We’re kicking off our school year with a Prairie Primer unit on Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Some of the most fun activities we’ve done so far have been the cooking. If you have read Farmer Boy, you may remember that there is a lot of emphasis on food!
We loved these dishes:
Apples and Onions
Bird’s Nest Pudding—whole apples, stuffed with brown sugar and baked in a pudding-like crust. Mmmmm.
Popcorn and Milk
This may have been the most fun. Almanzo’s favorite way to eat popcorn was to take a full cup of milk and a full cup of popcorn and to drop the popcorn into the milk. It really worked! The entire cup of popcorn fit into the cup of milk without spillage.
The milk-soaked popcorn tasted like puffed corn cereal. Actually not bad!