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We have such a good lunch today.  Here is what we’re working on in the kitchen:

 

Starting off, we have our delicious Chicken Soup!  The chicken stock for our soup, which includes 120 pounds of golden roasted chicken carcasses, carrots, celery and onions, has been cooking …

Posted by chef on Friday September 23
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This is how we do it--Best School Lunch Program

It’s that time again! Welcome back to school – officially! I hope everyone had a lovely summer with lots of time to relax, reflect and get ready to hit the books again. Let’s have fun this year! To start the year in this blog, I feel it's important to explain how we do what we do. …

Posted by chef on Thursday September 8
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Back to School -- it's Time!

5 Ideas for a Week's Worth of Lunches, Plus 2 New Recipes!

While I’m not a kid anymore, I do feel the pull of back-to-school during August. As a kid it meant getting brand new school supplies…a book satchel, crayons, tablets, pencils, spiral notebooks, etc. They were clean and perfect,…

Posted by chef on Friday September 2
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South of the Border, Down Mexico Way

For today’s lunch Chef Oscar is taking us south of the border. Here’s what he has in mind for lunch today:

We’ll have one of my all-time favorite soups – Tortilla Soup! I was explaining to Oscar this morning how we made it the first year I was here. At that time we made it a…

Posted by chef on Thursday May 26
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Vegetarian Entree, Si and Cuban Sandwich, Si Si!

Good Morning! What a nice PA Annual Tea yesterday. Congratulations to all of you who were recognized for your long service at Calhoun. It’s wonderful that we have such a dedicated staff of professionals to work with. And thanks to the PA for their beautiful expression of appreciation for all …

Posted by chef on Thursday May 19
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Good News on a Chilly Day

We have some good news that might just warm your heart a bit. Oscar Benavidez who washed our pots for 6 years, went to culinary school, and has been working as a line cook for 2 years, has been promoted to the position of Chef. Oscar has proven that he can manage the cooking of a two weeks menu plan…

Posted by chef on Thursday April 7
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A Day for Staying in Bed!

Kind of a cold and raw morning, huh? It’s a perfect day for staying in your jammies, snuggled in your warm bed. But, alas, it’s Wednesday and we all need to be here today!

For today’s lunch Chef Katie is cooking food from the cuisines of South Asia. Here’s what’s …

Posted by chef on Wednesday February 24
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Wooo Hooo! Give me another cup of Broccoli Soup!

Good Morning! Hurray ! The rain is coming to wash all the remaining mess away! The streets and sidewalks will be back to “normal”. Time for another snowstorm!

The soup today is the Broccoli Soup. I don’t think we’ve talked about the health benefits of broccoli this year. It&…

Posted by chef on Wednesday February 3
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Loving the Flavors of Asia on a Winter Day

There are at least 3 people around the country this morning celebrating having won around $550 million last night. They will share the largest lottery win ever, around $1.6 billion! You probably know by now that I’m not one of them! But that’s okay, I do love my job and I’d still …

Posted by chef on Thursday January 14
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Jose's Old Clothes

Yesterday’s trip to the New York Stock Exchange was so much fun. It’s a fascinating place and totally lacked the frenzy and screaming that I was expecting. Still it’s a very impressive place and you feel it’s importance. Too bad it was such a dismal day for the market. As I …

Posted by chef on Thursday January 7
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