Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dinner with History

Many of our history lessons end with craft projects or recipes to try that somehow reflect what we have learned that week. This week Avery read to me out of the Story of the World all about the Phonecians...or as she said it "the Phocans"...she was having some trouble sounding it out and then the name kind of stuck. The recipe for this lesson was to make the bread of that people. Phocan bread! Or as we all know it, pita bread.
The bread was finished in time for dinner so we paired it with a new Ethiopian dish i found called Tikil Gomen. You can get the recipe on this blog. This recipe was so good...full of potato, carrot, cabbage and onion. The turmeric is what makes the nice bright yellow color. Avery cleaned her plate, and Mitch got so close. Leftovers were even better the second time around.
Is this the face of a serious bread maker or what?! I did not realize i caught his hard work while we were making the pita until i went back through the pictures. It is very, very candid. He looks like he is in so much pain. poor thing.

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Grammie/Mom said...

It seems Mitch was really into kneading/rolling. Your meal looks good. I know I'd eat it. I don't know about the rest of them here though.

MaryMary said...

You kiddos are such fabulous eaters. Love to see the veggies and tumeric gobbled up!

Colleen said...

Wow, Les, I'm so impressed. I thought about doing that one, but got sidetracked by Christmas.

Brown Family Blog said...

Oh I have been wanting to make PITA...tell me how you did it. And Mitch, what can I say...the frog outfit really makes the picture though.

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