An Article About “Mr. C. Takes Manhattan”

An article about “Mr. C. Takes Manhattan” . Here’s the link.

https://theislandnow.com/new_hyde_park-108/new-hyde-park-teacher-brings-classroom-alive-mr-c-series-kids/

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Grilled Shrimp Hors d’oeuvres

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. thawed uncooked medium shrimp (cleaned and dried of excess water)
2 cups favorite Italian dressing
Directions:
1. Put shrimp and Italian dressing in a large Ziploc bag.
2. Let marinate for at least 4 hours. (overnight is best)
3. Heat a large skillet.
4. Pour shrimp into the heated pan. Use only half of the liquid.
5. Cook about 3 minutes on each side.
Serve hot !

Garlic Crouton Scallops Over Arugula

Ingredients:
2 lbs. sea scallops
1 lb. fresh arugula (rinsed and drained well)
1 bag (10 oz.) 0f garlic croutons (can be a larger bag)
2 large lemons
olive oil
1 clove of garlic (chopped)
sea salt and black pepper
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor add croutons. Add a tbsp of olive oil and juice of one lemon. Chop in food processor.
In a baking dish, coat the bottom with a tbsp. of olive oil. Place scallops in dish. Sprinkle garlic crouton crumbs on top. Cover all of them.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon on top. Bake in oven for about 10-12 minutes. *You want the scallops cooked, but not dried out.
In a large skillet, put a tbsp. of olive oil and garlic. Let garlic cook for a minute. Add arugula. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper. Stir as it will cook quickly. (about 3 minutes)
Plate arugula and place scallops on top.

Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookie

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Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup of margarine or butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup raisins
1  cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a bowl mix flour and baking powder. In another bowl, cream butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla together.
2. Slowly add flour to creamed mixture. Add raisins and chocolate chips and mix well with a wooden spoon.
3. Drop a rounded tablespoon of batter onto a baking pan (ungreased) Bake for 15-17 minutes. (Depends on your oven, so watch closely.)Remove from pan and let cool when done.

Cooking With Mr. C.’s Homemade Lasagna

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Ingredients:

2 lbs. tomato sauce

2 lbs. ricotta cheese

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

2 eggs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. ground black pepper

1lb. box lasagna noodles

Directions:

1. Boil lasagna noodles according to directions on the box, drain well and let cool a few minutes.

2. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, eggs, half of the grated Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, sea salt and ground black pepper.

3. To assemble, in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish, evenly spread 3/4 cup of the sauce mixture. Place a layer of lasagna noodles.

4.  Use half of the cheese mixture and spread evenly. Add 1/4 cup sauce on top. . Repeat layers twice. Top with 3 noodles, remaining sauce, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.  Cover with aluminum foil.

5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree  oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Italian Baked Clams

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ngredients:
3 (6 oz.) cans of minced clams in juice
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 clove of garlic (chopped)
2 tsp. oregano (fresh preferred)
2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tbs. parmesan cheese
2 tbs. of olive oil
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients.
2. Using premade (aluminum) clam shells, stuff each one. Depending on how much you stuff each one, you will need about 12 clam shells.
3. On a baking tray, put stuffed clam shells.
4. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes or until tops of clams are slightly crispy.
Serve with lemon.