Welcome to Elizabeth Island…

Can’t you just hear the accented tones of Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), and sidekick Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) adroitly observing,  “De Plane! De Plane!” We are at the end of Week 3 of our 2011-2012 School Year.  This week we wrapped up the Pacific Islands, and set sail for Australia and have embarked on an exploration of the many unique animals and land formations of the island continent.   The Daughter needed an extra day to finish up her “Choose Your Own Adventure” project.  For each region we study, the curriculum suggests an opportunity for further expression or research.  She chose to draw a map of an Island Resort, and was asked to consider:  … Continue reading Welcome to Elizabeth Island…

Aloha to the Pacific Islands…

We had a great time studying the Pacific Islands!  Mom and Daughter both learned a lot! We plan to celebrate all of our vicarious travel with a meal that attempts to be somewhat authentic to the region studied.  For the Pacific Islands we made Hawaiian Coconut Chicken and Rice!  This recipe was pretty easy, and although I was worried that the extended cooking time would dry out the chicken, it didn’t.  Husband and Daughter both enjoyed it – even though it combined fruit with meat! Here is a photo: Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.food.com/recipefullpage.do?rid=236767 We used whole grain rice, fresh pinapple, … Continue reading Aloha to the Pacific Islands…