Panera Bread’s Top Teachers Contest, Spring Menu & Warped Blogger Humor
posted by: Amber Johnson
If there’s anything I love it’s great teachers and great food.
Last night, Panera Bread had both for Denver-area mom bloggers as we learned about Panera’s Top Teachers contest and sampled their spring menu.
Panera’s Top Teachers
Honor your favorite teacher by creating a video up to one minute long or writing a 100-200 word essay, and upload it here. You and your teacher could win a Tablet, $1,000 for your school and more.
Grades Pre-K through 12 are encouraged to enter between now and May 1, 2012 and there are three different age-group categories. One student and teacher will each win an iPad2 and the school will receive a $1,000 grant.
Don’t forget to honor all of our amazing teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, 2012!
Low-fat Chicken Tortilla Soup–Corn, Poblano peppers, black beans, cumin and more.
NEW roasted turkey Fuji apple salad–All-natural roast turkey, mixed field greens, tomatoes, red onions, pecans, Gorgonzola, apple chips and white balsamic apple vinaigrette.
New-and-improved turkey artichoke panini–All-natural roasted turkey, baby spinach, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and artichoke-parmesan spread on asiago cheese focaccia.
Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich–Sweet peppadew peppers, feta, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cilantro hummus on tomato basil bread.
NEW Pesto Sacchettini Pasta (my favorite)–Purse-like pasta filled with sizes all-natural cheeses in a basil pesto sauce.
NEW Tortellini Alfredo–Three-cheese tortellini in a rich Alfredo sauce.
NEW low-fat peach nectar smoothie with ginseng–Perfect for a summer day, this refreshing treat had a blend of strawberries, peaches and lemons.
Yes, was sampled and loved them all. Be sure to head over to Panera Bread and try them today.
A pregnancy was announced, Sarah divulged she was a surrogate for a couple in Israel (she will be writing about that for us), it was Rajean’s 22nd birthday (again) and new mom Tara stole the show when she deadpanned,
“I’m in a mixed marriage.”
Insert long, awkward pause before she continued.
“I’m on Twitter and my husband isn’t.”
Special thanks to Panera Bread for hosting! Be sure to drop us a line if you would like to be included in our events.