LAKER MARKETPLACE NEWS
WHAT'S COOKIN February 2016
Local Produce From Wozupi Gardens To Start In May
At Wozupi, (pronounced Whoa-ju-pee) they organically grow a variety of produce on 13 acres of land, make honey from their own honey bees, tap and bottle their own maple syrup and raise chickens for eggs. Visit their website at www.wozupi.com to check out more and also what farmers markets they are at.
I'm excited for you all to be able to put these local products on your garden bars!
New Menu Items Tried In January
A couple schools tried fresh chicken instead of processed chicken. We will be incorporating fresh chicken where possible on future menus
Homemade Lo-Mein: Most at elementary and middle school kids gave a "thumbs up" on this one-Asian dishes are becoming more and more popular
Yogurt Smoothies: overall kids loved it. It was trial and error the first day! The little ones had trouble balancing them, but everyone seemed to quickly figure it out.
Local Grass Fed Hot Dogs: All schools tried a "better for you" hot dog from 1,000 Hills Cattle Company in Cannon Falls. It's local, does not contain nitrates and comes from cattle who are grass fed. Kids liked it overall so it now will be our hot dog we serve on all menus in the future.
Thai Chili Chicken over Rice: PLHS tried a spicier dish with the kids.
Pizza Burger: PLHS went old school and made the recipe we all used to enjoy! Students loved it
Cheeseburger Stuffed Hoagie: Twin and Hidden Oaks gave this new recipe a whirl. It had mixed reviews. We will try again and see if kids catch on to it.
Adding Those Special Touches
One thing to keep in mind as you garnish is food allergies. Be aware of this and let me know if you question something.
Add a lemon wedge for flavor and color
HOMS likes to cook and chop their own bacon instead of bacon bits
PLHS adds sesame seeds and siracha for added color and flavor
Come Rain, Sleet, or Snow, the Kids Still Get Fed!
Kris (custodian) chips in to help clear the path-thanks Kris!
Penny checks to make sure she doesn't need snow tires on her cart
Elle actually looks like she is enjoying herself!
Focus Groups Were A Success
Great Recipe Ideas Online-Check It Out
Luaus at Grainwood & Jeffers Pond
Upcoming Events for February
Servsafe test at DSC
February 10: 2:30 All staff mandatory meeting at the DSC
February 12: Valentines Day celebration at all schools for lunch
February 11 &
February 16: Referendum meetings-at Twin Oaks. Attendance is not mandatory.
-February 23: This date is set for the Lake House Cafe opening at Prior Lake High School
March 3: Dan Patch Chapter 19 Meeting
-The Chapter will be doing a community service project to help feed hunger as well as 1000 Hills Cattle Company speaker discussing the benefits of grass fed animals. It is worth 2 CEU's. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org