IT'S JUST LUNCH!
We are starting our third week into our new food program and it has been very well received! Today we had a notoriously picky kindergartner, eat every last bite of the pesto chicken. His teacher came to tell me!
The older kids are really loving it. Today I heard comments about the pesto that tasted like their families homemade - An 8th graders told me "It's delicious! It's like gourmet!" On Friday, the bean chili with brown rice and homemade pico de gallo was also a hit with all grades. I had initially been a little skeptical about that menu item, but I was proved wrong at the end of the day.
I think the key here, is that the dishes are well prepared and seasoned - not spicy but just very flavorful. Also, the herbs in the sauces are ground very fine, to almost a powder, so kids don't see bit bits of green stuff in their food. It's there, but they don't really see it - they just taste it. Brilliant!
If you have a picky eater, here are some things you might want to try:
When there is a sauce on the chicken you think they might balk at, tell them that today they have chicken, and don't mention the sauce. This Friday, we have tofu fried rice. Tell them they have Chinese fried rice, and don't mention the tofu. Tofu is very bland, and only takes on the flavors it is cooked with. Let them explore it.
"It's just lunch!" Our new motto! One thing, parents can be assured that the food is all freshly made from scratch - whole vegetables - fresh cut fruit - bite size chicken -delicious sauces.
Sign up for the whole month. Do a test - let them try it for one month and see what the outcome is. We bet it will be overwhelmingly positive.
HOW TO ORDER FOR THE WHOLE MONTH. October menus will be coming out this week. Even though you are ordering weekly, before you submit - go to the bottom of the page and hit "Place another Order", then go to week two. Do this for the 3rd & 4th week, then at the end - hit the "Submit for Payment". This will tally your whole order. Please make sure to pay for orders. Orders pending payment are not submitted for the lunch cycle.
Be sure to stop by the Red Rabbit table on Back to School Night. They will be offering samples of the lunches being offered to our students. We think you will be pleased!