Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Roman Feast

We just finished our studies on the Roman Empire.  To celebrate we had a Roman feast.  We tried almonds, grapes, olives, bread, grape juice, hummus and cecina.  The girls dressed in togas and we watched portions of the Gladiator movie.  The girls read Vacation under the Volcano, a book in the Magic Tree House series.

Cecina recipe:
olive oil
basil leaves (dried)
2 cans chick peas

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Drain beans, but save the liquid.  Mash beans in a bowl.  Add 2 T. olive oil and enough liquid as need to make a smooth paste.  Oil a cookie sheet with additional olive oil.  Spread batter on the pan, shaping into a circle.  Drizzle on a tablespoon or two of olive oil.  Sprinkle with basil and bake for 4 minutes.

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