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Marybeth Gainer, 9

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Every Friday Mrs. Morgenthal’s food science class cooks up a tasty treat for students to enjoy and show off what they have learned in the classroom.

Everyone participates in the cooking process, so Mrs. Morgenthal purchases the food. A fee is paid in the beginning of the year for all of the food.

“When I first came to Astronaut, I asked the students what they love to eat and chose lab projects from their answers. I have changed the recipe ingredients or proportions at times through suggestions by the students,” Mrs. Morgenthal said.

Everything being cooked in food science are taught with the values of life from Mrs. Morgenthal’s point of view. There are different recipes that Mrs. Morgenthal wants her students to take and remember to make now and in the future for family. Macaroni and cheese is a good home away from home dish and baked ziti is a good family dish to create fun times. Chocolate chip cookies and coffee cake are for Sunday mornings talking with family.

“I enjoy what Mrs. Morgenthal picks for us to cook because there’s a variety of deserts or complete meals. She explains that each recipe has a new culinary skill that we need to learn,” freshman Hailey Thompson said.

At the end of the semester, students provide feedback by listing their favorite recipes and Mrs. Morgenthal takes this into consideration when planning next year’s course curriculum. Some of the recipes are taken from a cookbook while other recipes are pieced from more than one cookbook. There are some recipes that Mrs. Morgenthal created such as the pizza and baked ziti. For each recipe students can add their own preference of spices to every dish for enjoyable eating.

“My favorite thing about food science is the eating because I’m always hungry and Mrs. Morgenthal always picks good recipes for us to cook,” sophomore Chelsea Hutcherson said.

“Most of the recipes have been simple and easy to follow. I’ve cooked a few meals and desserts that were made in food prep at home before but the recipes Mrs. Morgenthal gives us are different than any other way I have made before. My favorite recipe was a brownie recipe because I’ve only baked brownies out of a box before and these were homemade. Those brownies were the best brownies I have ever made,” freshman Hailey Thompson said.

 

 

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