Lunch this week — if you live in the town near ours and you’re in grade school — will, once again, be somewhat sophisticated and delicious.
Imagine your child, or grandchild, in front of steamed cauliflower, spinach with a sauce blanche or baby peas with mushrooms. Would they eat their vegetables? I imagine the classes will celebrate Tuesday’s (Mardi) offering of French fries with mayonnaise and ketchup. But, you’ll notice the dessert will be a seasonal fresh fruit.
The idea is to balance out an “excess” in one part of a meal with a healthy choice to compensate and perhaps teach a wordless lesson.
Andrea is trying to feed Ella like a French child by giving her a plethora of fruits, legumes and vegetables, even those that may seem “exotic” to a two-year-old like lentils, mushrooms and fennel. When it comes to dessert, Ella is crazy about raspberries and Drea must hide them so she doesn’t see them until she has finished her dinner.
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