Tuesday, September 6, 2011

School Lunches

If you want to see how French public school kids eat, watch this.  It's a great piece by CBS News.

We got the school lunch menu for September, and our kids will be eating well.  Want an example of the kinds of four course meals they will be having daily?

The 12th the children will be dining on Tabouleh, Grilled Chicken Legs, Ratatouille and for the cheese course?  Buche de Chévre.

Here are some other highlights...
Spagettis Garniture Bolognaise (Spaghetti Bolognese)
Aiguillettes de Poulet au Curry (Chicken Strips in Curry)
Omelette au Fromage (Cheese Omelette)
Galette Vegetale aux Champignons (Vegetable Gallette with Mushrooms)
Pavé de Truite (Trout Steaks)
Bœuf Bourguignon
Seriously, the list goes on and on.  There is always at least one vegetable, and dessert is usually cheese, fruit or yogurt, with the occasional "Creme Dessert Chocolat" thrown in there.  YUM!

Oh, and did I mention that all the food served at our school is organic (bio)?  Another terrific bonus.

The French take their food very seriously.  It's lovely to know that my kids are going to be exposed to that.


Michelle@ Simplifiy, Live, Love said...

Can you get 3 more kids on your orders? I want my kids to go to school in France, too! ;-)

StayingPositive said...

Oh Michelle. Getting TWO kids on our orders was hard enough! The menus are awesome though. I plan to have lunch with the kids more than a few times this year!