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Kat (polbio) -
Subject: Baking to enforce lessone
Date Posted: 2/11/2012 12:48 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2008
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Do any of you use baking in your lessons fo holidays?

This time of year, I do a lot of baking. We have Valentines in a couple of days, so there is something to make as a gift to my DH and then a Valentines Cake to celebrate the holiday. Next week is Fausnaught/Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday. So there will be donuts and a kings cake. I never celebrated Fausnaught or Madi Gras growing up, but married into a PA DUtch family and over the past 20 yrs it has become like any other holiday. I use the baking for these and all holidays to teach my kids about the holiday and its celebrations. MY DH doesnt understand why I bake ethnic foods for holidays we dont celebrate. I wondered if anyone else does the same.

Is there a certain baked good you make every year for a certain holiday? FOr example, I make Blarney Stones every year for St. Patricks Day and a King Cake for Mardi Gras. Now that my kids are older they dont enjoy getting messy as much, so some of the baked goods have changed over the years.

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