Monday, November 23, 2009

Snack Anxiety Resolved

In these challenging times, it is heartwarming to see a community come together to save one of its own. Y’all are the best. I can’t believe how many of you came to my rescue with ideas for the preschool International Feast. Thanks! I figured a follow-up was in store, to let you know what happened – especially to those who wondered what they would bring for such an assignment themselves (wonder bread?).

I ended up following Desiree’s advice to get to the Chinese bakery. They didn’t carry egg tarts, but I picked up a set of moon cakes with sweet red bean filling. Easy to pack and yummy to eat.

I was very curious about what the other children would bring. I saw at least two plates of cookies on the feast table, and Q-ster reported eating a meatball (from a girl with a traditionally Italian name), a pretzel (which he explained was German), fruit salad (not sure of those origins), and some cookies “made from crumbs.”

There was so much food that Buster got to chow down when he and Nanny J arrived at pick-up time, and both boys were so happily full that they hardly ate lunch afterwards. Sounds just perfect for a feast.


mayberry said...

yum! Glad it worked out!

Asianmommy said...

Ooh, moon cakes are a good pick, too!

Bob said...

Love those matching PJs

Desiree said...

Yum! I love the little moon cakes, especially because they don't have the "moon" inside! I remember many years of my childhood picking around the egg yolk until moving to the states and discovering the egg-less variety. Glad you found something good to share with Q's class! I wonder how many kids were willing to try it - Andrew was the ONLY one in his class feast to even try the cranberry sauce (not a hit). Hopefully Q's class is more adventurous!