I was there, too, taking pictures and taking notes. I wanted every recipe! Cookbooks are good and fine, but watching twenty-four grade school students cleaning their plates and asking for more... that was all the convincing and inspiration I needed. Last night we grilled chicken, baked potatoes, and fixed asparagus, and a salad. The asparagus were tossed with walnut oil, and Violet Balsamic vinegar, then grilled. Our beet tops and spinach were sprinkled with Eureka lemon evoo, and some Raspberry balsamic. Dinner was a big hit all around.
Back at school, watching Maria love the broccoli was pleasant enough, but the most stunning moment came when she decided to try the popcorn. My daughter doesn't like popcorn?? Shocking, I know. Stove-top popped, then tossed with a butter infused evoo, sprinkled with salt... that popcorn disappeared in a snap! Even Maria had a handful.
As for last night's dinner... Bambi and Alex prepared recipes from Culinary Arts. Both, Max and Bambi are in this class, and learning loads of recipes. We enjoyed veggie lasagna, and Key lime cupcakes! Maria and I were happy to whip up another salad to bring to the feast. I hope this will become a regular Sunday tradition!
1. School gardens + local businesses.
2. Many cooks in the kitchen.
3. Geoff's diligence in the fight against computer hackers.
4. FIRST 2102 Team Paradox, and everyone supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education.
5. Watching goats and chickens and bunnies running around the yard.
Have you been enjoying some good things? I hope you will share with us.