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!


  1. I appreciate having the menu in advance, and the pictures and descriptions are just terrific. I understand why we had to pre-prepare plates and serve them on a take it or leave it basis last year. With a proper kitchen and service line this year, that is not clear to me--and frankly will reduce our use of school lunch. For instance, my child would take school lunch on "bean and cheese burrito" day if able to have a burrito with "cheese only--hold the beans." But it will be a home lunch on that day if the only option at school is an already assembled burrito including the dreaded beans. Can the assembly line format be adjusted to accommodate individual preferences?

  2. It's funny how strongly people feel about those dreaded beans...people either love them or hate them.
    Unfortunately, time is the major obstacle when making a variety of choices available. We have about an hour and a half to feed roughly 350 people. We've had to limit the choices/individual interactions to get lunch to everyone in a timely manner, still allowing them time to eat...and us to keep up with the fresh food.
    I am sure as the year goes on we will find the happy medium between the different serving styles.

    Are you aware of the sandwich option? Kids can opt out of the main entree and choose a cheese sandwich or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead.