Monday, April 23, 2012

Cucumber Soup

It's been so nice to spend so much time outside lately. It's also encouraged a new fascination with bugs and creepy crawlies. We got this book- Cucumber Soup by Vicki Leigh Krudwig from our library. The book is about a bunch of critters trying to help the ants move a cucumber from blocking their ant hill. At the end they all share a bowl of cucumber soup together. It's a really cute book. It inspired us to make some together. 

searching for ant hills

It was a great chance to practice a lot of skills at once- purchasing the ingredients we need at the store, washing and peeling, cutting, measuring, squeezing a lemon and mixing. 

1 medium size cucumber
8 oz nonfat plain yogurt (we used homemade greek style yogurt)
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp pepper

1. Wash cucumber. 
2. Peel
3. Cut in half, chop into small cubes. (leave half for eating later)
4. mix yogurt and milk together.
5. add in dill weed, garlic salt, lemon juice, and pepper
6. add cucumber to mixture
7.  refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving

cutting- we did use a knife, i don't know why it disappeared in this picture




Since we used greek yogurt it made a really great dip. Serve with crackers and vegetables. 
In full disclosure, I was the only one to actually eat it)

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