Feeling the affects of another snow day? Counting down the days until spring? At Dexter Farm to School we share your dream of warm spring days, grilled fresh asparagus and the first bulbs peeking through blades of green grass. What to do until then? We have some ideas and inspiration for the winter blues.
Cook with Your Family and Friends
Sharing a meal or a snack with friends and family is always a great way to feel connected. This week at Mill Creek, Mrs. Zurek’s Foods Class made a simple, healthy granola that tasted delicious and was a great topping for a fruit and Greek yogurt parfait. You can make this “home version” courtesy of COOKIE + kate and serve with berries, honey, or yogurt for a quick breakfast or healthy snack. You can find the recipe here.
Get Involved with Your Community
Looking to curb cabin fever and make a difference in your community? Having just celebrated Martin Luther King Day, some students were wondering how they could take a more active role as a DCS student and make a difference in their local community.
“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are many ways to give back to your local community and the local or regional Food Network is a great place to start. Food Gathers of Ann Arbor has a wonderful Junior Program for students that offers volunteer family days once a month for students ages 5-8. Students older than 8 can volunteer at the warehouse at anytime. Here is more information on their program. They are also accepting donations for county residents affected by the Government shutdown.
Another local, community food resource is Faith In Action. The Dexter location accepts food pantry items on Wednesdays from 9am-4pm. Chelsea locations accept donations daily. Please check their website for specific times and locations.
Which ever option you may choose, make your snow day meaningful and remember there are only 36 days until spring!
Dexter Farm to School