The Abbey Group

Employee LoginCareers

Back to All Stories ›

In honor of National Mac And Cheese Day, Try this delicious recipe!

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1/2 quart heavy cream
    1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 ounces roux (equal parts flour and butter, cooked together until lightly browned)
  • 2 cups shredded good quality cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly cracked peppercorns
  • 1 pound cooked macaroni
  • 1 pound fresh lobster meat, chopped

Directions

  • Bring heavy cream to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Reduce and add mustard, bay leaves, cloves and cook 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Remove cloves and bay leaves.  Add roux and cook for an additional 5 minutes, then add cheese, salt, and pepper and whisk until the cheese is melted and well combined.
  • Add macaroni and lobster and place in an ovenproof baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at 375° F

Read more ›

Cambridge Elementary gets active, wins $4,000 from Fuel Up to Play 60 Program

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. — Cambridge Elementary School has won a $4,000 grant as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The award was presented by the New England Dairy and Food Council, in conjunction with the National Football League.
Fuel Up to Play 60 promotes in-school nutrition and physical activity at schools across the country by encouraging students to eat nutrient-rich food and exercise at least 60 minutes per day.
Part of the money Cambridge Elementary won will go toward buying exercise equipment for in the classroom — including yoga balls.

Read more ›

Abbey Group schools conquer Breakfast After the Bell Challenge

Three of the Abbey Group’s schools have won the second round of the Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge.

The challenge — a collaboration between Hunger Free Vermont and the New England Dairy and Food Council — encourages schools to increase breakfast participation by at least 20 percent by moving breakfast after the bell, according to Hunger Free Vermont’s website.

Highgate Elementary School, Missisquoi Valley Union High School and North Country Union Junior High School will be receiving “Breakfast After the Bell Champion” banners to proudly display in their schools.

Schools win the award by having high participation in the National School Breakfast Program.

Highgate Elementary’s breakfast participation grew 117 percent; MVU’s increased by 642 percent; and North Country saw 118 percent growth.

On an average day, 65 percent of Highgate Elementary’s population eats breakfast. At MVU, that population is 89 percent. Coming in a bit lower, 37 percent of North Country’s population eats breakfast at school.

Press conferences will come at the schools.

Read more ›