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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving and the Inspector

Here's a little story about a school serving Thanksgiving.

It involves mass quantities of bits of turkey smothered in gravy.  It is important to note that this contains soy.  I know I was surprised too.

It includes magic mashed potatoes.  These little freezed dried pearls instantly turn into mashed potatoes when you add hot water.  And though the Naked Chef would disagree they are actually quite yummy. 

Because you can never have too many potatoes this meal also includes the sweet version--covered in brown sugar, stuffing from scratch and corn.

It involves an entire day of planning and if you are lucky a little extra help on serving day.

More than 2/3's of the entire school ate today.

More than 20 teachers ate today.

I have been acting manager in the cafeteria for the last 16 days.  Today, on the Thanksgiving meal, the state health inspector showed up to inspect the kitchen.


No.  I'm not kidding you.

But I'm happy to report that we were violation free!  NOT. ONE. VIOLATION.  Not a box on the ground, not a chart left unmarked, not a temperature out of line!

Thanksgiving and the Inspector.  It has a happy ending.

6 random thoughts:

Kristie Maynard said...

Congrats on the perfect inspection and the great meal! Sounds like you are doing a bang up job!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the school should be thankful for you ;)


Becca said...

Wow! Could they have picked a busier day?! Sounds like you are doing a fabulous job!

septembermom said...

Glad that you survived the inspector's visit. Sounds like you're doing an awesome job. Busy, busy, busy, you are. I would be tired, tired, tired...

TortugaRachel said...

Glad you had a successful inspection, although you gotta wonder about an organization that comes to inspect on a day such as that.

I, personally, LOVE the mashed taters at my kids' schools!!

Jenners said...

Obviously the inspector is pure evil ... but YAY for you. You should feel proud!!!!

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