We’ve always loved any long table opportunity, which means we often end up connecting our cooking tables into a long dining table on many Fridays.
After our school’s successful Harvest Meal in November, our class focused on student requests which were mostly warm comfort foods. For example, comfort in the form of posole (green and red versions), cheesecake, from-scratch fresh spaghetti with meatballs, and not to be discounted, homemade potato rolls and roasted sweet potato fries to go with a signature custom burger.
Sound tasty? It was.
December brings mixed feelings at school about the winter holiday season, but we all need the break and a chance to sleep in. With our cooking together, students left for break feeling satisfied and with additional resources to help support them and their families over winter break.
And even though this pause and rest may be welcome, we are already excited about what we can accomplish together in 2023. Things like:
- projects with more youth, including alumni – we miss you!
- a Long Table Dinner event in March (fingers crossed) and
- getting to actively grow food again in our quietly regenerating garden.
It feels like we will be digging into the future again with connection and purpose.
Happy soon-to-be 2023! We look forward to how our efforts together can better support our youth.