We have been working with the Centreville Community School to supply healthy alternatives along with their regular menu. Kirsten has put together quite a few recipes for them including squash soup, hamburger vegetable soup, leek and potato soup, potato wedges with bacon, and also planned on a sweet potato sausage bake. We got quite a surprise last week to learn from the school nutritionists that our locally cured bacon from organic pasture raised pigs is of low nutritional value and cannot be served in a school cafeteria. We were shocked that a small amount of bacon was unacceptable and yet pizza, hamburger, and cookies are apparently no problem.
Well, Kirsten made a really special meal tonight for us including the bacon/potato wedges, marinated pork tenderloin, and a fresh spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette. It was really special and I feel very privileged to be able to enjoy such a treat.
Still can't understand why our kids can't have a little bacon on their potato wedges at school but I guess that is why we have professionals to make those decisions....
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