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VOLUME 6, ISSUE 5, DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Welcome Rex Longmire! New Support Assistant

Please welcome Rex Longmire to the Food and Nutrition Services Team! Rex has been working with Clay County District Schools for the past 7 years. He started out as a custodian at SLE where he worked for 3 years, before working as a Courier and a Warehouser at the District office for the past 4 years. In 2016 he graduated from Flagler College with his Bachelors degree in Public Administration. In Rex's free time he enjoys sports. He likes to go to all of the school games and is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Rex says that he looks forward to helping out the team of Cafeteria Managers everyday.


Welcome aboard Rex!

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Halloween Around the County!

We're Hiring!

Are you interested in training to become a Cafeteria Manager? We currently have openings for our 10 month Manager Intern position. The starting salary is $23,370- $25,479. If you are interested please apply online at https://www.oneclay.net and click on the Employment tab. If you have any questions, please contact Susie Glover at 904-336-6854.


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Come Try the New Cowboy Burger on the Food Truck!

A beef burger, topped with melted cheese and onion rings on a bun. Served with a side of fries, a fresh fruit, a fresh vegetable, and milk. Add your choice of toppings, such as BBQ sauce, fresh romaine, lettuce, & pickle cup, and jalapeno peppers!
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Stay Healthy Throughout the Holidays!

Eat a varied diet that includes the micronutrients that you need for continued good health during this busy time of year.

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Roasted Chicken & Winter Squash Over Mixed Greens

This hearty salad comes together with little effort, since the squash and chicken can roast together on the same sheet pan. Prep the dressing and the salad greens while the chicken is roasting.

Ingredients

    • 2½ pounds delicata or acorn squash (see Tip)
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard, divided
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
    • 1 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
    • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
    • 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
    • 8 cups mixed salad greens
    • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 4 teaspoons salted roasted pumpkin seeds

Directions

  • 1Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Cut crosswise into 1-inch slices.
  • 3Combine 1 tablespoon oil, 1½ tablespoons mustard, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, ½ tablespoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon pepper, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and the squash and stir to coat. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared pan.
  • 4Bake, without stirring or flipping, until the squash starts to brown and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, 20 to 22 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and slice.
  • 5Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, ½ tablespoon mustard, 1½ tablespoons lemon juice, maple syrup, thyme, and the remaining ½ teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add greens and toss to coat.
  • 6Divide the greens among 4 serving plates. Top with the chicken and squash, Parmesan, and pumpkin seeds.
  • Tip: You can find delicata and acorn squash in the produce section of many grocery stores. Delicata squash has an edible rind, but acorn squash does not, so you can remove the rind of acorn squash before serving or simply eat around it.

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December Safety Tip

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Cut it Out

  • In order to avoid any cuts or scrapes, try cutting away from your body while using a stabilized cutting surface such as a cutting board when chopping something.
  • Waiting until food is completely thawed before cutting into it will also help prevent cuts due to the fact that there will be less of a struggle to get the knife through the food.
  • Only use a knife for its intended purpose.
  • DON’T try and catch falling knives. The chances of you catching it in a way that doesn’t lead to an injury are slim to none.
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  • DECEMBER 17th: Early Dismissal - Secondary Schools
  • DECEMBER 18th:Early Dismissal - Secondary Schools
  • DECEMBER 19th:Early Dismissal - All Schools
  • DECEMBER 20th - January 4th: Christmas Break
  • JANUARY 7th: Planning Day
  • JANUARY 8th: Students Return to School
  • JANUARY 21ST: Martin Luther King Day
  • JANUARY 28th-1st : Literacy Week (Elementary Schools)
  • JANUARY 30th : 100th Day of School (Elementary Schools)
  • JANUARY 30th: Early Dismissal - Elementary

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