Q & A with Ms. Gamez

| November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ms. Gamez is the home economics teacher at Bradley. There are many great things to learn in her classes. Here is a sneak peek-

Q: What exactly are we doing in home economics right now?

A: Right now we are alternating between choosing careers and cooking labs.

Q: What skills are we eventually going to learn?

A: We are going to learn the basics of cooking, the basics of sewing, and how to research jobs.

Q: Can you give us a recipe of yours?

A: Yeah, sure! If you go on my  website there’s whole page with ail of the recipes that we’re going to do throughout the year.

Okay! Thanks to Ms. Gamez, here is a recipe for homemade bean & cheese nachos with cherry limeade! Enjoy!

Homemade Bean & Cheese Nachos

Yield: 6 servings

6 corn tortillas

1 cup refried beans

1/2 cup grated cheese

1/4 cup canola oil


1)       Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2)       Brush both sides of corn tortillas using a pastry brush, lightly with canola oil on a cutting board.

3)       Cut the tortillas into fourths.

4)       Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

5)       Bake for 8-10 minutes until crispy and golden brown.

6)       Remove from the oven, to cool.

7)       Place 4 chips on a plate and add 1 tsp. of refried beans to each chip and top with 1/2 tsp. of   grated cheese.

8)       Place in the microwave oven for 30 seconds or until cheese is melted and beans are heated.

Cherry Limeade

Yield: 2 servings

2 c. 7-up (Can use Sprite or Ginger Ale)

2 Tbsp. simple syrup (To make simple syrup: place 1/8 cup sugar & 1/8 cup water in a sauce pan,  heat until sugar is dissolved, then cool. It’s equal parts sugar to water 1:1 ratio)

1 Tbsp. cherry syrup (Grenadine) You can use syrup from maraschino cherries.

1/2 fresh lime, juiced

1 maraschino cherry for garnish in each glass


1)        Pour 2 c. 7-up into liquid measuring cup.

2)        Juice 1/2 of a lime into a small bowl.

3)        Add the simple syrup (2 T.), cherry syrup (1T.), and fresh squeezed lime juice to the liquid
measuring cup.

4)        Pour into two drinking glasses filled with ice.

5)        Garnish with a cherry and enjoy with your nachos.


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  1. TheBoss5401 says:

    This sounds good 🙂

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