Monday, February 11, 2013

Kids in the Kitchen - Link up 53 - Venezuelan pancakes

I join forces with my good friend Carrie @YoungLivingOilLady each week
to bring you this family friendly recipe link up. It is our desire to encourage
families to cook and eat together. Meals cooked at home are healthier, and time
spent together in the kitchen is good for families!

We use Cooking 101 as part of our family homeschool. I’m teaching the boys to
put together healthy family meals, life skills, and budgeting, as well as teaching them tips for cooking in the kitchen. We encourage real food vs. processed food. Let’s bring the family, back to the table!

In our homeschool this week V is for Venezuela . . .

Venezuelan Corn Pancakes - Cachapas 

4 cups canned corn                                    1 egg
1 tsp salt                                                       corn meal 
1/4 cup milk                                                  vegetable oil (we use canola) 
1/2 cup sugar                                               Monterey Jack cheese

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in the blender and blend well. Mix should be consistency of pancake
batter. If it needs to be thicker, add some corn meal. To thin the batter, add more milk.
2. Heat a thin layer of oil in skillet. Pour batter into skillet in small circles, like pancakes. Sprinkle with cheese. When mixture begins to bubble, about 2 min., flip with a spatula. Cook 2 more min. Remove.
3. Repeat until batter is gone! Serve warm.

We learned interesting facts about Venezuela from our cook book: the name Venezuela means 
"Little Venice" because the stilt houses built on the water reminded the explorers of Venice, Italy.
Did you know that Spanish conquistadors extracted a liquid from avocado seeds to use as ink?
More interesting facts and recipes from around the world in Eat Your Way Around the World

Join us by linking up your favorite family recipes! Grab a button from below, on my side bar, or use a text link back to Adventurez. Please visit another participant or more to help encourage each other. I’ll be visiting and Pinning away on our Kids in the Kitchen Pinterest board here. It’s a wonderful resource for finding yummy recipes the whole family will love. 
Enjoy your time in the kitchen this week!

I'm linking with these fine blogs: Comfy in the Kitchen  Shrinking Kitchen Titus 2 Tues

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