Friday, December 4, 2009

Twilight concert

We're nearing the end of the school year here, and this week was Miss B's school's twilight concert, where all the grades (years) took it in turns to sing a selection of show tunes, in keeping with the concert's theme, "There's No Business Like Show Business." It really made my day to see a bunch of five- and six-year-olds attempting to sing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", although of course the preschoolers stole the show with "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" (which isn't actually a show tune, but was in fact written for that Coke commercial that all us children of the 70s remember so well), complete with hand gestures.

It's school tradition to bring some blankets and a picnic, and sit back and enjoy the parade of cute children. We joined forces with a few of the other preschool families, and enjoyed a huge spread, which included some salads (my contribution), homemade sushi (totally amazing), and lime-coconut cake. A very nice way to start the year-end festivities, and probably our last chance for a picnic for a while, as we head to the frozen north soon.

It's always a challenge for me to think of picnic food that will travel well and taste good, so if you happen to be in picnic mode (or are just dreaming of blue skies while buttoning up your winter coat), here's a selection of previously-published picnic-friendly items:

- Pizzas (make them small and kids will eat them at any temperature)
- Bacon and egg pie
- Hotel kitchen Greek-ish salad
- Croation cole slaw

And, if you want to be the hit of the picnic:

- Congo bars

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