How clothespins can make meals fun

A crazy week at the newspaper soon will dissolve into a weekend of serving the teens from East Glenville Community Church, which have been coming here for a few years.

They’re actually a fun bunch of kids to watch at mealtimes, as they play “the clothespin game.” One clothespin makes the rounds through mealtime, with kids trying to quietly clip it to a friend without them knowing. Hoodies are a popular place for clips to land. Whoever has it at the end has to sing “I’m A Little Teapot.”

Worth trying with our summer campers.

Here’s what they’re eating this weekend:

Saturday breakfast

  • Sausage, egg & potato fritatta
  • Bacon
  • Homefries with onions and peppers
  • Julie’s Rockin’ Oatmeal
  • English muffins with butter, honey and jelly
  • Navel oranges and golden delicious apples
  • Assorted cereal and milk

Saturday lunch

  • Mashed potato bowls
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Gravy
  • Cheddar cheese and bacon bits
  • Dinner rolls
  • Homemade chocolate chip cookies

Saturday dinner

  • Three-cheese lasagna with sausage and beef
  • Buttered cauliflower and broccoli
  • Spicy green beans
  • Garlic bread
  • Tossed salad
  • Peach crisp

Sunday breakfast

  • Homemade chocolate chip pancakes
  • Homemade buttermilk pancakes
  • Sliced ham and sausage links
  • Cheesy hash browns
  • Assorted Yoplait yogurt
  • Chocolate-iced doughnuts
  • Naval oranges and yellow delicious apples
  • Assorted cereal and milk

Sunday lunch

  • Hot dogs with meat sauce
  • Potato chips
  • Homemade macaroni and cheese
  • Bacon-busting baked beans
  • Baby carrots and celery sticks with ranch dressing
  • Coleslaw
  • Patriot pickles
  • Chocolate mousse
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