Last week a few of the children picked a zucchini from our ever growing garden. The children and I tried figuring out different ways to eat this delicious vegetable. Should we eat it raw? Should we put in pasta? Should we bread it and bake it? Then Miss Franchewski found a great recipe for zucchini pineapple bread! That day we got started on the baking.
First we used the food processor to mince the zucchini. All the children wanted smell it.
"It smells like cucumber."
Then we added all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Measuring and mixing as we went along. After we added some sweet pineapple. Then baked in the oven for 1 hour at 350.
The children devored every slice some didn't even notice the zucchini while others did.
With a little butter spread on it was scrumptious.😋
Every week we harvest and make snack with our garden.
Yesterday a child and I spent some time outside picking from the garden. We picked the spinach and lettuce with our hands. Then we used scissor to snip green oinons and herbs. A huge cumber was growing and getting over ripe so we decided to pick it as well.
" Mmmm it smells good!"
For this snack we decided to do our famous cheese muffins. We added some herbs like fresh oregano, garlic chives and green onions. Then added some fresh spinach as a twist. Then with the cucumber and lettuce we made a fresh garden salad with a side of ranch.
We used measuring , chopping , and fine motor skills to create a 2 course snack.
The children ate and enjoyed the different variations of snack.
"Mmmmmm it's cheesy." " I like it."
The children are learning the importance of where food comes from , how it grown and how it gets to our table.
Written By: Miss Santillan 🙋🏻