Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pilgrim Stew

We are preparing for Thanksgiving and in doing so we will be learning about what the pilgrims ate when they gave thanks in the new world. We are planning to make "pilgrim stew" for the children to eat during lunch on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

We will cut and prepare the ingredients on Monday, November 21, 2011 during our Fall Festival. We will use a crock pot to cook the ingredients in the classroom on November 22, 2011. If you have any diet concerns please let us know so that we can plan ahead.

We are asking each child to bring in something as their part of the preparation. The item we ask your child to bring is listed on the bottom of the page that was sent home with your child. The menu is listed below, and the recipe for Pilgrim Stew follows if you would like to try it at home. Thank you for your contribution to our special Thanksgiving lunch.

Thanksgiving Lunch Menu

Pilgrim Stew

Oyster Crackers


Pumpkin Pie

Pilgrim Stew

3 lbs. lean ground chuck

6 cans condensed tomato soup

4 large potatoes

4 whole carrots

2 small onions

4 stalks celery

4 cans of corn

Fall Festival

Our Fall Festival will be on November 21, 2011 from 8:45-11:45 for our 3-6 classes. This is an event we plan each year with games, special snacks, and crafts centered around Fall and Thanksgiving. We are asking for a contribution of $2.00 from each child to help purchase some of the materials needed for the event. Please send the $2.00 in an envelope marked Fall Festival and your child's name. Your child's room mom will also be contacting you to ask for volunteers to help with the festival stations.