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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another Historic Recipe

The latest post was about the benefits of cooking with kids. One of the best ways to celebrate family is by cooking from recipes that have been part of your special traditions. As I said, my math group would be cooking with Lea's mom tomorrow to make a special recipe from their family history.

On Friday, we will be cooking again! This time, both my class and Will's will be working with Beatrix's grandma to make a recipe in honor of our 44th president and make his favorite dish. We will make both a meat and vegetarian version, and will feed our school in the afternoon as we watch a Schoolhouse Rock dvd about government. If you are lucky, there may be leftovers that you can enjoy at pick-up time!

Obama's Family Chili

1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground basil
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
1 can red kidney beans

Saute onions, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add ground meat and brown. Combine spices together into a mixture, then add to ground meat. Add red wine vinegar. Add tomatoes and let simmer, until tomatoes cook down. Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes. Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream.

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