Friday, March 30, 2012

Cheese enchiladas

Today we served cheese enchiladas. We offer green tomatillo sauce or red enchilada sauce as a topping. We served pinto beans on the side as well as blue corn chips. The strawberries are delightful right now and wow did the students enjoy them.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Today we served pasta with sauce. We have found that long spaghetti is very hard to serve when serving this many people so we use a short pasta called gemelli.
The sauce as always is made by us. The smell of fresh garlic can bring in lots of curious visitors inquiring about lunch. Roasted broccoli was the side dish.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

vegetarian meatball sub sandwich

Today we served vegetarian meatball subs. Steamed broccoli and cauliflower were the side options. This is a favorite and most students can't tell that the meatballs are vegetarian.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today we served chicken drumsticks. Falafel was on the menu but my supplier had a problem and there was a shortage of falafel in the valley. We switched to chicken drumsticks and most kids were really pleased. We will try again to fit falafel into the menu.

roasted veggie pasta

Today we served roasted veggie pasta. YUM.
So after serving McGillis students lunch for about 12 years, I have noticed that kids change their eating patterns with the seasons and spring is a time when they start to eat lots of food.
I am not sure if its part of the spring fever process but its amazing how much food they have eaten these past few warm days. They just can't get enough. We try to make kid friendly options at the fruit and salad bar and give them a hefty serving of the main entree.
When it gets really warm out then the students cut back on the food that they eat, until then we will try to meet their needs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today we served broccoli potato cheese soup. It is one of my favorite soups that we make here at McGillis. The broccoli is a new addition and most students do not protest.
The salad bar had a mexican theme today with black beans and spicy chicken, peppers, and tortilla strips for a little crunch.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mac and cheese

Today we served mac and cheese. Plain pasta was also an option. Today we served seaweed on the salad bar and wow did we run out quickly. Not only did the students try it they wanted multiple servings so we ran out quickly.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fish sticks / Fish tacos

Today we served fish sticks and or fish tacos. We served the fish with roasted potatoes.
Cole slaw and mango salsa are the condiments for the tacos.
Fish sticks are very popular with the students and faculty.
These fish sticks are real fillets of fish lightly breaded.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

lomein noodles and eggrolls

Today we served lomein noodles and egg rolls. The noodles are mixed with lots of veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, celery, green onions, carrots and cabbage. The egg rolls are filled with veggies as well. Oranges and sliced apples were options today. The salad bar had an asian theme today with edamame, crunchy noodles and a wonderful tangy asian dressing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Today we served pizza bagels. Roasted veggies were offered. Grapes were a fruit option.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich

Today we served tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. The Purim cookies were served with lunch and the students were quite happy to have them, as Josh has been talking about Purim.

Wednesday pizza again

Today we made 450 Hamentaschen cookies for Purim tomorrow. So we served pizza because it is the easiest entree to serve while we made the cookies. Fresh strawberries and yogurt were the side dishes. Hamentaschen cookies are a labor intensive cookie to make!

Ask your child why the cookie is shaped like a triangle.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Today we served lasagna. We served it with a baci roll. Salad bar was very popular today!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Family group lunch

WOW is officially over and we start family group lunches today. Today our specialty sandwich is Greek veggie wraps as well as peanut butter and jelly, turkey and cheese sandwiches.
It has been six weeks since we have had family groups and I am sure we will all be a bit confused.

I am so appreciative that this year we were allowed to stop family group lunches during WOW.
Two sack lunches are just not ideal. Most students and parents that I talked to agreed.

Next week the specialty sandwich is chicken burrito. A clear favorite. Yum

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Chicken tenders

Today we served chicken tenders. These are lightly breaded and baked, never fried.
We served corn and or carrots and celery as side dishes.
Orange and apple slices were on the fruit bar.

Wednesday vegetable soup and grilled cheese

Today we served vegetable soup and grilled cheese. Some how we have magically pre planned soup to be served on cold and wintery days.
The vegetable soup is popular, but with a grilled cheese who does not like vegetable soup?
A student asked me what brand of soup it was so that he could ask his mom to buy the same kind.
Although I was glad he liked the soup, I was disappointed that he did not know that we make our soups from scratch here at McGillis. We absolutely make all of our soups and sauces from scratch. There are a few quality pre made soups and sauces but we think our own is better!
We have posted lots of our recipes on this blog.