From left, Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Owen, Bascomb ES Principal Kathleen Chandler, Bascomb cafeteria manager Andra Broom, Jaydon Young (holding a pan of his mom's winning casserole dish), Christen Winkelman, CCSD School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer and School Nutrition Facilitator for Training Toni Hedges.
Bascomb ES mom Christen Winkelman won the CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe contest with her entry of a casserole that bested 60 other appetizing ways to prepare squash, the Georgia Organics' Farm-to-School Month's vegetable of the year. The recipe is a result of "a lot of trial and error" she said as she tweaked various vegetable dishes in an attempt to get her son Jaydon to eat his veggies. She found a winner with both Jaydon and then the judges with the recipe she submitted, which she entitled, "Squash-the-Competition Sweet Casserole." The winning composition was served in CCSD cafeterias Tuesday to more than 23,000 students who eat a school lunch in CCSD schools. Christen received a certificate and $100 in Kroger gift cards as her prize, as well as being the subject of her son's bragging rights in the cafeteria, as he proudly told the cafeteria staff about his mom's winning entry.
Christen's recipe is featured this month here on the CCSD School Nutrition website.