Today was an awesome day for getting kids to try new food! I got two kids to try “pop corn” cauliflower. The cauliflower is roasted to a toasty brown and then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese to give it a salty cheesy bite. The next vegetable I got them to try was roasted beets. Those were a tougher sell, I had tell them they would get a prize if they tried them. After I said that they were all for trying them. You have to love incentives. So after trying the beets they got their prize, which was a kite kit from Project Bread’s box of summer lunch incentives. The last new vegetable that was tasted was a vinegar and oil coleslaw made with red cabbage and slices of pear.
A couple other things that went over really well today was corn on the cob and the fruit popsicles. There were seconds and thirds of the corn and popsicles.
We had four kids come in and get lunch which still sounds like a low number but it’s not too bad for the beginning of the second week.
Now on to the pictures:
Vinegar and Oil Coleslaw
Corn on the Cob
Crisp Romaine Lettuce and Cucumber Slices
Roasted Beets (not the prettiest but so yummy)
Orange Slices and Pears
100 % Fruit Smoothie Popsicles
Quotes for the Day
A 12 year old describing the coleslaw, ” It’s satisfactory, I’m a good taste tester.” Then after finishing it and throwing away the bowl, “Mmm..that was good!”
The cauliflower description, ” Yumm this good! I’ll have more!”