Monday, August 13, 2007

Culinary Camp

27 kids and I learned about peanuts today. After talking about this New World food, singing peanut songs, and tasting raw and roasted peanuts we made peanut butter. Kids are so great. After they told me that they hated whole wheat bread and that they would only eat sweetened peanut butter, they made sandwiches from the peanut butter that we had all made (shelling 2 pounds of peanuts) and thought that it was the best thing ever. I hope we find that this is true throughout the week. Tomorrow we learn about tomatoes. The rest of the week offers bananas, watermelon, and peppers. Next week (this week is fruits and vegetables week) we'll be eating heritage foods. Kids will eat good food. They aren't wedded to junk. We just give them messages of low expectations.