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Monday, 21 October 2013

Tin Can Cooking (2013-10-21)

In preparation for the evening we bought some cans of Sainsbury's Ginger Beer, which we found has 43g of sugar per can (Coke has 10g). So we weighed out 45g of sugar.

I made eight can cookers and brought paper plates, oil, parsnips, cheese, bread red pepper, potato and carrot.

On the evening we played four games of Octopus before holding a circle. We counted around the circle to get our total of twenty one elfins. Tim explained in detail the safety procedures: children with long hair to tie it back and if anyone got burnt they were to run to the water bucket FIRST and only when the burn was in water to start screaming. A lively question and answer session followed about what to do if various bits of the body got burnt but the answer was always the same: wet first, scream later!

We divided into groups of three to cook together, each group had a cooker and candle on a paper plate, a selection of food and cocktail sticks to cook with. There were quite a few sprints to the water bucket, but miraculously none resulted in blisters.

The leaders topped up the food and oil as it was consumed or spilt.

We cleared up and held a song circle in which we sang The Mighty Song of Peace, Red River Valley and Blue Lake and Rocky Shore, even without Tegan, who has hurt her back, we managed a very creditable effort.

We ended with our Circle Song.

Leaders: Debbie, Tim, Rana
Helpers: Liz
Elfins: 21

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