Discovering Life Skills ©2010
Check Your Answers: After You Read
Section 23.1 Choose Your Ingredients
- The basic ingredients are flour, sugar, shortening or butter, milk, eggs, and spices.
- Serve them as main dishes, side dishes, snacks, salads, and garnishes.
- They can be more expensive; they can taste less fresh; and they may contain preservatives.
- Use art or photos to grab attention. Benefits of spices include: they add flavor, create variety, and can be healthful alternatives to salt, butter, and other less healthful flavor enhancers. Include specific spices and dishes in which these spices can be used.
- Create a map of the U.S. that shows where fruits and vegetables are most commonly grown. Use clip art, illustrations, or drawings to illustrate what fruits and vegetables are grown where. For example, areas such as Florida and California may be illustrated with images of oranges, Idaho with potatoes, Georgia with peaches, New Mexico with chilies, and so on.
Section 23.2 Cooking Techniques
- Let it rise in a warm place outside the oven for an hour or more. Then punch it down, shape it, and let it rise in the pan before baking. Then let the dough warm to room temperature and rise until it is ready to be baked.
- Simmering, steaming, baking, frying, stir-frying, and microwaving.
- Use low to medium heat. Grate or shred hard cheeses before adding them to other ingredients. Add cheese at the end of the cooking time to avoid overcooking.
- Beans and eggs.
- The letter should provide specific information about fruit to support the stance. Ideas could include dried, cooked, or baked fruit.
- Answer depends on the cooking technique chosen. For example, you may compare the way bread was made in ancient Egypt compared to the way bread is made today. Include details about ingredients, preparation tools and techniques, and what has or has not changed over time.