Today was such a fabulous day!
Great food, great fun and basically a great kick off to the new month.
Although my breakfast oats were not that great (I was sleepy and accidently drizzled way too much agave,) I was in a great mood to start the new week!
I eagerly hiked to school with all my new Ikea gear and got the classroom set up with this week’s activities.
The new blooms added a wonderful touch of spring to our winter white surroundings. Have I mentioned that it’s snowed every day for a week? It’s not accumulating too much but it is a real pain in the bum for our house meister who must keep the school yard clear to prevent injuries. You know, snow is dangerous to kids. Sense my sarcasm?
The first of February was the day of birthdays in my class! We had not only one, but two birthday celebrations! Complete with cake both times around!
Delicious French apple cake, presented on an oh so classy school paper towel.
Had a killer maths lesson on reading timetables and then an even better literacy lesson introducing our new genre study of non-fiction. The apple cake birthday girl even said, “it’s so much fun learning!” To which I responded, “imagine how much fun it is to be the teacher, you get to learn and teach!” Planting those seeds for future teachers!
Lunch was leftovers from last night. Cheetahs, korma marinated tofu and broccoli, yum!
Simple and delicious!
Monday= digital photography club. I was so inspired by my Gerber daisy photos from yesterday, that I tried to recreate the setting for my young photographers.
Today was also a great day because we raised more money for Haiti by holding a Jump-a-thon! The kids gathered sponsors to pay for each hop they could do. There were 6 different stations of hops. The master jump-roper herself would be very proud!
Sweaty, exhausted, and in need of a sugar rush, cake #2 was introduced.
Fun fact: Haribois an acronym for Hans Riegel, Bonn- Bonn being the Haribo headquarters and the town where I live.
The fun and greatness didn’t stop there! After tutoring, I made a quick stop at the grocery store and all of my favorite things are on sale this week! Strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, avocados, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms! Yippie!
Now, the greatness didn’t stop with desserts all day, raising money for a good cause, buying some of my favourite things, no, the greatness has just begun.
For weeks, I have been drooling over the idea of mimicking Kristin’s mother’s Chipotle burrito bowl. After several failed attempts due to lack of available ingredients, the stars have finally aligned! I present, one of the best meals of all time! Just imagine this beauty in the light of day!
Let’s break that beauty down to her working parts.
The tofu marinade consisted of:
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. agave nectar
tons of spices- chili, oregano, cumin and homemade taco seasoning
Dash of water
Dinner was so good, I think I’ll eat it for at least 2 more meals! If you’d like to see the original Kristin version, click here.
Yes, I was a bit ambition and cooked for a family of 6.
I hope your start to February was as great as mine!