FALL MEALSFall, or Autumn as some call it, can mean many things, to many people. To the citizens of the Place Under The Pine "Fall" instantly brings to mind food - warm foods, back to school foods, and appleicious foods!
Back to School Foods
One month into the school year the lunch containers have seen their fair share of delicious foods. As in other years the first few weeks of school are filled with exciting lunches and snacks. But, by the one month mark the monotony has started to set in. Luckily for the PUTP, monotony tastes great!
"Monotony" (noun) - Sameness, lack of variety....definition in the PUTP is demonstrated below:
Snack container - Fruit & Muffin
|Bright red berries. Extra Oatmealy chocolate chip muffin...mmmm|
Lunch - 'Main' and Fruit
|Croissant. Peach. Hand picked local apple.|
Extra container: Yogurt or apple sauce
|The yummy high fat plain yogurt with fresh berries.|
This year the food quality committee did some research into the lunch program to determine what went into lunches, but more importantly, what was eaten in those lunches. The first few days were recorded in the following video:
Fall is apple picking season. Every year the citizens take the short trip out to the apple orchard and pick a bushel of the wonderful fruit. Just like last year many of the PUTP's meals have ended with some sort of apple treat.
|As you can see the apples are delicious|
|Apple sauce is sometimes made daily|
|Pair that apple sauce with some warm biscuits and you have the classic PUTP weekend breakfast|
WARM FOOD - THAT CAN BE FROZEN
Fall also means cool weather. Cooler temperatures have an inverse relationship with the PUTP's oven. When it cools down outside, the oven heats up...and vice versa. The barbeque has been given a rest lately and the oven had taken over most of the cooking.
|Piping hot stew...apple crisp in the background!|
Examples of the Double Meal are shown below:
|Stuffed peppers - One to eat|
|Stuffed peppers - One to freeze|
|Cheese filled pasta bakes - in freezer ready containers|
|Bake and serve|
|Add some quick sides for those busy nights|
There are still those unusually warm days in the Fall that must be dealt with. The citizens of the PUTP have found a variety of ways to handle the unexpected heat waves of September.
|One way to deal with the heat is by drinking fresh lemonade|
|A nice strawberry milkshake can cool the soul - although, these are good anytime of year.|