Last Lunch of the School Year: A Summer Fruit Spectacular

lunch on 12 June 2013: plain yogurt with fresh berries, Crazy Good Granola, carrots, peaches and a fancy chocolate

lunch on 12 June 2013: plain yogurt with fresh berries, Crazy Good Granola, carrots, peaches and a fancy chocolate

I am having a difficult time processing the fact that I have packed my last lunch of the 2012/13 school year. I’m having an even more difficult time accepting that today is Lily’s last day of preschool. That’s it. No more little kids. My baby girl is starting kindergarten in the fall. When you have infants and toddlers in the house, it seems like those sleep-deprived days will last forever. And, then, poof! Your kids are all in school. Real school with principals and homework and big scary playgrounds and such. Like Scarlett O’Hara: “I can’t think about this now. I’ll go crazy if I do. I’ll think about it tomorrow.”

But I can think about food. I can always think about food. Lily’s last lunch of preschool is a gorgeous celebration of summer fruit. The yogurt has fresh raspberries from our garden and blueberries that we picked at Cal Poly two weeks ago (they were in the freezer, hence the little flocking of ice on that big berry). I also cut up a nice, juicy peach from the farmers market. That’s some serious California fruit going on. Naturally, I had a little Crazy Good Granola left over from the two batches I made for teacher gifts. I also threw in a sliced carrot and a fancy chocolate. You simply must have a fancy chocolate on the last day of school.

And because it was the last day of school and because Lily’s preschool is awesome, the kids got to do an ice cream making science experiment today:

Iain and Liliana enjoying some fresh ice cream made the old school way: with ice and salt

Iain and Liliana enjoying some fresh ice cream made the old school way: with ice and salt

UMCC, we’ll miss you.

 

the kiddos and Miss Claxton wait patiently for their ice cream to be served

the kiddos and Miss Claxton wait patiently for their ice cream to be served

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