Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Those do look good! The only tofu I've ever successfully made and eaten was a soy-glazed tofu recipe from Catherine Newman. Yum. These look really good too. We don't go to any Asian markets, but they are available to us so I really must try it. Asian food is my favorite. Now I'm getting myself all hungry. :-)

Being a public school teacher, being married to a public school administrator, well...negative conversations about public schools can get my blood boiling too. I know there are some schools that aren't making the grade...but there are a lot of schools that are really, really good.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

There are, you're so right. And there are plenty of private schools that are also not making the grade. Paying for education does not guarantee that your child will get a good one...!

Have a great weekend!

mouse's picture mouse

I taught in a private school for 5 years. This was a top-tier school in a metropolitan area, and was sought out especially because of its college placement record.

It convinced me that my own child would attend public school unless it really wasn't an option. I saw as many gaps in education at the private school as any where else, and it just doesn't make sense to me to pay for that. For some people, the name is worth the money, but I'm not one of those.

Scooter's school is not perfect, but I feel like he's not missing out on anything because we're not at the name-brand school.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

There really is no perfect school, I think. But I really believe strongly in the public school system, and for the opportunities it offers all kids to experience diversity, different cultural experiences, and broaden their own sense of the world.

But it is a personal decision, of course--I think I just bridled at what was implicit behind that woman's tone.