We’re traveling around the world in 12 Dishes. Each month we make a dish, learn about the country, and maybe, just maybe make a craft……
So, let me tell you how dinner time goes in my house. Usually I look at the clock and say, “AAAAHHHHHH! How is it dinner time already?” Then I run over to my calendar and look at what I’ve got planned for that night. At which point I throw the plans out the window because it required me to start thinking about dinner at 7 AM when I’m still blinking at the computer. It doesn’t go well from there.
Word of warning, my computer ate my pictures, so I decided to illustrate the post today, except for the THREE, you heard that right THREE, random pictures of meat marinating. Why those, I don’t know.
How to make Korean Bulgogi
First I printed out the recipe and happily went to the store and came back with almost all of the ingredients.
Then I patted myself on the back for having ALL of the ingredients, just this once.
Tuesday night I pull out the Korean bulgogi recipe and see I was supposed to of been marinating the dish for 24 hours before cooking. Needless to say that didn’t happen. At all. So, I just made up a quick stir fry and threw that plan out the window.
Try 2, buy the ingredients again, remember to start marinating the Korean bulgogi 2 hours beforehand. See, you have proof because I still have those pictures.
Solve the great boo-boo crisis of 2013 as all 3 kids come in sporting various injuries from playing outside. Pour some rice in the rice cooker, and start cooking rice. Put ice on someone’s knee which is hurting horribly.
Start a movie to hypnotize the poor dying children. Start a pot of tea for myself, I think I’ll go start another one now. Tea sounds good.
Stir fry the meat. Then stir fry half of the rice, leave the rest plain to make everyone happy.
Eat said Korean bulgogi, get general acclamation from the kids of “You’re a good Mommy,” “I love you Mommy,” “You cook good food.”
Collapse at the end of the day, then do all of this over again.
The Korean craft we’ll pretend I made
I’ve been wanting to be more consistent with creating a craft for the kids to remember the country, and so I did a quick search and found Boston Mommas which led me to 4 Crazy Kings, I remember reading them back when the kids were in pre-school and this would be a fun project to let them play with.
That was my theory, and then the rest of the week happened, and the time I had scheduled for them to do this project originally was dealing with technology problems. Then I rescheduled that plan, and it got messed up by trying to make travel arrangements and child care arrangements for a funeral, and so things just didn’t happen.
Instead, I will leave the link to the cool project, and maybe I can come back in and do the Korean craft someday.
This is the one thing I got done that I kind of have pictures of. With our geography we’ve started doing country studies, and I wanted these to be somewhat independent, so they could complete them while I’m at Bible study.
Since Korea was our first country report, and it was more specifically North Korea I spent a lot of time teaching them how to complete the country report. But ultimately they were able to get the whole thing done with only a little help.
This is actually my example because they whisked theirs off before I could really get some good pictures of it.
Click on the image for the free North Korea report download.
Adventures In Mommydom, Afterschooling for Smarty Pants, All Done Monkey, Crafty Moms Share,Creative World of Varya, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, The Educators’ Spin On It have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with our children and post about it – to help inspire you to have a go! Then go out there, cook, blog, and join in the linky fun!