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Elementary School Lunch: 05/31 - ending on a high note

Food, JapanKristina PinoComment

It's the last day of the month, so today we got our menus for June's lunches, and boy they look amazing. I can't wait for next week! I won't spoil it now, though.

Here's a look at today's lunch, which looks a lot like curry and salad, but the name of the bowl is actually hashudo beef. Hashudo beef is a tomato-based stew that is a bit like curry, but not exactly (it's got the roux in there, but is prepared differently). The taste has less of a kick to it, and plenty of veggies. This one had potato, carrot, onion, edamame, bits of beef, and mushroom.

The salad was a corn salad with creamy corn dressing. It didn't do much for me though, and I'm disappointed I forgot to take a picture of an extra item we got to enjoy in the staff room:

cucumbers, hand-grown and prepared by our fifth graders!

Our school has tons of garden space in the back, and all the classes have one to tend to. Our fifth graders harvested some cucumbers yesterday, and today they prepared them for eating. We got a bag of 'em in the staff room and got to add those to our salads after our trays were all fixed up. They were absolutely delicious! So fresh, and they were seasoned with salt. I got seconds.

I wasn't kidding with the title of this post when I mention "ending on a high note," though. I believe this day's lunch has the highest caloric content we've been served yet, clocking in at 697! Worth it.