Thursday, September 30, 2010

Breakfast Day

Today was breakfast day. We served biscuits with vegetarian sausage gravy, eggs, hashbrowns, peaches and cottage cheese.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cheese Enchilada

Wow, today was especially crazy and I can't figure out why.

...which is my excuse of why I didn't take a picture...again...

Here is a picture from last year.

Oddly, we had the same sides down the the banana. This time we added a salad as well.
The enchiladas are pretty plain, but we do serve some sauce on the side. Sauce which today we made from scratch!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Garlic Pasta

Today we had garlic pasta, grapes, perfect green beans and an optional salad.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Caprese Sandwiches

Today was family group lunch. Our students had the choice between the normal pbj, cheese and then we made caprese sandwiches with fresh tomato, basil and a drizzle of balsamic. The also had a Tillamook cheese, baked lays and an apple.

Since I forgot to take a picture of lunch today, I thought I'd share what a public school somewhere in the Midwest had for lunch. This is an anonymous blog by a teacher, who takes a photo of her lunch everyday in hopes she can do something to change their lunch program.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Eggrolls w/ Veggie Lo Mein

Eggrolls and veggie lo mein was on the menu today. In the veggie lo mein we put some broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage and celery. On the side we served a banana and a fortune cookie and an optional salad.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Salad Bar

Salad Bar is back!!

Salad bar day is a crazy day because there are tons of choices, but everyone loves it. We used a mix of chopped romaine and spring mix. The choices were cheese, peppers, onions, garbanzo beans, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, olives, tomato, cucumber, carrots and croutons.
With the salad bar we served fruit salad, garlic bread, macaroni salad and a little piece of apple cake. (The kindergarten is having apple week this week)

Here is the cake recipe...
I think you could sub more applesauce for half the butter if you wanted to make it lighter.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chili Beans

I love chili beans!

With the chili beans we served salad, banana, cornbread and vanilla yogurt...which was not pictured.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pasta with Alfredo

Today we made pasta with Alfredo sauce. It was served with salad and strawberries. We had optional steamed veggies available. It was surprising how many kids chose them. Ask your child if they were one of the ones who chose veggies!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Today was our first family group lunch!

We served chicken salad sandwiches with chips, fruit leather and an apple. Sometimes we have regular chips, sometimes we used the baked.

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Meatball" Subs

Today we had meatball subs. We use a vegetarian sausage patty so that we can still melt some provolone cheese on the bread. The subs were served with a lemon butter steamed potato, banana, and a greek salad (olives, tomato, cucumber, carrot and feta). It was a great lunch!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pancake Bar

Today was so crazy with pancakes that I forgot to take a picture. So in lieu of a photo, I will share a recipe!

With the pancakes we served a fried egg, a hash brown,and fruit salad. Today the students had choices...on their pancakes they could choose between any of the following: syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips and triple berry sauce.

Here is the recipe for the wonderful triple berry sauce.

Triple Berry Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbl corn starch
1/2 cup water
2 cups frozen triple berry (though I am sure any berry would work)

Bring sugar, corn starch and water to a boil, stirring frequently. Add 1 cup of the berries and bring back to a boil. Remove from heat and add remaining berries.

This recipe came from the American Heart Association Cookbook, 4th edition.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Today we had tostadas for the fist time since being in our old kitchen, it was very exciting!

The tostadas have melted cheese on them and then we give the kids a choice of with or without beans. We also serve tomatoes and shredded lettuce on the side to top the tostada if desired. The tostadas were served with a half banana, cold mixed veggies with ranch to dip and a cinnamon churro!

Grades K-2 were served 1 tostada and the upper grades were served 2.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

macaroni and cheese

Today was macaroni and cheese day! The macaroni was served with fresh steamed broccoli cooked in our friend Dane Cook, and grapes.

And to leave you with something fun to look at....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hummus and Veggie Wrap

Welcome back, we hope everyone had a great long weekend.

Today we had hummus and fresh veggie wraps. In the wraps we have hummus, shredded cheese, tomato, cucumber, carrots and lettuce. We used flatout wraps, check out the nutrtion facts on these. With the wraps we served fresh apples, a tillamook cheddar cheese and chips.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bean and Cheese Burrito

Today we served bean and cheese burritos. We hand roll over 400 burritos and then bake them so they're nice and crisp. The burritos were served with Spanish rice, taco salad and pears.

Grades K-3 recieved one burrito and a half cup of rice. Grades 4-8 were served 2 burritos and a full cup of rice.

As always, the option for a peanut butter and jelly or cheese sandwich was available.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Today Bridget made homemade spaghetti sauce in our brand new (donated) steam kettle jackets, which made making sauce for almost 400 a breeze.

With the spaghetti and marinara we served fresh strawberries and a tossed salad. The salad was fresh chopped romaine, grape tomatoes, carrots, celery, olives, cucumber, a little Parmesan and some croutons.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Chicken Teriyaki

I've mentioned this before and it holds true this year, chicken teriyaki is a school wide favorite!

We served the chicken in a separate compartment from the rice because we all know how scary it can be when our food touches. We will probably try to do this, but sometimes the sauce will have to be on the pasta or rice.

The portion pictured was the K-2 portion. Grades 3-8 got a little more chicken and double the rice. The beans are pre-shelled edamame, which aren't quite as fun without the shell, but much less messy.

We hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pizza Bagels

I remembered the camera!

Today we served pizza bagels which is also something we haven't had since the old kitchen. With the pizza bagels we had bananas, carrots and a tossed salad. The younger kids had one bagel and half a banana. The older kids, starting at 3rd grade received two bagels and a whole banana.

We try to make the portions age appropriate. Has anyone had feedback from your children if there was too much or too little food?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cheese Quesadilla

Welcome back to school!

We were so busy in the kitchen today, I forgot to take a picture of lunch. Slightly embarrassing as this is the whole point of this adventure...

Since I don't have a picture, I'll have to tell you all about it. We served cheese quesadillas, which we haven't been able to make since we were in the old building. On the side we served refried beans with a couple tortilla chips, grapes and salad. The younger kids had some steamed corn and the older kids were served a black bean, tomato and corn salsa.

It was so good!

we had a great first day in the kitchen and hope your students did as well.