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Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-03-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,289
Posted By flossie
So you serve this warm? (I understand that you...

So you serve this warm? (I understand that you are eating leftovers cold.)
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-03-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,813
Posted By flossie
Are you serving the rice as just plain white...

Are you serving the rice as just plain white rice, or are you topping the rice with the chicken and sauce?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-03-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,539
Posted By flossie
Juice with breakfast. Snacks are both water. ...

Juice with breakfast.
Snacks are both water.
Lunch is milk.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-03-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By flossie
I try to go by serving sizes, mostly. Though the...

I try to go by serving sizes, mostly. Though the teachers often have extra of something available. For instance, on yogurt snack day I put about 3-4 oz in a cup (chart I have says that snack yogurt...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-02-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By flossie
Thanks for the reply. Some of the items you...

Thanks for the reply. Some of the items you listed are actually things that we have at snack. For instance, yogurt with granola, or fruit, or fruit & granola, is a once per week snack. Breakfast...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-02-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By flossie
Do You Have A Recipe For Corn & Black Bean Salad?

I have been basically doing either corn, beans, red bell pepper and a little taco seasoning or corn, beans, red bell pepper and a little vinegar and sugar or corn, cucumber and a little vinegar and...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-02-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By flossie
Do You Use A Rotating Menu? What's It Look Like?

I have had a 6wk rotating menu for a few cycles. But due to the way our preschool center's set up I have been looking to make things easier for myself. (Second preschoolers room is a separate...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-11-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By flossie
Thanks for the replies. I think I've been...

Thanks for the replies. I think I've been spending far too much of my own (i.e. unpaid) time trying to figure this stuff out. It wouldn't be so hard if I were the one doing the shopping, but I am...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-10-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By flossie
What about sugar limits for crackers? My...

What about sugar limits for crackers?

My employer keeps buying vanilla wafers, which I know I have read is not allowable. She also keeps buying animal crackers, which I have not read about at all....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 196,258
Posted By flossie
I'm probably naughty for doing so... But... I was...

I'm probably naughty for doing so... But... I was chuckling as I watched out the kitchen window as a teacher was trying to get the last preschooler inside to get cleaned up for lunch. Their swing and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By flossie
I work in a preschool and child care center. We...

I work in a preschool and child care center. We cannot offer the things that you have listed - that's crazy, ha ha!

We have had cake doughnuts with sprinkles twice - I bought them myself from my...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-04-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By flossie
Aw, yes, sun butter. When we first opened I...

Aw, yes, sun butter. When we first opened I convinced my boss to order that instead of pb due to kids with allergies. But the staff made comments and frowned so much about it that she went to pb. I...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-04-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By flossie
I'm thinking it must be mayo, brown mustard and...

I'm thinking it must be mayo, brown mustard and honey. Do you have a recipe or do you just eye-ball and taste-test?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-03-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By flossie
Funny, ha ha... We literally just had the...

Funny, ha ha... We literally just had the dishwasher pulled out last week. It was being rented and (supposedly) maintained by a company that required her to also purchase detergents/cleansers from...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-01-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By flossie
Does Anyone Work Or Run A Larger Center?

We had around 40 kids all together. This year it is supposed to be at least another 10, probably 20, more kids. I am one person working the kitchen.

I used to bring breakfast to only one preschool...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-01-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By flossie
I'm Looking For New Dip Ideas

For fruit I have been making just a vanilla yogurt, peanut butter and cinnamon dip. The kids love it. But with my boss ordering blueberry or strawberry yogurt, I figure I should have other options.
...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-01-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By flossie
As already mentioned, pasta and red sauce is big...

As already mentioned, pasta and red sauce is big with older babies through the preschoolers at our preschool & daycare center. Every 6 weeks I make rotini with meaty spaghetti sauce (some of the time...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-01-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By flossie
The owner of the preschool & daycare center where...

The owner of the preschool & daycare center where I am the cook did all the researching and signing up to be in the meal program. (I was a school lunch lady prior to this so I was already familiar...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-01-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By flossie
I use it for snack, either in a cup by itself...

I use it for snack, either in a cup by itself with crackers or fresh fruit alongside, or in a cup with a bit of canned fruit on bottom or just granola on top (one or the other but try not to do both...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By flossie
Just a quick note: You could use different breads...

Just a quick note: You could use different breads and fillings to offer a huge variety of sandwiches. I've been using pita pockets, tortillas, dinner rolls (for "sliders" sized sandwiches) and...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-28-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,176
Posted By flossie
Did you serve a meat /alternative with this?

Did you serve a meat /alternative with this?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,989
Posted By flossie
I use a 6wk rotating menu: *Cheese (or meat)...

I use a 6wk rotating menu:

*Cheese (or meat) Ravioli, Bread, Green beans, Peaches
*Chicken nuggets, Baked fries, Cooked carrots, Fresh veg sticks
*Turkey sandwich w/cheese & w/lettuce, Veggie...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,926
Posted By flossie
Goulash and Pizza Casserole are favorites of the...

Goulash and Pizza Casserole are favorites of the current group, toddlers and preschoolers alike.

Goulash is elbows, ground beef, pasta sauce with paprika added.

Pizza casserole is rotini,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By flossie
How to Handle Seconds (In A Preschool, Not Home)?

Primarily I am thinking about the toddlers. One of the teachers for that group often asks me to provide "more hot dogs", "more goulash", "more chicken nuggets", etc. The toddler lunch time is a half...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,248
Posted By flossie
I have a 6wk menu cycle. Currently we do: ...

I have a 6wk menu cycle. Currently we do:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Cereal w/milk & Juice
Tuesday - Scrambled eggs, orange slices, milk
Bagel with pb, banana (& fresh strawbs sometimes), milk...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By flossie
What about a ranch dip for the celery? The...

What about a ranch dip for the celery? The preschool kids, as well as the toddlers, will eat ANYTHING dipped in ranch.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By flossie
I've been able to add them to my menu by adding a...

I've been able to add them to my menu by adding a spread of refried beans to cheese quesadillas and by making a cold corn/bean/bell pepper salad. I'm intending to take a risk on the next menu cycle...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By flossie
Page 10 of what? (I do have a printout of cereals...

Page 10 of what? (I do have a printout of cereals from a link on this forum, think from Providers Choice.) Now that I looked more closely, I see you are correct in that the raisin bran's sugar is too...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 05-26-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By flossie
Thank you for posting the link. I actually have...

Thank you for posting the link. I actually have looked at that already. What I learned from it was that I've been making it harder on myself than necessary, ha ha.

At my second (weekend) job I had...
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