Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun in the morning

Its always a fun time when you get to go hang out with your kids at school.

J's class has been studying Native Americans and they thought it would be fun and interesting to host their own potlatch.

So, some time ago, he brought home a little cookbook that was filled with all kinds of Native American recipes. The item he chose to bring was called Honey Corn Cakes.

Here. Take a peek.

I got out my trusty griddle and began heating it up.

All the while I mixed all the ingredients.

Dont they look yummy?

I lined my dish with some parchment paper in hopes that the little cakes wouldnt stick.

Fill her up.

I got them all cooked and and transferred them to my little heated portable thingie and headed out to the school.

A festive little table with all kinds of good things lined up to try.

So happy to see me! (please note that hes the only one with stuff strewn all over his space)

Tasting a salmon cake. While this picture is not very convincing, I can honestly say that he really liked those salmon cakes.

Which is why he is in line again...for the third time....

And when the teacher went around the room and asked everyone what their favorite item was, J, devoted to his salmon cake at this point, of course, said the salmon cakes. But it didnt end there. He then went on to say that he wasnt surprised at all that he liked the salmon cake, because he really enjoys fish. However, he doesnt see the opportunity arising to have them again anytime soon because his dad had a bad experience with salmon when he was growing up.

See, the story, as I know it was that when S was younger salmon patties were cooked at his house only when his
dad(J's grandpa) had gotten in "trouble". Those were the nights that his mom(J's grandma) decided that salmon patties were in order. And evidently S didnt like the salmon patties either. And he carries this story with him to this day.... But clearly, this story didnt have a negative impact on J!

A fun time was had by all and as you can see....everyone loved the Honey Corn Cakes.


Diane said...

Good for J.. Aunt G and I had that alot when we were kids too..and it always went over big..much better then the liver and onions..Now ya got me hankering for salmon patties..yummmyy

Anonymous said...

Ok, so maybe Aunt Dee could make the salmon patties and have J and me over for dinner. You could even make the honey corn cakes and send them with us. Hey, if you want to you could even stay and eat with us. What do you say? Good idea? Love you, Kelly

Egghead said...

Sounds like a fun day. I love salmon patties too. Now I must try those honey corn cakes.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

So...where was J. while you were cooking up his Native American treat? I know little G. would've been right there, insisting to add and mix and fry and pack had this been his school project. Come to think of it, even if it wasn't his school project, he normally would've been there. Where WAS the little guy, anyway?
Did you tell J. that his momma likes salmon now, too? I've got photo evidence. :-)

I love that top picture!!

Farmer Jen said...

Great photos. Great story. I was wondering the same things as Danni. How come J or G didn't help you cook the corn cakes?

You made me hungry for those cakes, by the way.

Anonymous said...

So FUN!! So your little J is chatty and messy...sounds like my kind of kid!! :)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I love when School have those fun days.
My Son would love those Patties and the Corn Cakes...

logan said...

I love salmon, my dad makes THE BEST SMOKED SALMON IN THE WORLD. Luckily hubby doesn't care for salmon so i only have to share with the kids.
That first pic, makes it look like your hair has a long braid. Pretty cute! said...

After reading Logan's comment, I had to go back and look at that picture and it really does look like you have a long braid! Very cute! I love the picture of J's smile when he sees you! All of the food sounds wonderful, and your honey corn cakes sound like they were a big hit. The whole day sounds fun - and any activity involving so much good food has GOT to be a good time in my book!

Anonymous said...

Potlatch and Salmon, both from the Pacific Northwest. Hmmmmm...

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh brother. Who says "Pacific Northwest" except for someone from the Pacific Northwest???