Week 6: Wednesday: Green/Blue Day!

 

Today, the campers spent their morning in the garden learning about disabilities and Disability Awareness Day! A member from Paraquad Saint Louis came to speak to the campers firsthand about his struggles with having a disability and how he has coped himself. It was a great learning experience.

After the garden, the campers came upstairs into the kitchen to make guacamole, salsa verde, and beef tacos! The campers roasted jalapenos, tomatillos, and garlic to puree into a smooth and spicy salsa. The guacamole was made with ripe avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice. We had a blast building our beef tacos with the variety of toppings including guacamole, salsa, pickled red onions, sour cream, mexican cheese, and lettuce! Served with blue corn tortillas and fresh pineapple, it was a delicious and bright celebration of the colors blue and green!

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It hurts to chop onions!!

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Our deliciously GREEN guacamole!
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Smelling all those spices: cumin, chili powder, cayenne….

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Beef Taco Bar with Salsa Verde and Guacamole!

In the afternoon, the campers made Jamaican Sweet Potato Coconut Curry and Mint Pea Hummus for Friday as well as decorated their sugar cookies made with naturally dyed buttercream! The  curry was made with sweet potatoes, green bell pepper, onions, coconut milk, and curry powder. The Mint Pea Hummus was made with split peas, mint, chives, tahini, and lemon juice. We can’t wait to serve our family and friends these two deliciously vibrant and colorful foods on Friday!

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Mise en place for the Jamaican Coconut Curry!
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