Thanksgiving is around the corner and we know that you are always looking for fun and creative ways to celebrate in your schools! What better of a way to celebrate than by serving a Thanksgiving themed meal to your students.
Here's some ideas to help you get ready!
Plan Your Thanksgiving Meal
Start with your menu planning software to look around for recipes that are staples to the classic Thanksgiving meal. It's likely loaded with tons of recipes and ingredients so that you can easily create the perfect menu for your students.
For some added inspiration, here are a few recipes that we think would make a great addition to your feast:
- Creamed Spinach
- Mashed Potatoes
- Quick Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Brown Gravy
- 1-2-3 Sweet Potato Bread Pudding
- Apple Crisp
Have Fun With Names & Presentation
To make these food items more festive, try placing them in fun displays that make them look like a turkey. Or, play around with fun names on your school menus to help grab your student's attention.
Kick-Off Some Thanksgiving-Themed Celebrations
From decorations to fun activities, you can work with staff and administers outside of the cafeteria to help celebrate Thanksgiving throughout your school.
Check out a few ideas here and you'll have all the tools you need to make this Thanksgiving the best for your students.
What are some of your favorite things to do in your schools for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below. From all of us at Heartland, we hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!