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Dinosaur cooking

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by Wotworklifebalance, Jan 19, 2011.


  1. Hello lovely people whose ideas and generosity never cease to amaze
    me. Have I grovelled enough?
    My Yr R - 2 class are studying
    dinosaurs at the moment and loving it - whether the staff are loving the
    constant T. rex roaring is another matter! I try to include lots of
    cooking in my planning but am struggling to come up with great dino
    ideas.
    So far my ideas are cheesy dinosaurs (like cheese straws
    but dinosaur shaped), herbivore salad giving the children the
    opportunity to design and create their own salad, write recipes,
    evaluate etc as well as lots of cutting, tool use etc and possibly swamp
    juice - a smoothie by another name.
    I'm hesitating about the
    smoothie as we made them last year when we were learning about jungles
    and rainforests. We have made lots of different biscuits/gingerbread men
    so dino biscuits are out, and we made space rock cakes so a dino twist
    on rock cakes would also be slightly repetitive. We have veggie pupils
    so making burgers isn't really an option; I also try to avoid meat as it
    is expensive. I suppose some sort of beany-burger would be possible and
    as I type I'm wonering about eggy things as dinosaurs laid eggs ...
    As
    you can see, I'm not getting very far. Suggestions please.
    Thanks
    in advance
    Emma
     

  2. Hello lovely people whose ideas and generosity never cease to amaze
    me. Have I grovelled enough?
    My Yr R - 2 class are studying
    dinosaurs at the moment and loving it - whether the staff are loving the
    constant T. rex roaring is another matter! I try to include lots of
    cooking in my planning but am struggling to come up with great dino
    ideas.
    So far my ideas are cheesy dinosaurs (like cheese straws
    but dinosaur shaped), herbivore salad giving the children the
    opportunity to design and create their own salad, write recipes,
    evaluate etc as well as lots of cutting, tool use etc and possibly swamp
    juice - a smoothie by another name.
    I'm hesitating about the
    smoothie as we made them last year when we were learning about jungles
    and rainforests. We have made lots of different biscuits/gingerbread men
    so dino biscuits are out, and we made space rock cakes so a dino twist
    on rock cakes would also be slightly repetitive. We have veggie pupils
    so making burgers isn't really an option; I also try to avoid meat as it
    is expensive. I suppose some sort of beany-burger would be possible and
    as I type I'm wonering about eggy things as dinosaurs laid eggs ...
    As
    you can see, I'm not getting very far. Suggestions please.
    Thanks
    in advance
    Emma
     
  3. Themed cookery lessons - cool! Seems very Heston like. I need to think about this one.
     
  4. catherinaaa

    catherinaaa New commenter

    Rocky Road chocolate? Melt choc with bits of biscuits and cookies and marshmallowthen pour into mould and leave to set.
    Anything with eggs as they could pretend they're dinosaur eggs- you could even have boiled eggs as part of your salad idea.
    Instead of plain cheese straws, try a witch finger style instead with an almond at the end to represent a claw and they can be Dino claws.
    How about swampy dino pasta? ? Use some mixed coloured pasta and make a pasta salad with creme fraiche and spinach.
     
  5. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

    Guacamole swamp?
     
  6. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    You could try making an edible landscape, using broccoli for trees, mashed swede for mountains, new potatoes for boulders etc.
     
  7. Thank you all, lots of brilliant ideas. I especially love the swampy pasta, it's very different from anything that we have cooked before. I am sure that the children would be especially keen on the rocky road!
     

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