Thursday, February 18, 2010

MRH Visit

We went out to the schools today to help prepare mashed potatoes and serve lunch to the MRH kids. It was great to meet more of the food service staff and participate in school lunch!

Those kids eat well! Today's lunch was Oven Baked BBQ Chicken, Broccoli w/ Cheese, Missouri Mashed Potatoes, and a Whole Wheat Roll. Plus milk or juice and anything off the salad bar. I tried everything on my lunch tray and it was delicious!

The mashed potatoes have gone through a few upgrades. We started with Cheddar Garlic Mashed Potatoes (potatoes, milk, cheddar cheese, butter, garlic, salt, black pepper) and slowly decreased the seasoning until we ended up with plain mashed potatoes (potatoes, milk, butter, salt, black pepper). Garlic was overpowering for the kids, so the plain potatoes are much more palatable. Thanks to feedback from food service staff, we're able to keep on tweaking the recipes to make them kid-friendly.

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