Monday, March 14, 2011

Home Ec and Science In One

In Science today with our gardening unit we watched a video about George Washington Carver from Franklin Springs. I won this dvd about two weeks ago in a blog giveaway. It came at just the right time for our study. This dvd was great and so was George Washington Carver. His life was absolutely astounding. He accomplished so much from the background he was born in to. I learned something new - didn't know that painted and invented over 300 products made out of peanuts.
After lunch we needed to cut open an avocado to get the seed to start soaking to hopefully get it to sprout. We have high aspirations of it growing into an avocado tree that we keep inside. This in turn sprouted an idea in my husband's brain about using a corner of our kitchen to build an indoor greenhouse to grow greens during the fall and winter months. Anyway we had two avocados that we need to do something with, Grace loves guacamole, so that is what got made. Easy recipe and according to Grace and hubby very delicious.
2 ripe avocados
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon salsa
We had a great Home Ec/Science day.


Nekkid Chicken said...

So cool to have found the DVD in a giveaway. We are also learning about this remarkable man this week. Hope you enjoy gardening. :O) Mal

Frances said...

Yum! I love guacamole!

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Thanks for mentioning the DVD. I'm planning a mini study on George Washington Carver before we head to Tuskegee- the DVD would be perfect for that.

I'm so jealous of your garden! I'd really hoped to have one this year but now my husband is reconsidering. I really love those garden grown tomatoes though so at the very least I need to do a bit of container gardening.