Expectations vs. Reality

Expectations vs. Reality

Apple Cinnamon Crepes sounds delicious right? A perfect way to indulge the fall season. Being a huge fan of crepes, I gave myself the invigorating task of making them. Hard can it be to make essentially thin pancakes filled with apples and sprinkle a bit of sugar on top? Due to past baking calamities of which I can no longer speak, I was aware that my skills might not have been up to par. While I attacked this project scrupulously, creating the batter was one conflict I encountered followed by the conflicts that ensured when it came to the size of the apple cubes (which was not specified – I have to state this to defend my culinary ego). This was not the last issue to arise. I had struggles with the time for cooking the mixture of apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar – as these were not satisfactorily stated within the instructions. Yet, the outcome of the Apple Cinnamon Crepes was a smash! Our entire newspaper staff evaluated and critiqued the crepes with feedback such as “Outstanding Recipe,” “One of the best Crepes that I’ve ever had. Perfect for Fall,” and “They were so good, I loved them!” One critique was that the crepes would not stay folded. The follow up suggestions to resolve this problem was to use a substance (cream of some kind) that would have tied the knot with an excellent dessert to start October! Nonetheless, the result of the Apple Cinnamon Crepes was a definite success that you all should partake in and enjoy!

  ~Apple Cinnamon Crepes~
Recipe Here
3 Apples, Cored & peeled3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
I Teaspoon Cinnamon
Homemade Crepes
Gluten Free Crepes


Chop apples into small cubes, place cubed apple slices in a medium sized bowl, add brown sugar and cinnamon, and toss everything together to coat chopped apples with brown sugar and cinnamon {20 minutes to settle}
Right before serving, neat chopped apples on medium heat in a skillet and warm the crepes in a microwave for about 2o seconds
To serve, add chopped apples on top of the open crepe, and fold the crepe into the pocket shape. Sprinkle powdered sugar.

~French Vanilla Cupcakes~# 2
Recipe Here

1 cup unsalted Butter {room temp}
2 cups of vanilla sugar
2 large eggs
2 egg yolks
Pinch of salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of buttermilk
2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1-1 inch piece of vanilla bean

Preheat oven to 350 E
Heat the buttermilk until it simmers
Remove from heat and add the vanilla pod
Set aside
Beat Butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy
Add egg yolks one at a time, beat
Blend flour
Cut open vanilla pod and clean it
Add vanilla to buttermilk
Add ⅓ of flour mixture
Add ½ the buttermilk
Continue to alternate the flour and buttermilk ending with flour
Scoop into cupcake papers {bake 18-20 min}
Cool and Frost desired buttercream

Carrot Cake with Brown Buttercream Cheese Frosting # 3
Recipe Here
1 pound carrots { grated}
3 large eggs
2 cups of sugar
11/2 cups of canola oil , ⅓ cup buttermilk , 11/2 tsp vanilla extract , 2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoon baking soda / 1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp coarse kosher salt / 1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 sticks of unsalted butter
16 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 cups of powdered sugar
¼ shredded coconut, toasted

Preheat oven to 350 °
Whisk flour, baking soda
Bake 30 to 40 minutes
Cook frosting { 5 min}
Cream together butter & cream
Add vanilla extract & salt
Add powdered sugar

          Traditional Dishes at Golden Valley High
Tom Yum is a hot and sour soup that originated in Thailand.
Ingredients Include: Broth,
Lemongrass, Kaffirlime leaves,
Galangal, lime juice, fish sauce,
And chilli-peppers.
– Calissa Trong

Aloo Gobi / Samosa
Aloo Gobi is a type of dish:
Vegetarian Curry & Samosa
Is a type of dish: Merienda.
Aloo Gobi originated in India &
Samosa originated in Asia.

Chile Rellenos
Stuffed pepper with egg
And cheese. Originated in Mexico,
It dates back to the Spanish
Conquest in the 16th century
-Alicia Ulloa

Teriyaki Beef & Fried Rice
Includes; beef sirloin steak,
Soy sauce, rice, and beef.
Teriyaki beef originated in Japan
And Fried rice originated in China.
-Maddie Williams

Jollof Rice & Chin Chin
Jollof rice is a one pot rice
dish that originated in the
region of West Africa. Chin
Chin is a fried snack that originated
In West africa as well.
-Feranmi Falodun


Hispanic Heritage Month

Begins on Sunday, September 15
Ends on Tuesday, October 15

What is Hispanic Heritage Month? The anniversary of independence for latin american countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua (central/south america).
Important Hispanic Figures : Dolores Huerta -an activist
Roberto Clemente -baseball player
Sonia Sotomayer -Supreme Court Justice
Cultural Dishes to Celebrate:

Gallo Pinto
Chile Rellenos
Rice pudding

☀Specials in the SCV☀

Toppers Pizza
Lunch specials served from 11am to 3pm

Jersey Mikes
-Online Ordering Jersey Mikes sale
-Free Giant sub with 144 shore pts
– 2$ off any sub (reg)

Rewards system Eat order in/out Earn 10 points per $ 1 spent Enjoy Every Time you hit 1250 pts you’ll get one free entree

Panera Bread
-Every tuesday, get a baker’s dozen of Bagels (13) for $7.99

-Every weekday from 4pm to 10pm one kids free meal
-Limited time offer Addams Family Menu

Jamba Juice
-Happy Juice Hour
-Free smoothie upgrades from 5-7pm. Original size to Powersize for free!