Summer Vacation Lesson Plan: Breakfast.


werewr354354dsfsdfWho knew that all this information could be taught just from making breakfast. When I got my kids out of bed this morning they had no idea  what was in store.

Importance of washing hands before cooking and keeping clean nails. No worm farms.

Hands can easily spread bacteria around the kitchen and onto food. This is why it’s important to always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water at each of these times: before starting to prepare food. after touching raw food such as meat, poultry and vegetables.

Cracking with out getting shells in the bowl. Never crack an egg on the edge of the counter. If the shell is shattered the eggs goes down the cupboard door and on to the floor. Tap gently on a flat surface. Pull the shell apart slowly.

Egg Formation. Eggs form inside your hen’s body when her ovary releases the egg yolk into the oviduct. If a rooster has access to your hen and chooses to mate with her, the egg will be fertilized when it is traveling through the oviduct.

Chicken Diagram ovaduct

How to use a wire whip. Whip in a triangular motion. Pulling up instead of out to keep the eggs in the bowl. Start slowly then increase speed to whip air into the egg.

Stove top safety. When cooking, turn the pots so the handles don’t stick out over the edge of the stove where small children can grab them and pull boiling hot food on top of themselves.

Always keep a fire extinguisher handy near the stove, even if there is a sink nearby, grease fires will just spread if you throw water on them, so its better to use an extinguisher.

Only let children cook under adult supervision.

Use oven mitts and potholders to handle hot pans and pots to prevent burns from the high temperature metals.

Don’t use metal spoons to stir food on the stove and then leave them in the pot. They heat up quickly and can burn your hand the next time you touch them.

Avoid using loose, flowing clothing or leaving dish towels near hot burners, since these can catch fire.

Scrambled Eggs Directions

Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bowl until blended. Heat butter in large cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot. Pour in egg mixture. As eggs begin to set, pull the eggs across the pan with a spatula from edge to center, forming large soft curds. I used 1/8th tsp of salt for the scrambled eggs. Which led to a discussion on what fractions are.


Fractions. I use Fraction tiles, they are good for visual and tactile demonstration. We discussed from one whole to one eighth, over breakfast. Take the time to explain a fraction is a numerical quantity that is not a whole number. The numerator of the fraction is the top number and the denominator of the fraction is the bottom number.

Numerator: the term of a fraction, usually above the line, that indicates the number of equal parts that are to be added together; the dividend placed over a divisor.

Denominator: that term of a fraction, usually written under the line, that indicates the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided; divisor.

3 thoughts on “Summer Vacation Lesson Plan: Breakfast.

  1. Oh my, I didn’t expect a cooking lesson and health safety tips. Is the “don’t crack an egg on the edge of a kitchen counter” from personal experience? If so, LOL Also, I keep a bottle of white vinegar handy to the stove. If I burn myself, I immediately put my hand in it, or pour it over the burn. If it’s a deeper burn, then I get the aloe vera gel out of the fridge. I keep it fresh, which is better than the bottled stuff. Visiting from twitter, #Mondayblogs

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    • 🙂 thanks for the addition, Courtney! We lost a few soldiers today (eggs). They put up a valiant fight. My scorched pan policy proved to be too powerful their thin defenses. This is a new line of blog post I’ve decided to do now that my kids are out of school for the summer. Expect to see more summer lessons that revolve around the kitchen in addition to the regular Tales From The Cook posts.


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