Garden Party

What are these smiling 2nd and kindergardeners eating? Could it it...salad?!

My class got together with Ms. Prewitt's 2nd grade class to have a garden party - we ate the lettuce and herbs that we had cared for this spring.

Ms. Prewitt played celebrity chef as she talked and chopped a mixture of herbs (parsley, basil, thyme, oregano, and rosemary) and shook it into a dressing with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Everyone wanted a sniff and was very curious about what she was doing.
Then I mixed the dressing onto a bed of fresh lettuce leaves and cooked whole wheat pasta. Nearly everyone gave the pasta and salad a try and many came back for seconds. Several commented on how they had never eaten anything they had helped grow before.

I think the simplicity and freshness of the dressing appealed to their picky taste buds. I'll have to give this one a try at home too.

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