It's back to school time! Well, I've worked through my denial that summer is over ... and have almost made it through my first week back to first grade. Now I absolutely love teaching ... but, whew! ... the first week of school can just about wear you out!
Getting twenty little ones settled into classroom routines and procedures while simultaneously working through all the start-of-the-year paperwork, getting to know new-to-me parents, learning the little ones' personalities, implementing a new curriculum, easing little ones' anxieties about a new class and teacher, kicking off start-of-the-year assessments, and practicing fire drill and lockdown procedures ... twice in four days, mind you ... is, well, just a wee bit hectic.
Has anyone got a cloning machine? Or maybe those little magic bracelets Wonder Woman wears? Or how about the ability to fold your arms across your chest, blink, nod your head and ... poof! ... whatever you need is there like Jeannie?
If you do, please share! ... 'cause I could sure use another me or some super powers.
Seriously, all in all, my new little darlings are doing great.
But I could still use some super powers.
Until those fall from the sky, I guess I'll just power-up with one of my favorite bring-to-school lunches, Curried Chicken Salad.
Happy back-to-school, everyone!
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Curried Chicken Salad
About 4 c. diced cooked chicken breast (about 2 to 2 1/2 lbs.)
1/2 c. spicy brown mustard
1/3 c. honey
1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1. Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
2. Serve over greens or as a sandwich filling.