WORDS, PHOTOS, MUSIC, TAP-DANCING AND HUMOUR BY BENNIE WEIR!
Hola, Bennie here.
This week at my school our class had a low GI week. The idea was to get all of us kiddos into groups and think of some low GI recipes to eat.
First we think of the recipes, which we did on Tuesday.
At first, my group’s (led by my teacher Mrs Clarke) idea was to make garlic and parmesan popcorn, buckwheat pancakes with berry sauce-like stuff and a banana and mango smoothie, and just to make it harder we were only allowed to use $30 everything we wanted.
In the end, we replaced the popcorn with corn on the cob – apart from that everything stayed the same.
On Thursday, we had to walk to Woolworths to do our shopping. I took my dad’s camera with me.
When we got there, we went into our groups and started shopping.
My group had to get skim milk, vegetable oil, vanilla yoghurt, maple syrup, plain flour, bananas, frozen berries, frozen mango, buttermilk, corn, unsalted butter, honey and frozen maggots – just kidding!
When we went to go get the bananas, they were so green. So my group had to go get some bananas from the greengrocer. Then the whole class got together again and we all went back to school.
When we got back, everyone was really excited about cooking.
One group went to the hall, another group went to the staff room and my group stayed in the classroom. First we started off with making the mango and banana smoothie.
1. We peeled some bananas and put them in the blender with the skim milk and the vanilla yoghurt, put the frozen mango in and blended it.
2. Um … Kind of fitted it all in to step 1.
3. Let’s continue.
Then we did the corn on the cob.
We put the corn in boiling water for 12 minutes. While we were waiting, we started the buckwheat pancakes. We made the batter. The recipe would take to long to write so I made a simpler version.
1. Search it on the internet.
Then the corn was done. YAY!
We got the biggest piece of corn we could get smothered it with butter and ate it.
Then we were making another batch of pancakes.
My friend Gabriel cut up the banana.
While we were eating the corn, Mrs Clarke put the berries in a small pot put with a couple of teaspoons of sugar and water on top, then she went off and put them in the microwave.
She came with this really nice berry sauce like stuff.
We finished making the pancakes, put the berry sauce on, the yoghurt on, ate it all.
There was no more pancakes so we all pigged out on the berry sauce.
While we were, the bell rang for snack break and we all went outside with the berry sauce still on our plates with us trying to eat it with forks.
Confucius say man who eat soup with fork starve.
We went outside and ate it while being watched by jealous the 3/4 class.
Then I had an idea put some berry sauce on my finger and pretend I was bleeding, yelling at everyone: “I CUT MYSELF AHHH! THE PAIN!”
They actually believed me and all ran up to me, then I told them it was a joke.