Synthesis Essay Reflection

This essay wasn’t easy since I was behind on most of the work from missing school. Things that I think I did good with are applying the transition words and using the semicolons that I learned. I wanted to make the essay easy to read and understand because that’s what I would want to look for in an essay. I didn’t add enough evidence for my points and that was the biggest downfall of my essay, but overall I think I did a decent job.

How Could Black Holes Destroy Our Universe?

 

 

  1. What questions did you need to research in order to research your topic?

 

I first needed to find out what black holes are, and what they are capable of. I found out that they can destroy information, which I researched about and found out more information related to that.

 

  1. What new or familiar digital tools did you try to use as you worked through this project?

 

I used the internet and PowerPoint. I tried using the school library but I just find that more troublesome to use. I mainly used the NASA websites to find information.

 

  1. What was the process you used to investigate the topic?

 

I needed a topic, my first topic was going to be about flat earth, but that won’t work. I decided to do something about black holes since everyone is doing it and seems interesting. I found out that black holes are the most powerful things in the universe, and I thought if they can destroy its own creator.

 

  1. How did you verify and cite the information you found?

 

The sites were mostly NASA websites and had .gov which are trustable sites.

 

  1. How did the process of completing this challenge go? What could you have done better?

 

The process didn’t take too long and I found trustable information quickly. I could have explained deeper components of this topic, but that would take up too much time to present.

The Earth is Flat

I had some troubles making this rant. First, I didn’t know what topic to do, like every year, but after going out and thinking for a bit, I came up with this. I know it isn’t the best topic, since there isn’t scientific evidence, but I thought it would be fun to make something lighthearted. Two things I would change next year would not do this on the last night, and go over my rant a couple times so I know how I’m going to present it.

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Omurice Take Home Lab

Sombrero Pasta Salad

Course: Main/side

Servings: 10

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 178ml cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 454g of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 cans of sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 455g Catalina or Western salad dressing

I wanted to try this dish since I’ve never tried a western dish before, and I never tried a noodle salad. This dish seemed like a fun dish to make for friends and families.

Indian Rice Pilaf

Course: Main

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 60ml water
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 340g of long grain rice
  • 4g of curry powder
  • 2g of garlic powder
  • 1g of ground cinnamon
  • 5g of paprika
  • 2 pinches ground cloves
  • 1 small onion

I want to make this dish since I’m a big curry fan, I enjoy eating and making curry. This is a rice curry dish, and I wanted to try making something new.

Omurice

Course: Main Course

Servings1

Ingredients

  • ¼ onion
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 4 slices ham
  • 1ml of neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  • 12g green peas
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 15ml of butter

Tomato Sauce (I only used ketchup)

  • 20ml ketchup
  • 20 tomato paste
  • 15ml water

Egg Mixture

  • 2 large eggs
  • 15ml milk

 

 

Making the Rice

Slice mushrooms, onions, and ham into small pieces.

Add 15ml off oil into a frying pan and sauté the onions.

Add green peas, mushrooms, and ham, season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

Add rice, break big chunks into small pieces.

Combine well, add 15-30ml of tomato sauce (I used ketchup).

Making the Omelette and Putting It Together

Crack 2 eggs in a bowl and whisk together with 15ml of milk. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add 15ml of butter, add beaten egg. Quickly swirl around with chopsticks.

When the mixture is set but still runny, add the ketchup rice in the middle.

Wrap the rice both sides with egg omelette, doesn’t have to be perfect, just create an edge around the rice.

Place the serving plate and flip the pan to transfer the omurice. Place a piece of paper towel and gently shape the omelette into a football shape.

When serving, garnish the omurice with parsley and drizzle with tomato sauce (I only used ketchup).

 

 

I chose this dish because I saw a Youtube video on a chef making it. The dish looked amazing and I decided to try it out since I was told that the dish is difficult to make. It’s a western influenced Japanese dish that is popular among many.

Making this dish didn’t take me too long. I halved the ingredients to make one serving, since the recipe was supposed to make two. I also replaced the tomato sauce with only ketchup, since it was late at night and I couldn’t go out to buy the missing ingredients. The only difficult part of making this was flipping the omurice, I felt like I tried to curl the edges too early and I was worried that the omelette might rip, but it turned out okay.

 

 

Narrative Essay Reflection

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I think my intro to the story was pretty well done. It told a little about what my story is about without spoiling anything and i think that it was a pretty good hook. I tried using colons, which I rarely use but was able to use it correctly. Another thing i did well was how I left cliff hangers at the end of the paragraphs to engage the readers more. I know that I didn’t follow the Hero’s Journey very well. I couldn’t think of anything that can be used as a Hero’s Journey in my life, and besides, if I tried to use something that wasn’t this interesting, I wouldn’t have enjoyed writing this at all. I also rambled on about unnecessary details before getting to the main part of the story, and should also work on the “show don’t tell” part.

 

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The Death of Mann

Chris Mann and his brother Thondee Mann owns a company. On the verge of being fired, Thondee Mann decided to murder his brother, Chris Mann. Now James Cordeen is on the case. I played Thondee, Jesse played James, and Ben played the suspect, Mr. Ben. We took a long time to create a story, which I took the lead in making. We had ideas on earthquakes, alcohol, the navy seals, but in the end, we came up with this story. We started filming on Monday, where it was raining. The rain screwed with our plan and we were not able to go outside to film the scene of the murder. We messed around, but we were able to finish filming most of the inside scenes. Jesse and I went to a friend’s house and had him to help us, and there we were able to finish filming my scenes. Tuesday stopped raining, so we went outside to film. We finished everything in half an hour. I’m doing the editing so I will edit everything at home. I had a difficult time editing since my software kept crashing, so I ended up staying up until 5am. But after I woke up the video corrupted, that caused me to stay home to re-render the video. It was a tight schedule, but I managed to upload it before class started.

Baked Egg in Ham Cup

Ingredients:

  • slice of ham, thin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of grated cheese (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of green onion, chopped (optional)
  • smidge oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Oil your ramekin (or silpat cup or muffin tin).
  3. Place the ham inside of it, making a nice cup.
  4. Crack your egg into the center.
  5. Top with green onion and cheese (optional).
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Pop onto your plate and serve.

Eggs Benedict

Ingredients:

  • 8 pieces of bacon or 4 pieces of Canadian bacon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
  • 2 English muffins
  • Butter
  1. Cook the bacon
  2. Bring poaching water to a simmer
  3. Make Hollandaise sauce in a blender
  4. Poach the eggs
  5. Toast English muffins
  6. Assemble your eggs benedict

Spinach, Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomato Omelet

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Feta
  • country bread, for serving

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring and tilting the pan, until just set, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with the spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and Feta; fold the eggs over the filling. Transfer to a plate and serve with the bread.

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/baked-egg-in-ham-cups-with-parmesan-and-green-onion-477110#activity-feed

https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/eggs_benedict/

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/spinach-feta-tomato-omelet