The End to My Learning Project!

And just like that in a blink of an eye, my first year of university and my EDTC 300 Learning Project is coming to an end. Although I am sad to see it coming to an end, I have learned so much about myself and my abilities that I am left in shock. Knowing what I know now about cooking and baking as well as being able to find useful resources to use is remarkable and something that I will have with me forever. I am so happy with what I chose and accomplished this semester with my Learning Project as well as over the moon with being able to go on this journey with all of you! This blog post is dedicated to going everything I made and learned each week leading up to now as well as my favourite resources that I had used. I had so much fun with this Learning Project and am excited to reflect on my journey.

Week by Week…

Week #1: The Start to my new Project!

For Week One of my Learning Project, I started off by explaining what it was for and briefly covered what was being asked of us to do. I then went on talking about how I decided on what I was going to do for my Learning Project and the steps I was going to complete each week. I listed some of my goals that I wanted to accomplish like:

  • For my learning project, I am going to try and get more creative with the foods I eat by incorporating at least one, or maybe more, new meals that I have never made before into the weeks to come

After I talked about all of that I then shared some of the resources I planned on using to find my recipes and to gather ideas from like Pinterest. As I am now looking back and writing this, my Learning Project had changed quite a bit and I will talk about it at the end of this post but I think you will be able to figure it out on your own…

Week #2: Cinnamon Buns

For my first Learning Project Recipe I decided to tackle something that I have always struggled making…Cinnamon Buns. This is also where my project started to go in a different direction. My long battle of getting my dough to rise had finally come to and end this week and I was so excited when I pulled light, fluffy cinnamon buns out of the oven.

Resources used this week were:

Week #3: Perogies for Days!

Week Three I went in head first and made my first batch of perogies with the help of my family on a cold winter day. Usually, I only make perogies with the help of my Grandma but because of us not being able to see her, I thought it was time I learned how to make them. I got to use my Grandmas recipe and they turned out amazing! We ended making about 300 perogies that day and had them all ate in no time.

Week #4: Grandma’s One-of-a-Kind Veggie Dip

For Week Four of my Learning Project, I decided to make my the dip that my Grandma is known for. Every holiday she always makes this dill dip for our vegetable platter and it is always the first thing gone. I had just gone to the grocery store the day before and was tired of eating my vegetables with ranch so I decided to call my Grandma and get the recipe from her and make it. Let me tell you, that was probably one of my best ideas ever as I make it more frequently now. One would almost say that I am obsessed with it!

Week #5: Meal Prep or Food Prep?

For Week Five, I did not try a new recipe but instead I decided to do something that would help me with my future recipes. This blog post I would say has got to be one of the best things I had done this semester as I do it every week and plan on doing forever. I was buying so many fruits and vegetables so I had the ingredients for some of the recipes I wanted to try but always found them to go bad before I got the chance to use them. I also found that I would forget about them or not use them because they took so long to prepare. This lead me to preparing all of my fruits and vegetables the day I bring them home from the grocery store. Once I got home, I would wash everything, cut it, and put it in my Fridgesmart containers and voila… my vegetables were ready and easy to use as the only thing I had to do was pull them out of the fridge!

Resources used this week were:

Week #6: Carrot Muffins!

This week I made Carrot Muffins from scratch! This was something new to me as I only made Carrot Muffins once prior to this using a recipe I found from a Blog Page. At the beginning of this blog post, I let me fellow friends and readers in on a little trick that my Aunt had shared with me. It was a way to make boxed batter taste like it was made from scratch. I then showed the process, step by step which I did for every blog post, and the final outcome. They were tasty and I have made them a couple times since then!

Resources used this week were:

Week #7: Macaroni Salad

For Week Seven of my Learning Project, I decided to go ahead and make my Mom’s Macaroni Salad Recipe. Living away from home had me getting a little homesick so I thought there is no better way of solving that then making one of my comfort foods. Throughout this post I talked about other Macaroni Salad recipes that I had found as well as discussing how my Food Prepping had helped me.

Resources used this week:

Week #8: A Full Course Meal!

This week I made a variety of different things that came together as my first Learning Project Meal. I made moose steak, with the help of my boyfriend, potatoes, broccoli, peas, and asparagus. I learned many things about barbequing meat while doing this meal which has came in handy as I have been barbequing lots now that it has warmed up outside.

Resources used this week were:

Week #9: Bonfire Season is Here!

For my second last learning project post I decided to make a Summer family favourite, Bush Pies. This is a super easy recipe that my family always makes when we are out camping or sitting by the fire. I talked about my favourite recipe as well as other recipes I had found and would like to try. I thought it would be the perfect recipe to end off the project with and a great way to welcome Summer!

Resources used this week were:

Did you notice?

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my Learning Project ended up taking a turn down a different path of directions but I am okay with that. In my introductory blog post, my main idea and goal of this project was to try new things, instead, I found myself making my family members recipes and working on perfecting those. I am so happy that my project ended up going this way even though it was not intended to. I still learned so much and technically tried new things as I had never made any of the recipes by myself. It also made me feel like I was at home!

My Recommendations:

As I wrap up my last Learning Project, I wanted to share some of the takeaways I have gathered throughout the semester. These resources were the ones I used the most and found the most helpful for my project.

  1. Food Network

The Food Network is one of my favourite websites to go to for recipes. Their recipes are so easy as well as give you a clear understanding on what to do. Everything about their website is so helpful. I also love watching their TV channel. There have been times where I am watching one of the shows and see a recipe I like and want to try so I just go on their website and search it and it is right there!

2. Tasty

Tasty was another website that I used a lot. When I used Tasty, I more so used it to find different baking recipes as well as some other recipes too. Their website is also so easy to use and has so many recipes to choose from it is almost impossible to pick as they all look so good!

3. Pinterest

The last thing that I would recommend to anyone for anything is Pinterest. I love Pinterest as it literally has everything. I had found some cooking and baking recipes that I had wanted to try so I added them to a board so I could save them for later. If you guys follow me on Pinterest, you would see that I have a board for pretty much EVERYTHING!

Thank You!

No words can describe how thankful I am for my fellow EDTC 300 classmates and teachers. You guys have made my Learning Project so fun and were always there to give me feed back on all of my posts. Because of you guys I was able to gather a couple new ideas that I want to try as well as learning about you and your families recipes. It was neat to see and learn what your families meals consisted of. I hope that all of you were able to gather something out of my Learning Project and take advantage of some of the tools I have shared with you.

Thank you again!


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