by Eduardo Dominguez and Alison Armand
Alison: I’ve been friends with Cindy for 10 years. I knew that she was doing this school project. Every year, College Park has a Pops Picnic put on by the College Park High School Music Department. College Park is a neighborhood in Pleasant Hill, it’s near Diablo Valley College Last year, everybody had to rush and do their picnic. We thought it would be a good idea to provide meals for busy families. First I looked up Cindy’s restaurant, meals were $11.99, then I looked up Panera, $9.99. I didn’t know if would be possible for the school to do it. She said come on over.
I thought it would be neat to work together. We’re all in the same school district. We shouldn’t be like islands. I would like it if the class could come to the concert.
Eduardo: I dislocated my wrist in a bike accident, so I can’t really cook. So today, Chef Cindy and I helped Alison come up with a menu for the event. We chose three items: one sandwich, one salad and one vegetarian option:
1. Sesame Ginger Salad with Carrots and Napa Cabbage, with a brown rice cake.
2. Vegetarian Hummus Wrap with Avocado with Sprouts and Spinach
3. Open Face Roasted Vegetables with Tuna/Egg Salad.
We’ll serve fresh fruit with everything.
This was the first time I’ve come up with a menu like this. It wasn’t hard because Chef Cindy knows what she’s doing. And it’s really plain and simple, which is what people want.
Alison: We’re not sure how many we’re going to order, maybe 50 to 75. They’re going to figure out how much it is. Cindy said the price would be around $5. We’ll sell it for a little more. It will be our fundraiser.
This new room is impressive! When I was in home ec, there was a mirror, and now there’s a screen.
The energy’s good. Everyone’s involved.
Eduardo: I’m looking forward to going to the concert!
Alison: We’re going to come back on April 26th, for a taste test. I’m going bring the head of the College Park Instrumental Music Boosters. We’re looking forward.