Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Caprese Pasta Salad and Focaccia

I made the after school kids this caprese pasta salad for their dinner yesterday.  It was almost 85 degrees here so I wanted to make them something cool and refreshing.  I diced lots of fresh mozzarella, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and fresh basil.  I made a balsamic vinegar dressing and tossed it with bowtie pasta.

 And I made rosemary and sea salt focaccia to go with it. The kids had never heard of focaccia before.

 They sure liked it.

 One of the kids pulled The Blog Tech aside and told him he can never thank him enough for feeding them each day.

 He said that knowing he will get a home cooked meal each day is such a relief to him.  He told The Blog Tech that he used to live on soda and chips from the Dollar Store.  Why can't our government help these kids?  When I think of the money being spent on this election yet there is no money to feed our kids?  It's just not right.