Monday, April 14, 2008

Frozen Strawberries

Somewhere in the world, strawberries are in season. But they aren't in season in Michigan...they won't be for at least another month. Out of season strawberries are like out of season tomatoes - flavorless, colorless, and so firm that you need a knife to cut through it. Strawberries are on the menu tomorrow and normally, I would just substitute another fruit like those delicious Red Delicious apples we bought this weekend in Ann Arbor. But when I was rummaging through my deep freezer on last weekend, I came across an old bag of unopened frozen strawberries. They are the perfect size for Caroline's Safe Feeder so I have been using them to help soothe her teething pain. Compared to fresh, out of season strawberries, these frozen ones are not bad! In fact, they are quite good. So, tomorrow, I will pack a few for her breakfast to eat with her whole wheat pancakes.

Caroline's Lunchbox Menu, April 15: Breakfast - whole wheat pancakes, strawberries (frozen, Cascadian Farms); Lunch - salmon salad, broccoli, 100% whole wheat bread, banana; Snacks - Red Delicious apple (Kapnick Orchards), whole wheat graham cracker

Childcare Center Menu, April 15: Breakfast - pancakes, strawberries, syrup; Lunch - turkey sausage sandwiches, salad, cantaloupe; Snacks - veggies, sour cream dip

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