Have you tried the new recipes on the menu this year?
We’ve gradually introduced a few new recipes into our our full-kitchen cafeteria cycle menus and the January/February 2015 lunch menus are the first to feature all four new recipes!
The recipes were deveoped with Chef Kirk Conrad and Chef Guy Koppe (currently the Director of Watertown Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services) from Project Bread. These recipes have been tested in our kitchens and approved by our students through taste tests last spring.
Here’s some info about our newest additions to the menu:
Lemon Oregano Chicken
Inspired by our colleagues from Oakland Unified School District, this recipe uses our bone-in chicken (a favorite among students!) and is baked with a marinade of oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken stock and lemon juice. The marinade helps keep the chicken from drying up and is a fresh twist on our usual baked chicken.
Black Bean Burrito Bowl (vegetarian entree!)
This recipe was adapted from Cambridge Public School’s Black Bean Burrito recipe for our Meatless Monday menus. The black bean burrito bowl includes brown rice, black beans sauteed with onions, peppers, cumin and garlic powder, with corn, salsa, shredded mozzarella and a whole grain tortilla on the side.
Chef Guy and Chef Kirk originally developed this recipe with Lawrence Public Schools for The Healthy School Meals Cookbook. This recipe is inpsired by a Puerto Rican style stewed chicken that includes the bone-in chicken, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, cilantro and a homemade adobo spice mix (chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, oregano, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper).
Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
This recipe has been described as “…a healthier version of Chicken Broccoli Alfredo. There is plenty of garlic, cheese, broccoli, and chicken in this pasta dish, without the added cream.” Also developed for The Healthy School Meals Cookbook, Chef Kirk and Chef Guy adapted this recipe specifically for our ingredients.
If you haven’t tried these items on the menu yet, I’d like to encourage you to get in line*, and give them a try!
Thursday 2/8/15 – Pollo Guisado over Rice
Tuesday 2/13/15 – Lemon Oregano Chicken w/Roll
Monday 2/26/15 – Black Bean Burrito Bowl
Tuesday 2/27/15 – Chicken & Broccoli Pasta
Thursday 2/29/15 – Pollo Guisado over Rice
*Please note, due to the many snow days, these menu dates may vary. Please check with your cafeteria staff for updates!
We would love to hear your feedback about these new items on the menu! Please write to us at SchoolFoodBoston@bostonpublicschools.org with feedback about these items or any items on our menu.
Hope you enjoyed your lunch today!