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Old 03-30-2009, 09:45 AM
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I need a snack for preschool kids that starts with "U"

Friday is "U" day at my son's preschool. We got saddled with the task of bringing in a snack that starts with that day's letter. Is there any fairly simple, preschool friendly snack that start with the letter 'u'?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:47 AM
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Uncooked carrots.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:50 AM
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Unagi.

Yummm...
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:51 AM
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Uncooked anything works, I suppose, but I think preschoolers would only see carrots and think it was 'C' day.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:51 AM
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Upside-down cupcakes? with the goodies in the bottom?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:52 AM
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Hey, finally something in my subject-matter-expert field.

Utz!
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:53 AM
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Uglifruit?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:57 AM
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Upside Down Cake--Keep it in the pan and release it in front of them.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:59 AM
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Hey, finally something in my subject-matter-expert field.

Utz!

that was my first thought as well, but they had pretzles on "P" day already, so this may be a bit confusing as well.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:59 AM
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They make potato chips and cheesy poofs and such too, though.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:01 AM
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I've found these at the grocery store on occasion:
Ugli Fruit

They are kind of like a sweeter grapefruit/tangerine. They can be a little juicier than you'd expect, but they are delicious. I'm not sure when they are in season though.

ETA: Too slow

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:08 AM
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Make cookies in the shape of umbrellas. It is April, after all.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:08 AM
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Turns out they had potato chips on P day. I think we're going with Utz after all, after looking at what was brought in for some of the other letter days. The bar is, apparently, not set too high.

Now what's the poor fellow who has Z day going to bring in?
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:13 AM
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Some sort of pasta dish

Ziti with zucchini and zebra meat?
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:14 AM
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Zoo crackers, probably.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:16 AM
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Uncooked anything works, I suppose
Can you give preschoolers unpasteurized milk these days?
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:17 AM
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Do they still make Zagnut bars? I guess they could work, but I'm not sure if they still exist.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:22 AM
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Make cookies in the shape of umbrellas. It is April, after all.
This was a great idea.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:24 AM
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Do they still make Zagnut bars? I guess they could work, but I'm not sure if they still exist.
http://www.amazon.com/Zagnut-Candy-B.../dp/B0007WGVEA
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:25 AM
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Horsemeat, but tell the kids it's unicorn.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:27 AM
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Udon noodles.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:29 AM
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Underwood deviled ham
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:30 AM
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Underwood Deviled Ham
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:31 AM
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Underwood deviled Ham
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:35 AM
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Zero Bar (thankfully ham free)
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:35 AM
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Underwood Deviled ham!
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:37 AM
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Uzo. Oh, nevermind, turns out it's Ouzo with a silent O. Dang.

How about Unleavened bread?
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:46 AM
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And serve the snack with 7-up -- it's the Uncola!
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:51 AM
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And serve the snack with 7-up -- it's the Uncola!
If I were drinking 7-Up, it would have come out my nose reading this. Do they still use that tag line in their commercials? I haven't actually heard the phrase in years.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:55 AM
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Smucker's makes sandwiches called "Uncrustables".
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:01 AM
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That would get you into trouble with the peanut Nazis, in all likelihood.

For Z day - Zingers!
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:03 AM
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Underwood deviled ham
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Underwood Deviled Ham
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Underwood deviled Ham
Possibly the best near-simulpost ever...
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:12 AM
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Undens klinger is a kind of soft pretzel with caraway seeds. It's not exactly simple unless you happen to have a Latvian bakery in the neighborhood.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:15 AM
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Possibly the best near-simulpost ever...
Mine wasn't technically a simulpost. I just thought I'd play the "we're not sure what to capitalize" game too.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:36 AM
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That would get you into trouble with the peanut Nazis, in all likelihood.

For Z day - Zingers!
You're right...the school is 'peanut free'. Wha'ts a 'Zinger'?
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:37 AM
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Really Not All That Bright, mine was a simulpost, but I think I got the caps right.

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:46 AM
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Underwear!

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Wha'ts a 'Zinger'?
Zingers! Zingers!
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:52 AM
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Unca Cecil might recommend looking for a product that's been certified by Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, as noted by the circle-U mark.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:56 AM
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It's a shame they no longer makeUrkel=Os
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:04 PM
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Howzabout ungulate (beef) jerky?
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:22 PM
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I saw you eating under there.

Under where?

You were eating underwear!

Ube, a purple yam
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Umble pie, which dictionary.com helpfully defines as a pie made of umbles.
Umeboshi, a type of pickled plum
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:31 PM
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Umble pie, which dictionary.com helpfully defines as a pie made of umbles.
Umbles are the guts of an animal: hearts, lungs, stomach, intestines, etc.

I'd recommend this along with uccelletti (an Italian dish made of small roasted birds served whole), ulitka (a Russian dish made from snails), and uni (a Japanese dish made from sea urchins).

This should get you out of any future snack day duties.

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Old 03-30-2009, 12:37 PM
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I got a Polish one: uszka ("little ears"), which are basically the Polish take on tortellini. If you live in or near a Polish area, you might find them packaged like this or similarly in the frozen section.

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Old 03-30-2009, 12:52 PM
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Ugali is a sort of East African polenta.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:52 PM
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Puffed wheat (the 'P' is silent!)

Onion bhajhi (well it sounds like a 'U')

Unsalted crisps

Upma
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:07 PM
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Give them a hamburger and tell them it's fried ungulate.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:15 PM
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Since Passover is coming, how about "unleavened bread"?
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:20 PM
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Serve Pop Rocks and Coke. Tell 'em the dish is called "uuuuurrrrrrp!"
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:40 PM
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I was going to suggest Nabisco's Uneeda Biscuit. The first cracker that Nabisco ever made. This was the brand MAD magazine made fun for so long. In the classic Frank N Stain parody, the doctor's assistant robs the brain from the Uneeda Laboratories.

Sadly that classic saltine was just discontinued last year after more than 100 years in the market.

http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.c...o-history.html

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Old 03-31-2009, 08:24 AM
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Personally, like upside-down cake. A pre-schooler will understand that. Also, it's yummy.
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