Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Authors Luncheon

Today, Jared's pre-k class had what is called an "Authors Luncheon." It was to celebrate food, family and Thanksgiving. We (the parents) and our child were choose a book related to food and make a dish that goes along with the book to share with everyone. For example, the book "Green Eggs and Ham" where we could bring eggs (green or not) and/or ham to share and eat.

So Jared and I (mostly I) thought about what books he has that mention a food or dish. We went with "The Pumpkin Gospel." It's a very cute book, perfect for Halloween or the fall. Then, we tried to think of what to make. Hm... Well, there's pumpkin pie? Pumpkin bread? Pumpkin muffins? Ah ha, pumpkin muffins. Sounds yummy :P I perused through All Recipes and found a really good recipe for the muffins. It says to use a sugar pumpkin (huh? can't find one of those here) but several of the reviewers said they used 2 cups of canned pureed pumpkin (*note, NOT pumpkin pie filling) so that's what I did. I then decided to put some cream cheese frosting on the tops of the muffins. I have to say, they turned out quite yummy!

What was very fun was seeing all of the other kids' books and the fun and interesting food/dishes they brought to share.

So, the next time you are getting together for a family meal or a mothers' group get together/play date or just want to try something fun for your own family meals for a week or so, try having an Authors Luncheon. It's a very cute and creative idea! Oh, and try the All Recipes Pumpkin Muffins too ;)

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1 comment:

Kattelman Family said...

That is such a cute idea.

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