Friday, May 28, 2010

Hot Dogs

Hot dogs!

The hot dogs were served with macaroni salad and fruit salad. Each plate received a ketchup packet and a dollop of mustard.

We use Hebrew National kosher hot dogs, which are slim. In the past we used the great big kosher dogs from Costco, but they no longer carry them. So grades 5-8 had two dogs in their bun.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chicken and Rice

Today we had chicken and rice. It was served with fresh steamed broccoli and sliced orange wedges.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


We've only had this a couple times this year, but the kids seem to like it. This is cheese tortellini with a creamy tomato sauce. Lunch was served with grapes and a tossed salad. The salad had the usual tomatoes and cucumbers, but we also added shredded carrots, radishes, purple cabbage, red onion and croutons. We also used a vidalia onion dressing. The salad was excellent.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bean and Cheese Burrito

Hello yellow lunch! Every once in awhile as we plate the food, we realize everything is the same color. Oops!

Today we had bean and cheese burritos. (We roll about 500 burritos just for the McGillis students.) The burritos were served with corn and a half banana.

Grades 4-8 are served two burritos and grades 1-3 receive one.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Veggie Wraps

It's Monday again, which means family group lunches.
Today we served veggie wraps, which are made on lavash bread with hummus, cheese, tomato, cucumber, carrot and lettuce. Each student also received a string cheese an apple or a clementine and a bag of baked lays.

How do your kids like the baked lays?

Friday, May 21, 2010


I forgot to bring my camera up to the park for field day. The classes just ate together and were served pizza, clementines and Popsicles.

I heard field day was great this year with lots of help from parent volunteers as well as all the teachers and aides!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Meatball Subs

Today we had vegetarian meatball subs served with fruit salad and tossed green salad!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

coming next year...

McGillis didn't have school today, but Our Lady of Lourdes did.

Bridget and I decided to try a new recipe out; something we could make next year in our fancy new oven.


They were delicious.

They have roasted corn and green chilies, which added flavor and not a whole lot of heat. They were filled with cheese.

This is the way I ate them at home. A little of the red pepper sauce we made and fresh guacamole.

It would probably be a two day project, but so worth it. What do you think...would your child eat a cheese tamale?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cheese Enchilada

Today we served cheese enchiladas with a potato, bean and corn mix, re-fried beans with a few chips and an apple.

We had a bunch of potatoes leftover and needed something to do with them, so we thought of this side. I thought it turned out pretty well.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Egg salad

From What your student had for lunch.

Family groups again!
We had egg salad (or the pbj/cheese option) regular chips, either an apple or clementine and a yogurt tube.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Grades 1-3 get one piece of pizza. Third grade can get a second piece of pizza if they eat the fruit and salad. Grades 4-8 get two pieces of pizza. The pizza was served with a tossed salad and grapes.

I know I said this yesterday about chicken teriyaki, but pizza is the most popular lunch. This year the pizza comes from Costco. We just don't have the time or space to make them. Next year we will have so much more flexibility to make our own pizzas with better choices for toppings.
It is so exciting!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken teriyaki is by far the favorite lunch. Today we served it with basmati rice, steamed edamame and pineapple.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Garlic Spaghetti

Sick kids again today, so no picture.

Bridget and her husband Bob made lunch today. They served the garlic spaghetti with a tossed salad and orange wedges.

But on another note have you been introduced to our new friend...

This piece of equipment has been our saving grace this year. He can cook a frozen chicken breast in about 15 minutes, he can roast, he can steam, he can proof bread, but best of all...he can clean himself!

He is the envy of many chefs, and restaurants would do almost anything to have one. We have named him...Dane Cook.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chili Beans

I got called away with sick kids, so no picture was taken today. We had a similar lunch a few weeks ago, but this time instead of the cornbread they had a cheese quesadilla. It was also served with a salad.

We make four of these huge pots of chili! The recipe is the one and only recipe listed so far, so check it out.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Caprese Sandwiches

Today is Monday, so it is family group lunch day. The choices were the usual PBJ, cheese sandwich or a caprese sandwich (which is fresh mozzarella, tomato, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar). The sandwiches were served with an apple, an individual cheese and Baked Lays.

Have you ever asked your student about family group lunch and how it works?

Today they discussed lunch good and bad...we will share the results next week.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sloppy Joes

The last day of our "lunch hero" picks was sloppy joes. They were served with an apple and oven roasted potatoes.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chicken and Rice

Nearly everyone who walked passed the lunch tables today, exclaimed, " favorite lunch." We do hear this a lot, particularly on chicken days, but it seems everyone loves chicken and rice.
We served the chicken and gravy over basmati rice with a steamed broccoli and orange wedges. The oranges are great right now!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Today we had spaghetti. We have found it's easier to use these smaller noodles this year instead of spaghetti noodles. They're easier to mix with sauce and serve in the limited time we have.
The spaghetti was served with ice cream (lunch hero request), strawberries and a spring mix salad with cucumber, tomato, carrot, croutons and a little parmesan cheese and ranch dressing.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Meatball" Subs

This was the second pick of the lunch hero. As the lunch hero he got to pick the main entree and had input into the sides and a special treat for the week. These are our meatball subs. We use a vegetarian sausage patty. Not only is kosher meat hard to find like this, we also find the kids like to have cheese on these as well.
These sandwiches were served with basmati rice as requested, a half banana and roasted cauliflower and carrots.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chicken Salad Sandwich

This is the start of the lunch hero week and also family group Monday! Today we had chicken salad sandwiches, clementines, mixed chips, and a laffy taffy candy. You might notice we don't have a lot of treats and when we do they're usually freshly baked and really great. This was a special lunch hero treat!