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Our South African Dinner

We celebrated our study of South Africa with a feast. We made a South African Squash Casserole with a sauce made of peanut butter and yogurt and topped with a savory stuffing crust.

Katie made up her on recipe using ingredients found in South Africa and in a style similar to the way they eat squash there. It was SO good. Here is her recipe:

"South African" Acorn Squash2 acorn squash
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-2 teaspoons tangerine or orange peel
1-3 tablespoon tangerine or orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1-1/2 teaspoons allspice
1/2-1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
1 apple chopped
maple syrup
butter or margarine

Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds and pith. Mix together the brown sugar, peel, juice, extract, spices, and apple. Put the filling in the cavity and place the squash inside a baking dish. Brush the top of the squash with maple syrup, dollop butter or margarine on squash halfs and bake at 350 degree oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
And for desert we had a South African Apple-Cheese Crumble, which had an apple pie filling topped with a French Apple topping and shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Other resources:
South African map activity.
South African Animals.
All About South Africa.

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