Car Magnet Promotion Winners: Wow, the magnet promotion is really taking off and our first sighting have come across my desk. The first winners were the Kovick family and little Sam will be having a free week of childcare in the Seahorse Room! Here is our next sighting: Plate # 3147271 NH. Call 603-422-8223 to claim your week of free ECE or PEAK care!
UNH Moms and Kids Reasearch Study is Seeking Volunteers: If you are a mom of kids ages 4-8 and would be interested in participating in a Research study with your children run by the UNH Department of Psychology under the guidance of Prof. Michelle Leichtman please step forward. Participation involves a simple interview (15min) with you and your child, as well as two short questionnaires online. Please contact Erin Kenney at EML233@Wildcats.unh.edu to volunteer or call 603-862-3806 for more information.
Monday: Well, I started the week with what was touted as the "best lunch we offer" in the form of chicken burgers with lettuce & tomato slices, as well as potato salad and apples for desert. I rated this meal an A- because it tasted good but the potato salad had no mayo (apparently they are trying a new recipe). The fresh apple was a nice finish. The kids seemed to love everything smothered in ketchup, and in the end I figure the whole thing was just a good excuse to eat ketchup anyway.
Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken with Asian vegetables and noodles, strawberries, milk. This was an impressive name for a dish that really looked more Italian than Asian. I rated it a B- because the serving I got had very few veggies in it (although other kids got lots more of veggies), and it was basically just spaghetti noodles with a hint of something sweet in there. The chicken I had was excellent - but other kids got less attractive slices. Strawberries were good - especially when the kids showed me how to dunk them in the milk!
Wednesday: Beefy macaroni, tomato and cucumber salad, and melon slices. I gotta admit, I liked this more than I thought I would. The fresh veggies and melons were tasty and I went for seconds on the macaroni dish, of which there was plenty. (No, I did not have to fight off a four year old!) Certainly the vinaigrette dressing helped a lot. Rating B.
So far things have been pretty good - albeit fairly bland as the kids don't subscribe to much in the way of sauces and spices. I'm thinking of sneaking my Sriracha bottle in tomorrow!