Meatless Monday: Vegan Alfredo with broccoli

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The last few times I have gone to Kansas City I’ve raided whole foods to see what dairy free products they had that I haven’t been able to find at home and I scored big time….Victoria Vegan Alfredo in 2 flavors Alfredo & Roasted Pepper. The roasted pepper is yum yum the regular is a little water downed and needed more garlic. Needless to say Victoria Vegan Alfredo is a perfect meatless Monday!!

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Meatless Monday: roasted tomato & garlic pasta in a creamy lemon-goat cheese sauce

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With the summer harvest hitting full blast I’ve been trying to figure out how to use all these homegrown tomatoes up and of late roasting them has been my favorite. Tonight I tossed them in a pasta I love to make a quick cream sauce out of olive oil, goat cheese and a little lemon zest. Dining on my balcony to enjoy the cool breeze and John Denver playing in the background is the perfect way to end this first day of the week!

RECIPE: roasted tomatoes and garlic

2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
4-6 whole cloves of fresh garlic
Olive oil to drizzle

Heat oven to 350, place garlic and tomatoes in a terra cotta baking dish, such as a garlic roaster or I prefer a flower pot, drizzle with olive oil and cover either with a lid or foil, bake for 1 hour, tomatoes should be slightly bursting when done

Top 10 things I’ve learned While being a Lunch Lady

1. Dawn dishing washing liquid can clean anything

2. It’s easier to get up before 5am than after

3. When in doubt always make extra

4. Don’t be afraid to use kids for physical labor

5. Always carry change on you to buy the occasional kid’s lunch

6. When they make you mad just send them to the end of the line

7. At the end of the day everything always gets done

8. Motto: “you ain’t disrespectin me cause I wear a hairnet”

9. Always clip done your hairnet

10. Condiments aren’t a battle to be chosen