Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Making a Hot Lunch For School Students

Our children go to a private school that is supported by a few churches in our conference.  It is a small sized school with about 80 students and 7 teachers.  There is no cafeteria.  Every student takes a packed lunch.

I graduated 26 years ago. (now you know my age!)  Back then, we took a brown paper bag with things like a sandwich, cookies ( a Twinkie or a Swiss Roll was eyed with envy!), or anything cold that could be eaten easily with a spoon or your fingers.

Nowadays, the students take anything available for eating.  Each room has a microwave to heat up leftovers.

About once a month, 3 or 4 mothers make and take a full course hot meal for the students to enjoy.

This month happens to be my turn to be in charge of the hot lunch.  My mind was somewhat blank for ideas.   Usually, I like it to be a meal they will get full on and not so many items.  I kept thinking about it.

This is what I came up with-

Roll w/ butter
Pickled Eggs
Cherry and Blueberry Delight

I have fretted about the amount of spaghetti for several days now until my husband is about to go crazy.  But I am so scared I will run out of food.

According to my aunt, my fretting is needless.  One 18 qt. roaster will feed 75 people.  I am fixing for 100.

 So... one roaster and another smaller roaster, that is about 12 qt., should be plenty.  Unless, all the children eat spaghetti like my family does and then it may get all eaten up!

 I will have 10 lbs. cooked spaghetti with sauce and hamburger.

What do you think?

Will any of the students go hungry?


Julia said...

Voni- we have a notebook we keep at school with who takes what and how much they take and how much is used. Takes so much of the guesswork out of it. We just did Lasagna and took 5- 9x13 pans and had about a half a pan left. We had lettuce salad, homemade breadsticks, and Cherry delight. Took 5 pans of the cherry delight and had 1 1/2 left. Be interesting to hear how it goes for you. Do you take the whole meal in or do it in groups?

Frugal Pals said...

Thanks, Julia! We have a book too but it starts in Jan. 2010. We do it in groups, but I'm in charge, so I take care of deciding how much. We are having 6 pans of cherry and blueberry delight, so it sounds like we have plenty of that!


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