Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Menu Change for Thursday

Sub Day will be Thursday 
rather than Sloppy Joes 
as listed on the menu.
~ Sorry for the confusion. ~

And Thursday's smoothie flavor will be
Verry Berry!

(strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vermont Fish Chowder Championship

Tune in to Vermont Public Television Thursday at 7:30 and watch Mrs. Kent cook up Fish Chowder!

For more information click HERE.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Smoothie Thursday!

They're all 
smiles about...
Smoothie Thursday!
May 14th's smoothie flavors ARE:
OR Strawberry Mango

Served with a delicious whole grain breakfast snack.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

This Week's Taste Test

This week we welcomed this summery weather with a refreshing and delicious taste test...lemonade! But it wasn't just plain, old lemonade...it was lemonade infused with an herb. When asked to name some herbs that we might have used to liven up the lemonade students responded with lots of ideas. Oregano, rosemary, parsley, mint, thyme, sage, lemongrass, basil, and lavender were all suggested. But when they took their first sip their taste buds picked up on the subtle flavor...MINT! It was a huge hit (thumbs, fingers and toes up!) and students were begging for more.

You can find the recipe on this page in case you'd like to try it out at home! http://www.vermontharvestofthemonth.org/june--herbs.html

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Last month, Mrs. Kent responded to lots of persuasive letters, written by second graders, by making some additions to her already delicious lunch menu. Among these additions were some very special, delicious, and secretly healthy chocolate brownie cookies. This delightful treat was suggested by a persuasive letter from Haley Kaleita. Students have been demanding the recipe so here it is!

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Adapted from  www.elizasedibles.com

1 can no­ salt ­added black beans, rinsed well
2 Tbsp. milk
1.5 Tbsp. peanut butter/nut butter of choice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
(we  substituted 3.5 Tblsp Butter for the nut butter and olive oil)
3 Tbsp. flour  (Whole wheat or white whole wheat can be used)
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup + 1 T. sugar (see note)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine black beans, milk, nut butter, and olive oil (or butter)  in a food processor and process until smooth. 3. Add in flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, salt, and continue processing until combined and mousse­ like.
4. Stir in ⅓ c. dark chocolate chips.
5. Spoon 16 dollops evenly spaced dollops of the batter onto the baking sheet and sprinkle with the extra chocolate chips.
6. Bake for 10 minutes.
7. Let cool slightly, then put on a baking rack until they are cooled completely.
8. ENJOY!!
Note: Store in the refrigerator due to the black beans!

*The sugar in this recipe can be reduced to about ⅓ c. if you prefer the cookies to be less sweet. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Smoothie Thursday!

May 6th's smoothie flavor is:

Served with a delicious whole grain breakfast snack.