Wednesday, October 20, 2010
What's for Lunch - Thurs. 10/21
Thursday features one of our new and improved menu items:
Oven-Baked "Fried" Chicken
Garlic Potato Wedges
The oven baked fried chicken is made here with a breading of corn meal, panko bread crumbs, flour, buttermilk and some salt and pepper. It is oven-baked and not fried - hence the quotation marks. (The new menus are a lot of work for the food services staff - thank you!)
The cucumber sticks don't require further description. There's not question that the number of ingredients is way down this year over least - a terrific improvement.
The potato wedges are government commodity potatoes (a cost savings - the staff has been trying to use our free commodity foods very carefully to avoid the worst products like chicken nuggets.). They arrive frozen. I was told they are completely plain potatoes that are only baked with our seasonings. I actually tried htem last month and they were very good. I've asked for the label to confirm they are plain and not fried at any point int he process.
Plus, cinnamon applesauce that should be unsweetened - also a commodity food.