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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What I learned in the Cafeteria this week...

This week and last week have been a blur.  I feel like I'm in constant motion both at work and at home.  I can't seem to catch up on anything.  So this week I learned:

  • Taking Friday off and traveling to North Carolina and back by Sunday will not make you feel rested.  In fact, you may even feel more tired than you did on Thursday.
  • Suggesting that students may be more likely to eat the rolls if they were warmed a little is like suggesting the cafeteria serve Rabbit.  Much resistance will occur.
  • The FDA regulates what schools can and cannot serve.  I do not think anyone from the FDA has ever had to eat school lunch.  If they did, they would know that a) french fries aren't vegetables and b) having them 3 times in one week is just plain disgusting.
  • If a child gets a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a water and a cup of fruit this somehow meets FDA regulations, but chicken and rice doesn' needs more bread.  WTF?
  • The part of the state I live in serves something called a "Walk Away Taco".  Are you familiar?  Me, either.  I was surprised to learn that tomorrow I will be offering a bag of Doritos, a cup of cheese, a cup of taco meat, some salsa and maybe some lettuce for lunch.  The idea is to dump all the toppings into your Doritos bag and instant taco.
  • We're also serving baked beans....I think they count as the vegetable.  LMAO.  Of course, that's not as funny as Doritos qualifying as bread is it?
And I thought french fries were questionable....

7 random thoughts:

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow, wow, wow!! That is hilarious... or is it? Maybe it's just sad. Hope those kids are at least taking their vitamins!! LOL


Poolside with the Girls said...

wow, that's interesting. I considered doing walk away taco's at a Fall Fest party that I had last year, but I never thought I would hear about the being served in school. I believe they are big in the world of tailgating.

My kids rarely order the lunch at school. They tell me that the trays are always wet and it "grosses them out" so I spend 30 minutes making gourmet lunches for them every day.

Good post!

Anonymous said...

we serve those walking tacos at our football games, they are good, but Im surprised they are being served for kids lunches....I cant wait to hear about the mess y'all have to clean up after:(

Dan said...

The walk away taco is called a church taco around here. Almost all the churches offer them during rummage sales, etc. Only difference is that they use corn chips rather than doritos.

Jenners said...

This is kind of scaring me since my Little One could be eating in the cafeteria next year. I hope they don't serve Rabbit!

septembermom said...

The instant taco cracked me up!!

Becca said...

Are you serious with the doritos?! That is about the craziest thing I have ever read. I couldn't imagine my kid coming home and telling me that that is what they had for lunch!

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