My kiddos wrapped up their standardized testing and I wondered what they were going to do for the rest of the school year. They were working on IXL math and completing Reading Plus but I wondered what they would actually get credit on. At Munchkin's school they had a Medieval Feast after a couple of weeks of researching medieval times. Each of the kids was assigned a role. There was a king and queen for each class along with lords and ladies, peasants and serfs. Munchkin was assigned the role of serf so she did several journal entries from the perspective of her character, put together a cookbook of medieval recipes, drew a stained glass window, and created a shield. The kids were all supposed to dress up as their character and bring a period dish to share. There was quite a spread even though many students did not tell their parents until the last minute. The teachers did send home a list of items that could easily be picked up at the grocery store.
Munchkin really wanted me to make pynade but I didn't have the ingredients on hand so I made "rustic" apple tarts instead. My tarts are in the top left corner. I had fillo dough in the freezer, diced some apples and tossed them in a brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom mixture, and filled the tarts. Some did not make it to school because they stuck in the pan. That was OK though because they were tasty! Other parents sent the strawberries, apple fritters, and apple empenadas. There was so much food all of the 6th graders, teachers, and helpers were able to go through the line twice! There was chicken and ham, cornbread, other loaves of bread, a couple of soups, rice, and plenty of desserts. It was fun and the kids learned a lot about what it was like to live in medieval times.