As many of you know, Chris and I are both high school teachers. I work in a district-run public school and he works in a state-run tech school which has a culinary program. When he sent me a copy of their lunch menu for today, I knew I had a great blog topic. Let's compare the lunch that was available for the adults in each building today.
Soup of the Day: Vegetable, $1.50.
Choice One: Deli bar - choice of ham or turkey "roll" with sliced American or mozzarella cheese on a white hard roll or wrap, served with a 2-oz. cup of shredded lettuce and one slice of anemic-looking tomato, a 4-oz. cup of vegetable soup (made with yesterday's leftovers), and a portion of canned pineapple chunks for $3.50.
Choice Two: Hot lunch - Chicken fajita wrap (an ice-cream scoop of shredded chicken with taco seasoning on a cold white tortilla) served with salsa and shredded cheese, that 2-oz. shredded lettuce and tomato cup (see above), seasoned corn (no matter what it is, the vegetable of the day is always "seasoned" which means it has plenty of salt, and maybe some pepper), and a fruit cocktail cup for $3.50.
Hey, at least the main "entree" isn't the once-a-month fan favorite (yes, I'm being sarcastic...)Chicken "Fryz" (picture something the size of a McDonald's French fry only browner and soggier with a dental-floss-size strip of chicken in the center, and yes, they spell it that way).
Soup of the Day: Crab Bisque, $2.00.
Choice One: Chicken Quesadilla: "Toasted tortilla shell filled with cheese, diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers and roasted shredded chicken accompanied by salsa and sour cream." $6.00
Choice Two: Manicotti and Meatballs: "Pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese with marinara sauce and meatballs, served with a side salad and garlic bread." $6.50
Choice Three: Grilled Flank Steak: "Grilled marinated flank steak served with a loaded baked potato and vegetable." $6.50
Heart Smart Choice: Baked Cod Fish: Cod fish baked in a lemon beurre blanc with a brown rice pilaf and vegetable." $6.50
It's just not fair.