Cooking in English: Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing is a recipe lots of people have asked me for over the years. It’s really quite simple and delicious. Find the full recipe below. And don’t forget to share the video if you liked it.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

170 grams butter 1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 onion chopped ½ teaspoon pepper
2 celery stalks chopped 1 teaspoon thyme
9 cups of soft bread cubed 1 teaspoon sage
1 cup raisons 3 cups finely chopped apple

Heat the butter in a large pot and stir in onion and celery. Cook five minutes. Mix the rest of the ingredients with the butter mixture. Stuff the turkey right before cooking. A stuffed turkey should be cooked 15 minutes for each pound. (1 kilo = 2.2 pounds).

Shepherd’s / Cottage Pie

Clare brings us a truly versatile dish that all adults and kids will love. Perfect for these cold days and even better as left overs! Don’t forget to check some new vocabulary down below.

Vocabulary

Stroke – /
Sheep – oveja
minced beef – carne picada
brought up – criada
chopped – picado
sauté – salteado
without further ado – sin mas demora  
diced – en dados
pick something out – sacar con dedos
hail storm – granizado
where the hell is… donde coño esta…
beef stock – caldo de carne
don’t be mean to your mashed potatoes – usa una buena cantidad de patatas
pressure cooker – olla exprés
kettle – tetera
thingamajig – chisme, cosa
lumps – grumos
potato masher – pasapures
creamy – cremosa
sealed – cerrado
crispy – tostado, crujiente


Cooking in English – Brownies

Brownies

Recipe
Peanut Butter Batter Brownie Batter
3/4 cups (190 grams) of smooth peanut butter 3 ounces (85 grams) unsweetened cholocate
2/3 cups (135 grams) granulated sugar 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter
1 large egg 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extra 2 large eggs
a couple pinches of coarse sea salt. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
2/3 cup (85 grams) flour

Vocabulary

Video about systemic racism

Systemic Racism Explained

Henry & Tator (2006) ( http://www.aclrc.com/forms-of-racism ) defined structural racism as ‘…inequalities rooted in the system-wide operation of a society that excludes substantial numbers of members of particular groups from significant participation in major social institutions.’

What is Systemic Racism?

With all the protests going on in the US right now, many people ask ‘How could this happen?’ The thing is that many people within the US don’t even know about many of these policies that were put in place over many years that have a ripple effect on the people of today.

We should all reflect on policies that are put in effect today that may effect us as a society tomorrow.

Cooking in English – Apple Crumble

Round two of Cooking in English! This time we have the traditional Irish dessert Apple Crumble made by none other than Clare herself. It’s a typical dessert in Ireland mainly due to the locally sourced basic ingredients, such as flour, butter, sugar and apples. It’s usually an autumn or winter dessert as it’s best served warm. Clare and her siblings sometimes came home and what started as a merienda turned into a full Apple Crumble meal.

Check below for some vocabulary and the recipe is at he end of the video.

Cooking in English – Apple Crumble

Vocabulary

Without further ado – sin más preámbulos
stew – guisar
release – liberar
cloves – clavos
put in there – añadir
oats – copas de avena
certainly not – de ninguna manera
transform – transformar
resembles – parecerse
bread cumbs – pan rallado
golden – dorada
the proof is in the pudding – lo sabrás si es bueno a probarlo

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Watch the video, read up on all the ingredients and learn some vocabulary and interesting facts about pancakes.

Cooking in English – Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Ingredients
1 cup (226.8 grams) of flour
¼ teaspoon (1.23 grams) salt
1 Tablespoon (14.3 grams) Brown Sugar (or regular sugar)
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 large egg
¾ cup (174 grams) milk
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Chocolate chips
Butter or Margarine

Directions
1. Mix all dry ingredients together in small bowl.
2. Beat egg.
3. Add milk and oil and the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
4. Heat a pan or grill. When hot, add a bit of butter to the surface.
5. Use small ladle to pour batter onto got grill.
6. Add chocolate chips to the pancakes.
7. When bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or two.
8. Serve with syrup and/or fruit.

Learn some vocabulary used in the video
Fluffy- esponjoso
Sunflower seeds- Semillas de girasol
Baking powder- levadura (Royal)
Scooper/Ladle- cacillo
bubbles- burbujas
Flip- voltear
To double up- doblar  
Syrup- Sirope

Every country has their own style of pancake. Click here to learn about the different types and about why people in the US call them Silver Dollar Pancakes.  

We Are the World 2020

We Are the World (2020) Together at Home

This is a SUPER uplifting (“super mega uplifting” as my daughter would say) video to watch where you will hear some amazing voices from You-tubers. If you are familiar with the original We Are the World song from 1985 than you are old like me. If you don’t know anything about the original song (or you are just feeling nostalgic), click here to see it and laugh at the 80’s hair-dos and let me please introduce you to Cindy Lauper and a couple of young guys, Micheal Jackson and Bruce Springsteen. Then you can come back and watch this one too!