Book: Pasta and Noodles (From Farm to You) - Jones
Poem: “My Father’s Name is Sasquatch”
Realia: Different kinds of pasta and noodles from around the world
Recipe: Ants Climbing a Tree (Cook meat/veggies in electric skillet, soften cellophane noodles in a separate bowl of hot water. Be sure the kids see the before-and-after noodles). Practice eating with chopsticks!
(Chocolate chip cookies were invented by a woman, so I also used this program to highlight some famous women. Include some great picture book biographies of women, whether or not food-related, if you like.)
Poem: “Worm Puree”
Book: The Wolf’s Chicken Stew - Kasza
Book: Mouse Mess - Riley
Book: All in Just One Cookie – Goodman
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies (Toll House Recipe)
Additional stories while cookies are baking:
Book: Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? – Beaumont
Book: The Cow Loves Cookies – Wilson
Flannelboard Story: “The Chocolate Chip Ghost”
Book: Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? – Lass
Roast the tomatillos and garlic cloves in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat until soft and browned on all sides.
Puree the tomatillos and garlic with the chipotles and ¼ cup water in a food processor. Add 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste.
Recipes from Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless Wonka Bars Make your own amazing candy bars! Ask children to bring in their favorite candy, cereal, nut, and/or other ingredient they think would be good in a Wonka Chocolate Bar.
1. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth:
2 cups chocolate chips
½ cup butter
2. Remove from heat and stir in:
2 teaspoons vanilla
3. Spoon some chocolate into small waxed paper cups. Stir in or sprinkle on top of each any or all of the following to make a custom Wonka Bar:
all kinds of small candy pieces
Refrigerate or freeze cups (with name labels if needed) until chocolate hardens.
Serving Suggestion: After making Wonka Bars, place in fridge and start watching the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie. When the movie reaches the Chocolate Room scene (in which everything is “eatable”), pass out the hardened Wonka Bars from the fridge so children can taste and watch chocolate paradise at the same time.