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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey : Week 1 : Bonus Activity : Special Meals

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a
simple diet. They ate foods that they
could catch in the water (eg. fish) or
grow on the land (eg. kumara). They did
not have access to a supermarket to
buy food for their meals! Speaking of
meals, what is your favourite meal?
Mine is a Macaroni Salad

Why Macaroni , You're Probably Asking?

Well , I chose this food because for one thing , It tastes delicious . And two , It has some ham in it to give it a little more taste . Add vegetables too . I think just to keep the fat under control. Me and my friend Vuni made this and it was Good. It's great to eat . Just put mayonnaise or something like that into the macaroni and and mix it up . If you search it up , You might get different versions of the recipe . 
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Here's one of them 

Ingredients

- 4 Cups Uncooked Elbow Macaroni

- 1 Cup Mayonnaise

- 1/4 Cup Of distilled white vinegar

- 2/3 Cup Of White Sugar

- Two 1/2 Tablespoons Of Prepared Yellow Mustard

- 1/2 A Teaspoon Of Ground Black Pepper . 

- 1 Large Onion Chopped

- 2 Stalks Celery Chopped

- 1 Green Bell Pepper , Seeded and Chopped

- 1/4 Cup Of Grated Carrot (Optional)

- 2 Tablespoons Chopped Pimento Peppers (Optional)

Method

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, pimentos and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.
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1 comments:

Patricia said...

Hi LJ,
You made me hungry!! Thanks for sharing with us one of your favourite foods! I think this dish can be a great summer dish don't you?!
I liked how you follow the task and answered it very clearly. It's great that you added the recipe and photos. Regarding to the food pictures, for the future I want you to ask yourself how many is necessary to add in order to enhance and support your writing? It seems to me that 2 images of the same dish did not really added value in here. You could perhaps added a picture of a traditional maori meal in the beginning of your post.
Good job!
Kia Kaha,
Patricia

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