Squash Alfredo Pasta Lab

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I love watching students create meals from scratch. This homemade meal began with winter squash the day before. Our class is blessed with a farm grant this year and yesterday we studied different types of squash that came from Flying Cloud Farm in Fairview.

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Students worked with a variety of winter squash. Butternut was new to Jayden.

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Reggie is wondering about the acorn squash.

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The girls are preparing a pumpkin squash for roasting.

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Day two involved homemade noodles made from flour, eggs and water which is a test question. I always prefer students to experience the questions if possible.

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 It gets a little messy in labs, but that’s okay.

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Real homemade pasta in the works.

We use the half recipe of Pioneer woman’s homemade noodles for our standard recipe. I also have students watch a variety of youtubes learning how to mix, knead and roll homemade pasta.

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Students realized the sheets of dough must be rolled paper thin.

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Our creamy squash alfredo sauce made from the roasted winter squash awaits. I slightly modified this recipe without onions and using a blender to puree the squash and chicken stock beforehand.

Yummo for winter squash, although not all students would give it a try.

Those that did try it, enjoyed the smooth, creamy, mellow texture and taste.

This homemade pasta is naked without sauce.

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Now that’s what we’re talking about it class. Looks like cheesy alfredo, tastes like warm fall.

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The student’s first farm fresh meal: Squash Alfredo Pasta. It doesn’t get more homemade than this.

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