What's for Lunch - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

From the Ranch to you...
Hamburger or Cheeseburger with all the trimmings
Homemade Cole Slaw
Homemade Potato Salad
Red & Green Grapes

Our district has discontinued the use of most USDA commodity beef for a variety of health reasons and contracted with a New York State farm to provide beef raised without antibiotics and hormones. Yeah!!!! It is more expensive and there is less beef on the menu as a result but it is a huge improvement in the quality of our lunches. So, enjoy your hamburger on a whole grain bun!! 

Homemade Cole Slaw and Potato Salad - Ingredients unavailable.
What's for lunch - Wednesday - December 4th, 2013

Cup of Soup 
Thin Crust Pizza with Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella
Add meatballs on request
Caesar Salad
Petite Banana

I apologize - I do not have any information about the soup.
We make the pizza ourselves - we do not serve highly processed frozen pizzas. For our various pizzas, we use the Red Pack vitamin enhanced tomato sauce. The sodium at 140mg is much lower than we previously used. Here are the ingredients: Tomato Concentrate (Water, Tomato Paste), Sugar, Soybean Oil, Potassium Chloride, Onion Powder, Salt, Citric Acid, Spice, Garlic Powder, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Black Pepper, Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Natural Flavor, Vitamin A (Retinol Palmitate). The cheese is a USDA commodity part skim mozzarella. Ingredients are cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes. The sodium is 240mg/oz - we use 2 ounces. The meatballs are processed, cooked and frozen by Tyson from commodity beef and although we've improved the beef in our hamburgers, the same is not true for the meatballs. Ingredients are: Ground beef (not more than 20% fat), water, bread crumbs (bleached wheat flour, salt, yeast, dextrose, and soybean oil), seasoning (salt, dehydrated onion, dehydrated celery, garlic powder, spices, soybean oil), tomato puree (tomatoes and citric acid), grated parmesan cheese [(cultured part-skim milk, salt and enzymes), cellulose powder, potassium sorbate], grated romano cheese made from cow's milk [(cultured pasteurized part-skim milk, salt and enzymes), cellulose powder, potassium sorbate]. They have 9g of fat (3 are saturated) and 450 mg of sodium.
The Caesar salad is romaine lettuce. The Caesar salad dressing is organic by Chelten. Here are the ingredients: filtered water, organic soybean oil, organic white vinegar, organic Parmesan cheese (pasteurized organic cow's milk, salt, cheese cultures, microbial enzymes, organic potato starch), pasteurized organic frozen whole egg yolks, salt, organic sugar, organic ground mustard seed, organic garlic powder organic onion powder, organic black pepper, xanthan gum. (in 2 tbsp - 8 g fat, 160 mg sodium).