Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Favorite Blog

Hello friends! I just finished up a fun week in Amarillo. Thank goodness for the Frenchies and their plethora of vacations. It's wonderful to come home. I get to visit family, relax, run my old cross-country routes, eat Mexican food, shop using a car, and other lovely things. I also had time to catch up on my favorite blog, "Cup of Jo." My friend Mary Alice Warner recommended it to me last Spring, and I am hooked. It's full of tidbits on fashion, food, family, traveling, and NYC. Joanna keeps me up on the world! She does an awesome post on Fridays where she posts different links from all over the web. Read it and you'll see. Maybe you'll be a fan too!

Other favorites include:

Homesick Texan:


First Grade Parade:

Enjoy some blog reading! It's America's favorite past time...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thank Goodness for Bobo


    This fall, I am spending two days a week interning at The Calhoun School on the UWS for my school counseling degree. It is an absolutely wonderful school filled with kind teachers and sweet students. I have learned loads about school counseling and progressive education, and I feel very blessed that my mentor took me on for the fall. I could go on and on about the school, but the foodie in me has to tell you about their chef. Yes, a real chef. Chef Bobo is a big celebrity at Calhoun. He is a huge advocate of teaching kids about healthy eating, sustainable foods, and exploring their palates. He knows Michele Obama my friends.

     Each day a menu is posted of some gorgeous, restaurant style entree with a creative soup, over the top sandwich, and ever present salad bar. I can't even tell you the difference this man is making for this school and me. (teachers eat free!) Some of my favorite eats have been: squash soup, oven fried catfish, kale with raisins, pesto and mozzarella sandwiches, bucatinne pasta, veggie meatloaf, and sunbutter and quince sandwiches. Love. I see kids eating fresh figs for goodness sakes! It's so exciting to see kids excited about food. I am convinced there is a happy mood and positive energy at the school because of Chef Bobo. He is a cooking genius in my book and in the heart of Calhoun.

For more information on Chef Bobo: https://www.calhoun.org/boboblog?rc=1