Justin and I are trying to make certain holidays or special days learning experiences! This weekend, as you know, is President's Day. We are continuing teaching the kids about the presidents and how America came to be.
We are all four learning the song, "50 Nifty United States." This songs teaches us all 50 states in alphabetical order and is so much fun to learn.
Each president has had their favorite food and if you know me at all...I LOVE to cook! It has been a BLAST to have the kids help me cook while we learn about the presidents! You have already seen the cherry pie that we made but I thought why not go ahead and made a dish that our current president loves. After all....that is the only president that my son knows. Barrack Obama's favorite food is chili. I do not know if my recipe would match up to his but my recipe is : saute an onion, part of a jalepeno (depending on spice) and garlic in button or olive oil. Add salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice. Add ground beef and cook until done. Let the flavors marinate together. Drain the fat. (if you like cheese in your chili, bring back to the saute pan and add some veleeta to the ground beef mixture before you add all ingredients) Combine 4 cans of tomato sauce and ground beef mixture. Drain dark, red kidney beans then add to the mixture. I never measure my chili powder because I like A LOT. Depending on the spiceyness add some cayenne pepper. I also had about 1/4 cup of sugar. Let it get hot and serve the best way you like it!
Tonight Justin made AMAZING corks out of states! This has been a learning experience for the kids! They are learning their states in alphabetical order while we learn the song.
Moms....if you want a fun idea for kids to have extra fun or make a learning experience...take equal parts of corn starch and water. Add your favorite food coloring and it becomes liquid sidewalk chalk. We have made the states with the kids! They have had a blast making designs with their liquid sidewalk chalk and again...have made learning fun!
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