Fearless Friday: Caramelized Turnips

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

Today’s Fearless Friday vegetable preparation in Lower School is Caramelized Turnips. AC Lunch Lady Patty Babcock did the honors with Super Chef Yessie Roman. Did everyone like it? Watch the video, then try the recipe for yourself!

Recipe: Caramelized Turnips

Ingredients:

3 cups small diced peeled turnips
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of veggie broth
1 Tbs butter, or more as needed
 1 Tbs Extra Virgin olive oil
2 Tbs sugar

Preparation:

  1. Place Turnips into skillet with water and broth over medium heat, and simmer until the water evaporated and turnips are tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the oil, and sprinkle on the sugar.
  3. Gently cook the turnips they are a little brown and sticky coating on the turnips, about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve hot. Enjoy.
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AC Lunch Survey – Part 2

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by Tony Tepedino

Guest post by Allendale Columbia School, Food Service Manager, Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch. Make sure to follow @aclunchladies on Twitter!

Here are the rest of the survey results!

Favorite Lunch
Upper School

  1. Panini
  2. Chicken cordon bleu/broccoli cheese chicken
  3. Pizza quesadilla

Middle School

  1. Panini
  2. Pizza
  3. Sweet and sour chicken

Lower School

  1. Pizza
  2. Pasta
  3. Grilled cheese

Favorite Dessert
Upper School

  1. Ice cream (especially ice cream sundae bar)
  2. Cookie (especially raspberry filled)
  3. Cannoli
  4. Blond brownie

Middle School

  1. Ice cream (especially fudgesicles)
  2. Cookie/ Churro
  3. Brownie

Lower School

  1. Ice cream (especially fudgesicles)
  2. Cannoli
  3. Cookie/ Brownie

We Should Never Have This Again
Upper School

  1. Mexican skillet
  2. Subs
  3. Chili/ Grilled cheese

Middle School

  1. Chicken cordon bleu
  2. Chili
  3. Subs

Lower School

  1. Chicken cordon bleu
  2. Panini
  3. Italian chicken

Ideas for Something New
Upper School

  1. Macaroni and cheese
  2. Lo Mein
  3. Lemonade

Middle School

  1. Smoothies
  2. Ice cream bar
  3. Fried dough

Lower School

  1. Ice cream bar
  2. Macaroni and cheese
  3. Waffles/pancakes
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AC Lunch Survey – The results are in! Part 1

Posted on June 2nd, 2013 by Tony Tepedino

Guest post by Allendale Columbia School, Food Service Manager, Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch. Make sure to follow @aclunchladies on Twitter!

A few weeks ago, students from all divisions and faculty/staff were invited to express their opinion on a variety of topics about our school lunch program.  We asked for favorite lunches, soups, vegetarian options, salad bar items, and desserts.  We also asked for new ideas and any items that they would prefer to never have again.

The response was overwhelming, and we received lots of great information and ideas.  We will be using the results in menu planning for next year.  Popular meals will be served more often and entrees will occasionally differ by division to accommodate the preferences of different age groups.  We will decrease the frequency of less popular meals, move them from the main entrée to an AC special, or in some cases, remove them completely.  We will also begin to incorporate many of the great new ideas into the menu.

Some results were not so surprising.  The students really like pizza, cookies, and ice cream!  Some results were more interesting, for example, two of the Upper School’s top rated entrees were on the Lower School’s list of what they would like us to never serve again!  Look for more survey results in Part 2.

Favorite Soup
Upper School

  1. Red pepper Gouda
  2. Italian wedding
  3. Chicken noodle

Middle School

  1. Italian wedding
  2. Chicken noodle
  3. Tomato

Lower School

  1. Chicken noodle
  2. Italian wedding
  3. Tomato

Favorite Vegetarian Entrée
Upper School

  1. Eggroll
  2. Black bean burger/ Cheese pizza
  3. Vegetarian Panini/ Black bean couscous salad

Middle School

  1. Pizza
  2. Eggroll
  3. Panini/ Portabella mushroom/ Veggie skillet

Lower School

  1. Pizza
  2. Pasta
  3. Refried beans

Favorite Salad Bar Item
Upper School

  1. Salad/spring mix
  2. Yogurt
  3. Granola
  4. Chinese noodles

Middle School

  1. Yogurt
  2. Strawberries
  3. Granola

Lower School

  1. Salad
  2. Strawberries
  3. Oranges/ Grapes
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