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King Arthur: Life Skills baking

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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 So, our Middle school 7th graders participate in a King Arthur Life Skills thing, where they bake 2 loaves of bread. One for their family, the second goes to school where it gets donated to a food pantry.

Garrett brought home the materials, and the baked loaf needs to be back to school by next Tuesday.

Ok, where am I going to fit this in?

Materials come home today (PTA even bought bread pans!), the rest of the supplies are "free" (flour and yeast), I am pretty sure I have to look for an item or two.

Looked at the directions while I was "cooking" chicken patties at 8:30pm.... and

Alert: This project will require approx 3.5 hrs.

Where the flip am I going to find 3.5 hours?

Stephannie, wife to John, Mom to John, Garrett, CJ and Alex
full-time Auntie to Carly-Ann

 
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Cecelia712
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2012 at 11:44 PM
what requires so much time? letting it rise? hope it goes easy for you.
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Emschick38
by Ali on May. 2, 2012 at 3:09 AM

What! thats crazy. 

Wyldbutterfly
by Snow Bunny on May. 2, 2012 at 4:39 AM

YIKES! I don't know you are so darn busy!

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Is 7th grade too young to work the stove?
I was cooking in 5th grade, but I know, it was the 70/80's... where kids were "allowed" to do alot more.
Does he have a friend in the class who's house he can go to one afternoon to do it with them?

I think the rising takes the most time... maybe it is like 30 minutes to put togther... rest 2 hours..knead 15-20 minutes.... cook 45.. rest 15-20?  That way it isnt 3.5 full hours all together... although, I dont know what is worse for you.  

hugs.

Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on May. 2, 2012 at 9:14 AM

 

Quoting Cecelia712:

what requires so much time? letting it rise? hope it goes easy for you.

 rising and kneeding

Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on May. 2, 2012 at 9:16 AM

 

Quoting SamMom912:

Is 7th grade too young to work the stove?
I was cooking in 5th grade, but I know, it was the 70/80's... where kids were "allowed" to do alot more.
Does he have a friend in the class who's house he can go to one afternoon to do it with them?

I think the rising takes the most time... maybe it is like 30 minutes to put togther... rest 2 hours..knead 15-20 minutes.... cook 45.. rest 15-20?  That way it isnt 3.5 full hours all together... although, I dont know what is worse for you.  

hugs.

 When I went to middle school in '88 we did basic cooking in both 6 & 7 grade home ech. When Johnny went in '06 sewing in 6th grade, cooking in 7th grade. That still follows for Garrett. Accoding to King Arthur's Website, they can do that grades 4 to 7.

I had ment to link the site last night.

I think all the here and there/this and that is going to do me in. I have NO time until Sunday, and that is only as long as NO sports get canceled between now and then.

Stephannie, wife to John, Mom to John, Garrett, CJ and Alex
full-time Auntie to Carly-Ann

 
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SamMom912
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

good luck

Walker101
by on May. 2, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I have noticed since I moved here that there is much more parental work involved in our kids going to school than there was in NM. I totally feel for ya!!!

lizmarie1975
by Liz on May. 2, 2012 at 7:43 PM

There's got to be a mix out there somewhere. No one has to know...ssshhh!

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM


Quoting lizmarie1975:

There's got to be a mix out there somewhere. No one has to know...ssshhh!

I FULLY AGREE WITH LIZ!!!!
3.5 hours of your preceious time is worth it! OR even stop and shops 2 for 99 cents each loaves... sssshhhh (and it is pre sliced!) garrett went the extra mile and sliced it.. and soooo evenly.. no one will know. LOL...
I wish you were closer. You KNOW I would bake for you!

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