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Question: I am tutoring a girl who will be going to the US (Chicago) as a foriegn exchange student. The center where she is learning will be having an American styled meal every other week for the next three months. Suggestions on what to prepare?
Answers: I am tutoring a girl who will be going to the US (Chicago) as a foriegn exchange student. The center where she is learning will be having an American styled meal every other week for the next three months. Suggestions on what to prepare?
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Taste of Home is a cooking magazine written using regular home cooks recipes with editing input from professionals.
Sort of like having all your 8-15 students writing down the recipes that they or their mom makes and printing them out for all to use. You would be the editor, checking them out, testing them before printing.
Since American cooking is diverse and varies according to location/region and ethnic background and/or health issues, I think the above site is a really good place to start. I've been collecting their cookbooks for years and have even submitted a recipe or two.
Burgers and Fries
You can never go wrong with pot roast! To make it easy you can buy a bag with seasoning that you cook it in. This makes it more juicy. Also cook the roast on top of mushrooms, onions, potatoes, and carrots.
Man there are like a million things that you could make. Your question is kind of vague. Is it just for a small group of people? That has something to do with the amount of prep time and cost. Where are these people from because you will know if they are light eatters or if they like a more hearty meal? Let us know and I will provide more lengthy details for food.
Steak and baked potato
Salmon and rice pilaf
Brats and beans
Chinese take away
Advise her that she does not need you as a tutor. Unless you're a translator you have no place being involved with her experience. If American cuisine is part of her training that's something she has to learn on her own and her personal experience will bring unique insight to the table.
What exactly is an american styled meal anyway? How to make a hamburger? You're not much of a tutor if you need help telling someone to do that, which is my point.
Let her make her own dam meal. A real tutor would encourage that.
- Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and green beans.
- Macaroni and cheese with a green salad
- Chili and cornbread
- Barbeque pulled pork sandwiches (there are recipes that don't require actually barbequing the pork. You can stew slowly in BBQ sauce)
- Turkey dinner with stuffing (bread and herbs), mashed potatoes and some kind of green veggie
- Fried chicken (breaded oven baked would be OK), black eyed peas, collard greens or green beans stewed with bacon.
- Gumbo (buy the dark rouix already made ... it's difficult otherwise)
- If they have access to a propane or charcoal grill, do up some hotdogs, hamburgers, serve with potato salad, coleslaw.
Americans eat a lot of Italian foods, which we have americanized. Lasagne is popular for big meals, but we make it with lots of meat and cheese, layered thickly between the pasta layers.
You can google for recipes on all of these. You'll find lots of them.