Have I mentioned how much I love my schools lately? If you're an "oldie" to my blog, you know that I serve 2 elementary schools. They have their own "personalities", but both of them are fairly laid back with principals who let me do my job. I'm very fortunate that I have some excellent faculties to work with.
Having said that: I don't think any of my prior schools can compare to my "lunch crew" at one of my schools, especially this year. We have 2 new members who fit in perfectly. Earlier in the year we started talking about places out west we want to visit. Then it evolved into all of us renting a camper, then that turned into a tour bus. We would just hop on, ride until there was something we wanted to see, and then we'd stop and do some sight-seeing.
A few weeks ago we were talking, and somehow we decided to take turns bringing in lunch for everybody on Tuesdays. Hence the term "TLC": Tuesday Lunch Crew. A couple of weeks ago, one of the teachers made coconut cream pie. Oh my, was it good! Last week things really got started: I brought in King Ranch Casserole and another teacher brought in "Old-Fashioned Gingerbread with English Cream". It was out of this world! I've looked online for the recipe but couldn't find it. It was almost as good as the Sticky Toffee Pudding that I had when I was in London. On top of that, another teacher's mother brought in some lasagna for us. YUUUUUM! (I think they didn't trust that I would remember to bring my casserole!)
Our idea now is to make a cookbook with all of our recipes, and sell the books to sponsor our trip. Then, we will turn our trip into a book tour! I still think a reality show would get us out there.
Poor teachers can dream, can't we?