Just about bedtime lastnight, I remembered a topic that I wanted to post about and the gazillion things I've been wating to add to Second Blog. I've froggent the blog toppic and though I remember most of the Second Blog topics, my brain is just too tired.
Today was a busy day. I taught three camp classes. I had four with another teacher, but I was given leave to go bake some samples for tomarrow's family camp lesson. I ended up in charge of baking because I sometimes make yummy apple pies for everyone. Then I got a hankering for lemmon bars and now that's the bakery lesson for tomarrow. I made a PPT weeks ago, but supplies for tomorrow didn't arrive until today and nothing is quite as simple as it is in the states.
Take butter for example. In the states it comes in sticks and each stick measure shalf a cup. Here it comes in bricks of 425 ounces. I've yet to meet a reciepe that called for 1/6th a block of butter, so I had to convert ounces to 1/2 cups, multiply that by 160 families and divide again by 425 ounces to know how many bricks of butter we needed. And this was only the tip of the conversion iceberge.
Most of this was done prior to today, but our last test bake proved that 200 ml doesn't convert to exactly 1 cup. Actually, it appears that 225 ml is closer, but to keep it simple (for the families, not me) I reduced the butter and did a few test bakes.
Between baking samples, with the wounderful help of co-workers (Not the New Guy, thank the mighty stars or I'd be having a nervous breakdown.) we preportioned a gazillion bricks of butter into just the right amount. By the time this and that and all the other things was completed, I had five minutes until class time.
Two more classes later, I finally got to scarf down some congealing dongasu.
Dongasu is Korea's version of a Japanese pork cutlett, comes doused in a sauce somehwere between gravy and ketchup that isn't half bad. (However, that's not to say it's good =). Then it was back upstairs with the help of co-workers to cut up all the samples and finally, I had five minutes to breathe.
What was your day like?
Mariel R. is an ESL teacher, horse trainer, writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. She lives in South Korea with two house cats, three horses, a German Shepherd and three barn cats .
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Goldy in English) R.I.P February, 23, 2018