January 12, 2012
Green & White Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce and Green Salad
Last semester Cooking with Kids’ Green & White Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce and Green Salad was voted in to the top 10 best lunches on the School Lunch Photo Wall and went on to be picked by Jamie and his team as the best school lunch from last semester!
First prepared by pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students in their Santa Fe classrooms, the recipe contains spinach fettuccine, white fettuccine, fresh garlic, olive oil, canned diced tomatoes, canned crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, fresh basil leaves and parmesan cheese. The recipe was then adapted for large-scale cooking in school cafeterias.
In the classroom, children make fresh spinach and white pasta from scratch, while the school lunch recipe calls for dry spinach and white fettuccine. Both the classroom and cafeteria recipes call for Romaine lettuce with a simple homemade vinaigrette dressing. This school lunch came out of our professional culinary experience and interest in sharing the delight and magic of cooking simple, delicious, and healthy food from basic ingredients.
Children are enthralled by the process of cooking in the classroom. After making the fresh fettuccine, one little girl wanted to make the fettuccine for her birthday dinner that night.