Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

     We had a WONDERFUL time harvesting parsnips in the Y.E.S. garden yesterday.  We learned that parsnips are a root vegetable, closely related to the carrot.  Parsnips are best harvested later in the season, as the vegetable becomes sweeter in flavor after the first few frosts. 
     Today, we roasted some of the parsnips in maple syrup...yummy!!  I have a feeling that many children will be requesting maple parsnips in the near future, which I hope is music to your ears!  Please follow this link to the recipe we used today:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nigella-lawson/maple-roast-parsnips-recipe.html#.  We delivered the remaining parsnips to the school kitchen, where they will be used in our lunch program in the near future.
     The kids also created "Gratitude Trees" today, under the guidance of Lucas' mom.  The kids wrote things they were thankful for on each of their leaves, and then added their leaves to the tree.  A special thank you to Mrs. D'Alessandro for all her help in making this project possible!
     Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

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