Chile Rellenos

For a lesson in regional American foods this recipe comes from New Mexico. Chili Rellenos originated from Mexico but have become a popular New Mexican dish made from their very own grown green chilies. The green chilies are roasted, stuffed with cheese, then battered and finally fried.

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Apple Picking- A Fun Fall Field Trip

Encouraging people to learn where their food comes from is becoming a popular trend these days and rightfully so as all the packaged, processed food we consume tends to cause some people to forget where their food actually comes from. Depending on your students background, some may have never been to a farm or have ever grown their own gardens. What better way to discover the origin of food then take a field trip to the orchard? Picking apples, peaches, and pears is a lot of fun. So you’re going to pick a whole lot of fruit for what? To bake with of course! Here are a few of my favorite orchard recipes.

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Fast Food Comparison

My students were aghast that the new Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries that opened up in town were selling 800 calorie hamburgers! Apparently one of them had done their research. I wanted to confirm this information for myself hoping it was only an exaggeration so I went to their website. Quite frankly I was surprised at what I found and thought surely not all restaurants were the same. My hunch was correct, not all restaurants and fast food places are the same some were much worse than an 800 calorie burger! Thus a new lesson was born.

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Fantastic Fabric Flowers

Fabric flowers look so challenging to make but they really are quite simple. Inspire your students to embellish and accessorize their clothing projects with fabric flowers!

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4-H: A FACS Friendly Youth Development Program

4-H is a youth development program funded by your state’s land grant college. It is run formally by cooperative extension agents, then parent club leaders & volunteers. Typically 4-H is associated with animals specifically raising & showing them. However, 4-H is so much more than animals. 4-H has been around for over 100 years and is based on the concept of projects.

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October’s FACS Teacher of the Month: Mindy Rose

This month’s Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Month is Mindy Rose, a high school teacher in Louisiana. This is her 1st year teaching and she claims to, “still be on cloud nine!” Over the last 17 years she…

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