Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Do you remember the old Cadbury cream eggs commercial, with the chicken hopping around in rabbit ears? "Thank you Easter Bunny!" "Bawk bawk!" That's my theme music today. ::shudder::

Let's get to this, shall we?

Last week

Needlework
Layer and begin quilting Bento quiltlet top

Other
Monday - menu plan with 1-P class 9 am
Tuesday - Burlington Foods show w/Lisa
Tuesday - Daniel Art Festival trip
Wednesday - Simon Orthodontist
Wednesday - Daniel Middlebury College Gallery trip
Friday - Sub 1/2 day kindergarten
Saturday - bowling party?


All of it done, that's gotta be some kind of record!

I woke up this morning and looked out the window. There were little "things" flitting around outside, not too many of them, and I wondered what the heck they were. Little bugs? Moths? Snow?! What the heck?! These little flowers have started blooming in the garage bed - they're called Glory of the Snow (Chionoxa.) Well that explains it. grrr. What I guess I need is some SUNflowers, or some SUNdrops. That'll teach me to read the label. ;o)

On Monday I went into a first grade classroom to help them plan a week's worth of healthy, balanced, but FUN meals for the school hot lunch program. They had won a contest earlier in the year, with this as their prize. They were completely open to trying new things, and we were given fairly loose rein, as long as the week ended up being mostly balanced (Lisa can work the rest of the month around it to ensure that the month meets state and federal guidelines) and not too expensive. The kids came up with some interesting suggestions that we were happy to include - snow peas, olives, brussel sprouts (gag), plus worms in dirt and s'mores. There's a challenge for the kitchen staff - s'mores for 200! It'll be the week of Memorial Day - can't wait!

The Food Show I mentioned above was a food service expo put on by the local supplier, featuring reps (and samples!) from all the brands they represent. I'd forgotten how much fun a trade show can be. There was everything from buffalo burgers and frozen scallops to funnel cakes and french toast. They handed everyone a badge and a bag when they walked it - it was like Trick or Treat without the costumes. I offered to work next year so one or two of the other kitchen ladies could go - bet they take me up on it!

That little Bento quilt has progressed no further - there hasn't been time. Tori advises that she too likes the little semi circles around the edge, and they help the concentric quilting make sense, so I'll carry on. Ideally, I'd like to have the binding done so I can hand the quilt off to Mel Tuesday night at the PTO meeting. We'll see how that goes! It's going to be another busy week.

This week

Dinner Menu
Sunday - ham scalloped potatoes, peas
Monday - quiche and salad
Tuesday - Spaghetti & meat suace
Wednesday - meatloaf
Thursday - Fried Rice
Friday - pizza
Saturday - Swiss Chalet chicken

Needlework
Finish quilting and bind Bento quilt.

Other
Monday - Sub full day Library
Tuesday - Simon field trip
Tuesday - sub 1/2 day Library
Tuesday - PTO meeting@ 6:30 (staff appreciation)
Thursday - sub 1/2 day K-Ek
Thursday - Volunteer Tea 1:30
Thursday - Science Night VUMS 6:30

2 comments:

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Can you take pictures of the food while still in the kitchen? I'd love to see the worms and smores!

katelnorth said...

I hate that ad - too bad you have it stuck in your head...

Happy E.