Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Smoothie Thursday!

Smoothie Thursday!

April 30th's smoothie flavor is:

Served with a delicious whole grain breakfast snack.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Friday's Frittata, Jeh Kulu, and Smoothie Thursday

Last Friday we had some delicious bacon & cheese and cheese frittata on the lunch menu. The best part was that all of the eggs came right from Jericho Settlers' Farm. It was a huge hit (especially with a little ketchup) and we're so glad that Makayla finally got some bacon! YUM!

This week, RES will be hosting the dance and drum ensemble, Jeh Kulu. Not only will students have the opportunity to dance with and learn from these talented artists, but they will also have the chance to taste of the of the traditional food of West Africa at lunch. Mrs. Kent has been hard at work making some foods that will be new, but delicious, to many of you. Here is what is on the Wednesday's lunch menu:

Jeh Kulu Dancers & Drummers West African Special lunch
Chicken Yassa- marinated& roasted
Couscous – ( like rice)
Futari – cinnamon sweet potatoes
Ethiopian Cabbage Salad (like bubble & squeak)
Bennes Cakes – sesame cookies
Mango, pineapple, papaya salad
(Turkey Sandwich option)

Lastly, Thursday's smoothie flavor will be Blueberry-Pomegranate. It was a favorite last time we served it so plan on another scrumptious breakfast or snack on Thursday.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Smoothies and More Sugar on Snow

It was another busy week at RES in the culinary department. The school wide celebration on Tuesday was wildly successful and left everyone feeling very happy to be a Vermonter -- sugar on snow with warm Slopeside Syrup, pickles to cut the sweetness, and doughnuts, just because!

Last month when students were delivering their very persuasive letters to Mrs. Kent she received one from Eben suggesting that smoothies be served, not just on Thursdays, but EVERYDAY! It's a great idea, in theory, but Mrs. Kent wasn't so sure how it would work out in practice. Making smoothies is a lot of work! Mrs. Kent invited Eben to come in and help her prepare the smoothies on Wednesday afternoon in order to have them ready for the 7:30 a.m. breakfast rush. After an hour of scooping, pouring, puréeing, blending, mixing, and tasting Eben realized the time and effort that goes into making these delicious smoothies and agreed that once a week was just right. Eben's Raspberry-Peach smoothies were a huge hit!
In go the puréed peaches. 
Scraping the last bits of raspberry yogurt. 
And a little skim milk...
Finally, a vat of raspberry-peach smoothie for RES! Thanks for all of your help Eben!

And lastly, we had one more visit to make today for the sugar on snow celebration...Pre-school! Our pre-schoolers weren't in school on Tuesday when everyone else was celebrating so Mrs. Kent made sure they were included in the fun! Mrs. Kent even showed-off her skills by whipping up some maple sugar candy on the spot. It was pure magic, and deliciousness. 
Mrs. Kent and Kyle hand out sugar on snow to the RES pre-schoolers. 

The magic show begins. 
Maple sugar candy is made. 
And enjoyed by all...
Of course Kyle and Ms. Redman had to try it for ourselves back in the kitchen.
Keep stirring and...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Smoothie Thursday!

April 9th's smoothie flavor is:
Raspberries, Monument Farms skim milk, 
Kingdom Creamery of Vermont peach yogurt, Slopeside maple syrup

Served with a 
delicious slice of 
homemade banana bread 
or other whole grain breakfast snack.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Second Graders Write to Mrs. Kent

Earlier this month, second graders had the chance to write opinion letters to people at RES informing them of a change that they would like to see made in their classrooms or other parts of the school. Some students chose to write to Mrs. Kent. They had some strong opinions and lots of reasons to support their opinion. Click here to read these opinion pieces by second grade. Also, please check the RES Cafe menu for the month of April and see how persuaded Mrs. Kent was by many of these letter.