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Made from Scratch
Made from Scratch: Turkey and Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes Anyone? 
Posted on 11/18/2020

New entrees have been added to the free 5-Day Meal Packs available to all children 18 years or younger. The Heat-N-Eat menu items are made from scratch at the Central Kitchen and Bakery and are easily warmed in a microwave.

Food and Nutrition Services staff are preparing and packaging:

 • Chili with Dinner Roll – Homemade chili paired with a whole grain dinner roll, scratch-made in our district bakery
 • Macaroni and Cheese – Scratch made cheese sauce cooked with elbow pasta and topped with cheddar cheese
 • Penne Pasta with Meat Marinara Sauce – Homemade meat marinara on top of penne pasta and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese
 • Turkey Gravy with Mashed Potatoes and Dinner Roll – Homemade turkey gravy, with turkey roasted in-house, served over mashed potatoes with whole grain dinner roll (served as a holiday special)

Preparing the meals in-house provides healthier options and is less expensive than some purchased items. For example, the oatmeal is made from bulk rolled oats and dried fruits, and it contains less sugar than prepackaged options.

The meal packs offer a variety of menu items to meet different learning environments. Entrees can be heated in the microwave while students are learning from home, and there are lunch bags with sandwiches for when in-person learning resumes. The menu items include milk, fruit, and vegetable options.

Look for additional homemade entrees in the upcoming weeks!

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