Notices for Thursday, Nov 26

Thanksgiving Closing: The Center will close at 6:30PM on Wednesday, November 25th and remain closed through Sunday November 29th so that all may celebrate. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thur, November 26, 2015
Animal Explorers (2 - 4 Yrs)
MY Muscles (18 - 23 Mths)
Make A Mess: Cooking (18 Mths - 4 Yrs)
Senior Swim (Ends at 2:00 PM)

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Our Blog

Tasty Tuesdays — Sweet Potato Casserole with Pumpkin Seed Topping
Nov 24, 2015
Being French, Thanksgiving is very exotic for me. It is an important part of American history and very foreign to my French origin. But a few years ago I had the privilege to share my first Thanksgiving meal with my best friend. He served a classic Thanksgiving feast, which included a sweet potato casserole. To my French taste buds, it tasted more of a dessert than a side dish. So I decided to create my own version. Sweet potatoes are not a staple in France; and adding marshmallow topping is really unknown there! To balance the sweetness of the sweet potatoes I mixed in sour cream, and to make it more of a side dish than a dessert I put a very lightly sweet streusel topping. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
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Tasty Tuesdays — Roasted Parsnip and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
Nov 17, 2015
Jerusalem artichokes are also called ‘Sunchokes,’ ‘sunroots,’ and ‘topinambour.’ The name does not have anything to do with Jerusalem. The Italian for Sunflower is Girasole, so the original name would have been Girasole Artichoke. They resemble sunflowers with small flower heads. Sunchokes are native to North America and were first cultivated by the Native Americans.
Like the cranberries that we used in the relish last week, I chose again to use an ingredient native to North America to celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of this month. This soup will make a healthy and light appetizer.

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Baker’s Blog — Fresh Fruit Tart
Nov 06, 2015
Did you know that a tart is not just a pie without a top crust? They are usually very thin (less than 1 inch thick), and often very colorful because of a pattern of carefully arrange fruits. Tart pans are shallow and straight-sided. The sides are often fluted and false bottoms are easiest to use because tarts are usually removed from the pan before serving. They can be rectangular or square, not only round. The shell can be baked first--"blind-baked"--or it can be baked with the fruits.
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