We accidentally studied Lichtenstein twice. Once when I assigned the kids to each look at different countries and then again when I totally forgot we had studied it and sent us back there. That second time as we went through all the information in the Lichtenstein unit, my kids complained, “Mom, we did this before.” So, this became a repeat geography lesson. Of course, to make up for my accidentally teaching Lichtenstein twice, I keep insisting in my brain I’ve already written this post.
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I’ve got a couple of great videos for Lichtenstein because it got mentioned on Overly Sarcastic for History Hijinks.
Of course, that thumb nail is a little icky…..
And then Flag Friday, because I find how they choose a flag fascinating:
Then OSP’s History Hijinks. All those i’s and j’s together is rather amusing with all those dots above them.
That one always makes me laugh.
Lichtenstein recipe: Kasknopfle
I am pretty much guaranteed to spell that wrong at least once in this post. So, WHEN I spell it wrong, please politely let me know so I can fix it.
I found another fun recipe from this blog for a Macaroni and cheese variation.
This has ALL the cheese in it!
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups flour (oh wait, I just remembered this is for if you make the noodles from scratch, I did not, so ignore this part)
- 1 pound of macaroni noodles
Okay, so if you are making the noodles completely from scratch this is a lot like making spaetzle, so if you have a spaetzle maker (which I thought I had bought, but apparently haven’t), this is your time to pull it out. After more than one attempt making it using both a colander AND a grater, I’ve figured out that’s a no-go for me.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 onions thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup shredded Gruyere
- 1/3 cup shredded Emmenthaler
- 1/3 cup shredded Fontina (all of these are generous cups)
Let’s put it together!
- Boil water, then once the water is boiling add the noodles (if you make the kaskonpfle from scratch, add the batter and scoop out as it cooks)
- While that is going on, carmelize the onions. We cooked them until they were nice and brown, but according to the recipe some Lichtensteiners cook them until crispy.
- Add the cheese, and melt it with the onions, and mix the whole mess together to create a yummy mess.
- 1 pound macaroni noodles
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion sliced thin
- 1/3-1/2 cup shredded Gruyere
- 1/3-1/2 cup shredded Emmenthaler
- 1/3-1/2 cup shredded Fontina
- Cook the macaroni noodles according to the box directions
- While that is cooking, caramelize the onions in the butter.
- Dump together the caramelize onions, melted butter, and cheese into 1 pot, mixing together until it melts.
Lichtenstein notebooking pages
As per usual we filled out the Europe notebooking pages, here are a few of my favorite facts I learned:
- I still love when they declared independence, they formed an army of 80. It went and stood at the border for awhile then came back with 81 people. The only country to gain MORE people from a war. I didn’t write that down as one of my facts though.
- Women couldn’t vote until 1984, I always find discoveries like this fascinating.
- They have more companies than people.
More fun to learn
That should really say “More learning fun,” but that horrible phrasing is somewhat funny…
- North Macedonia Unit
- Maze Runner book club
- 10th Grade books made into movies
- Candlemaking lesson
- Test Tube Science in a bag