Friday, August 31, 2012

Today we had barbeque for lunch. Hamburger or hot dog, or vegetarian burger or dog. Watermelon and cantaloupe were offered as well as bananas. We did offer a baked potato chip as well. This has been very busy week because we tried to get all of the favorites in.  Next week has a few favorites as well. We feel like the students are really liking the lunches and all of the options.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pasta with Brie and fresh tomatoes

Today we served plain pasta or pasta with brie and fresh tomatoes. Pine nuts were an option and because of nut allergies these were sprinkled on top versus mixed into the pasta dish.
  It has  been a first week full of favorites.  So many students remembering their favorites from last year.
The peaches that I have been getting from the farmers market are DELICIOUS.  The varieties are new every week and I learned from a farmer that not all peaches are orange colored, some are white fleshed.
I am so thrilled to be able to buy fresh produce for the McGillis lunch program. The prices are great and the taste is amazing.  Its so nice to buy locally while we can. So many of the farmers are happy to see me and even save cases of produce for me to buy because they like that kids are trying their produce.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Every weekend I go to the Murray Farmers market and purchase peaches, apples, pears, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and anything we can use for lunch. I have made some good friends with farmers and hope to continue our arrangement even after the market ends. Different varieties of apples arrive weekly and our students really enjoy the different tastes. I love the colors and smells of all of the different vegetables and fruits. The students have enjoyed all of this bounty at the salad bar, where they get to choose from all of the colorful veggies to add to their salad. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A lovely lunch for the faculty was served during a week of meetings, lots of planning and preparation prior to school starting.  All of these tomatoes were picked fresh from the school garden.
The other veggies were from the farmers market.
 During these harvest months fresh fruits and veggies from the farmers market are so important to our lunch program.