Today’s lunch was based on her feedback, as well as trying to add more variety to her daily choices. However, she still likes her beets and her chicken – so will have to start incorporating them into actual dishes to keep them interesting. I also want to start including additional items that my mom also cooked – just need to work on my repetoire!
– braised chicken drumettes with savory sesame seasoning
– one survivor braised broccoli
– steamed sliced beets
– spinach goma-ae, or spinach with sesame dressing
– soba noodles with sauteed julienned carrots, onions, sweet peas and aburaage, or deep fried tofu
Her teacher told me not to worry – her lunch isn’t strange at all, and that I should sit at her table or lunch one day. Whew. There is also a Japanese teacher’s aide as well who speaks to my daughter in Japanese – so that was nice to hear!
As for pizza day, the teacher also told me not a big deal – there are many students who don’t eat pizza on Fridays, so I shouldn’t be worried.
To those reading this blog and I’ve bombarded with email reports regarding the blow-by-blow progress of her lunches – sorry to clog your inbox! I’ll just keep this blog updated to diary what the menu is :).