# Raisin & Carrot Couscous

On the Menu last Friday was: Raisin & Carrot Couscous!

One of our students told us about making this because she just made it at home with her parents!

The  first thing thing the children had to do was peel 6 carrots!

We discussed safety rules on how to use a peeler..

They were excited about using a peeler and were very careful and safe with it!

We all took turns sharing it and peeling a carrot each….

After peeling the carrots,  we went into the kitchen to help our teachers measure out all the ingredients and pour it into our pot!

We were also able to use the can opener to open up the chicken broth we needed.

After setting the timer for 10 minutes and waiting for the chicken broth to absorb, we went back to check and see if the broth dissolved..then we were able to add our yummy raisins!

The children were very open to at least trying this dish before judging it!

It turned out to be something they enjoyed eating very much!

Next week we will be making pizza from scratch!!

Ingredients:

• 2 cups couscous
• 32 oz. can vegetable broth or chicken broth
• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• 1 cup raisins
• 1 cup carrots thinly sliced

### Preparation:

In a saucepan, combine vegetable broth, onion, and carrots and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes. Return to a boil and add couscous.Remove from heat and add raisins. Cover and allow to sit for 10 minutes or until vegetable broth is absorbed.

Fluff couscous with a fork and serve immediately.

Learning Goals Achieved:
Measurement. The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, capacity, and/or relative temperature. The student uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions. The student is expected to:
(A)compare two containers according to capacity (holds more, holds less, or holds the same); compare two objects according to weight/mass (heavier than, lighter than or equal to);
• Underlying process and mathematical tools. The student applies kindergarten mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities in and outside school. (Identifying mathematics in everyday situations)
• Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and uses environmentally appropriate and responsible practices. The student is expected to:
• (A) identify and demonstrate safe practices as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles, washing hands, and using materials appropriately;
(B) discuss the importance of safe practices to keep self and others safe and healthy

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