Slow Food USA has organized a National Day of Action to get Real Food in Schools * Labor Day, September 7, 2009* Show your support and attend an Eat-In taking place near you. Go to slowfoodusa.org and check it out! I plan on attending one organized by Slow Food Atlanta at Piedmont Park. This particular Eat-In is bring your own picnic~ a lunch like one you would like to see as a nutritious and delicious school lunch at your child’s school.
My Eat-In Picnic Lunch Menu
Two Variety Kabobs
#1 Smoked Turkey Breast, Fontina cheese, Persian Cucumbers- all cut into bite size pieces
with mint leaves in between assorted pieces
#2 Chicken Apple Sausages, Grape Tomatoes, Smoked Gouda cheese, Persian Cucumbers-all cut into bite size pieces with basil leaves in between assorted pieces
Honeydew and Cantaloupe Melon Wedges
Mom’s Molasses Cookies
I was craving my mother’s molasses cookies so, not only are they a part of our Eat-In picnic, but also the dessert for my daughters’ school lunches on Tuesday and maybe Wednesday. Sunday is my, I am feeling so organized day for this week of school lunches ahead. Every Sunday I usually start by baking a batch of cookies, that I am craving, for their school lunches.
My Mother’s Molasses Cookies
adapted just a little
3/4 cup Spectrum vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 tablespoons molasses
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon each ginger and cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons soda
Preheat oven to 350 F
1. Mix the first four ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
2. Mix and combine the remaining ingredients together in a separate bowl.
3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
4. Shape dough into balls the size of a walnut. Roll balls into sugar to coat.
5. Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 12-15 minutes.
6. While still warm you can sprinkle cookies with more sugar if desired.
Great websites for school lunch inspiration~