weaker children might get horribly horribly sick).

Decorating candy canes with pipe-cleaners and googly eyes.

In my experience, working with food is always messy and requires a lot of planning, but it's nearly always a huge success. Have at it! :smiley:


« Last Edit: January 05, 2017, 11:48:08 AM by kyndo »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2627 on: January 05, 2017, 11:40:15 AM »
I have been entrusted with the school credit card for buying ingredients for camp cooking class on Friday and man does it feel like a lot of responsibility.

I'm also anxious about the cooking class because I have actually never made whipped "topping" with dry mix, which is the only thing they had at the store even resembling what I needed. I've made whipped cream from scratch dozens of times so I figure it's basically the same but since it's an untested ingredient I'm worried somehow it'll go wrong and I'll just be sitting there looking like an idiot.

I have been using it for years. Just DO NOT lose the receipts! Also, if you go to a small shop that doesn't use an itemized machine, you can ask them to write out an itemized receipt, as they usually have some of that paper around somewhere.

It went fine :) still worried about tomorrow, but hopefully it works out...

I want to do a cooking lesson but I don't have access to even a microwave and I don't want to do PB&J lol I should look up some recipes that don't involve heat at all

We're making worms and dirt :) no microwave required!

We did 'canapes' with crackers, cheese, tomato, onion, ham, gherkins and olives and a few other things.  We did a market kind of thing were the kids were earning 'school money' during the early part and using it to buy ingredients. I was surprised, but the kids got right into it, choosing  and buying their own versions of canapes.  There was a choc spread too - mixing that with olives and onion was just weird. Weird kids.

We had marshmallows for our hot chocolate and some kids used them on their tuna canapes.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2628 on: January 05, 2017, 11:53:50 AM »
Re: egg nog and the weak

Korean kids should have pretty good immune systems given the hand washing and food prep norms here.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2629 on: January 05, 2017, 12:32:27 PM »
Some projects that I've done in the past wayyyy back when I taught primary:

Making Ice cream is pretty simple to do, and the kids love hammering at the ice-salt mixture!

Jello moulds can be fun if you have/make (ie: with lego, playdough, or foil) some cool shapes to fill.

Custom kimbab rolls where students have to spend points (also earned during previous activities) to get ingredients to put in their roll.

Chocolate coconut truffles: truly a messy process, which is awesome in its own right.

Eggnog (you can make it without pasteurising the egg yolks if you don't care that a few of the weaker children might get horribly horribly sick).

Decorating candy canes with pipe-cleaners and googly eyes.

In my experience, working with food is always messy and requires a lot of planning, but it's nearly always a huge success. Have at it! :smiley:



You're a blessing. Thanks for the ideas~~~

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2630 on: January 05, 2017, 02:05:23 PM »
Last night I was feeling lazy so I made hot dogs 'n eggs. Made mac 'n cheese w/hot dogs for the kids today and now there's a lot of leftover mac 'n cheese.. looked up some suggestions on how to spice up the leftovers and "grilled cheese mac 'n cheese" kept popping up lol. Talk about carb on carb.

Today feels like a breakfast for dinner kinda day. I need to make some pancakes so I can use the maple syrup I recently bought!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2631 on: January 05, 2017, 05:02:22 PM »
The best carb on carb is a CHIPROLL.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2632 on: January 06, 2017, 08:14:03 AM »
"We don't know what our teacher is saying, so we're just going to be the shit out of each other"

A fellow foreign teacher describing our students.
Remember: KEU-RAY-EUN-POP

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2633 on: January 06, 2017, 09:41:45 AM »
"We don't know what our teacher is saying, so we're just going to be the shit out of each other"

A fellow foreign teacher describing our students.

I hate that shit.

 :police: "Why did you throw Sanjun onto the ground??

Sanjun:  :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Bad student: He used my eraser/He said he didn't like my shirt/No reason at all, Sir! 

 :police: Jesus Christ...............

Does the idea of "saving face" result in not having a thicker damn skin?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2634 on: January 06, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »
No cigarettes.
No alcohol.
Sleeping at a decent hour.
No junk food whatsoever.
Moderate exercise.

Only 5 days in, and I feel amazing. I can't remember the last time I went a weekend without a drink, but if this feeling just gets better, it'll be a breeze!

Happy Friday!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2635 on: January 06, 2017, 12:18:00 PM »
I went out for lunch and had a nice walk during my break and I feel so FREE

Today the guard was out though and saw me come and go but he smiled at me so I'm vaguely worried I'm going to get in trouble but IT WAS SO NICE

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2636 on: January 06, 2017, 12:48:39 PM »
I went out for lunch and had a nice walk during my break and I feel so FREE

Today the guard was out though and saw me come and go but he smiled at me so I'm vaguely worried I'm going to get in trouble but IT WAS SO NICE

The guards don't care and don't communicate with the principal or anyone else. If you are worried get him on your side. I have always felt a little bad for them, so every once in a while I pick them up something (Popsicle in the summer, coffee in winter, etc.).

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2637 on: January 06, 2017, 01:14:27 PM »
I went out for lunch and had a nice walk during my break and I feel so FREE

Today the guard was out though and saw me come and go but he smiled at me so I'm vaguely worried I'm going to get in trouble but IT WAS SO NICE

The guards don't care and don't communicate with the principal or anyone else. If you are worried get him on your side. I have always felt a little bad for them, so every once in a while I pick them up something (Popsicle in the summer, coffee in winter, etc.).

Ahh, good to know. Our guard has always been friendly with me. I smiled and nodded at him going in and out so I'll be sure to keep doing that.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2638 on: January 06, 2017, 01:18:08 PM »
I went out for lunch and had a nice walk during my break and I feel so FREE

Today the guard was out though and saw me come and go but he smiled at me so I'm vaguely worried I'm going to get in trouble but IT WAS SO NICE

The guards don't care and don't communicate with the principal or anyone else. If you are worried get him on your side. I have always felt a little bad for them, so every once in a while I pick them up something (Popsicle in the summer, coffee in winter, etc.).

Me too! The guard ajusshi and cleaning ajumma love me. I just wish she would restock the toilet paper a little more consistently.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #2639 on: January 06, 2017, 01:23:09 PM »
I've been practicing yoga and meditation every day for two weeks now.

I know.... I know.... it's only two weeks.

But I feel so much calmer. And I can touch my toes now.  ;D