What does a soup have to do with technology, education, or libraries? Everything! You see, too often we shy away from tools we are unfamiliar with just because it’s the great unknown. But my mantra is you must immerse yourself, have fun, play, and figure it out. Then make it your own!!
So the real title here should be:
Making Butternut Squash Soup
Over the holidays my hubby and I love to experiment in the kitchen. We watched Giada De Laurentiis’ Food Network show, Everyday Italian and saw her make a Butternut Squash Soup. I told him right then we were making the soup. The Fontina Cheese Crostini, while looking good, was not on my agenda. I just cannot afford cheesy bread in my waistline, so we planned to skip that! As we delivered my father-in-law home after Thanksgiving dinner Thursday PM, I spied on his counter a butternut squash. He confessed he’d had it for around two weeks, and still did not know what to do with it. So he told me I could have it!! SCORE!! It was the lone ingredient I did not have. Of course I decided to run out to the grocery store to get the fresh herbs called for in the recipe too, so I did eventually go to the store.
Friday morning late, we ventured into the kitchen to create a delicious lunch!!
How did I make it my own? I added the Texas Pete to kick up the wow factor. This is so true with the various tools available for educators. Try them out. Develop your own schema for how they work and how they are applicable to your own teaching context. Then make them your own! You won’t be disappointed.