Let's Triple the
Thanksgiving time, or any time, a bowl of hot bread stuffing is a yummy treat.
Enjoy it with or without some hot gravy on top. Drink some ice water so you
won't feel so . . . stuffed.
Scratch paper and pencil
Ingredients for stuffing recipe,
Access to a stove and saucepan
Quite often, when you cook, you need
to use math. At Thanksgiving time, when there may be extra people at your
table, a cook often needs to double or triple a recipe so that there will be
enough to go around.
This involves multiplication,
including multiplying fractions. So it gives you good math practice . . . and
makes a lot of good food to enjoy!
Let's practice on this traditional
Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipe. When you're done, best of all, you get to
eat the result as your daily after-school snack! You can save the rest in a
dish in the refrigerator. Stuffing makes a good side dish for just about any
meal, but especially at Thanksgiving time.
At left is the ingredient. Triple it
by multiplying the quantity times 3, and write it in the blank at right.
At the bottom, you can find the
answers, so you might want to check your work before you cook!
Triple Recipe of Bread Stuffing
3 tablespoons chopped onion _____
¼ cup butter or margarine _____
4 cups dry bread cubes _____
¼ teaspoon salt _____
¼ teaspoon pepper _____
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning _____
½ teaspoon ground sage _____
2 to 4 tablespoons water _____
Chop onion with adult supervision.
Cook onion in butter. Combine with bread and seasonings. Toss with enough
liquid to moisten. The regular recipe makes 3 cups of stuffing, so if you
triple it, it will make how many cups? Nine! That's enough for a 15-pound
6 to 12
T. water or broth