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    Here's our lunch menu for this week and its free

    Monday
    Tuesday Wednesday
    Thursday Friday
    Soup of the Day Soup of the Day Soup of the Day Soup of the Day Soup of the Day
    Autumn Vegetable Soup (V) Vegetable Scotch Broth (V)
    Cream Of Leek Soup (V) Beetroot And Potato Soup (V) Celery And Parsley Broth (V)
    Main Course Main Course Main Course Main Course Main Course
    Lemon And Pepper Turkey Escalope Spicy Beef Tacos With Sour Cream Lamb Balti With Chutney Roast Leg Of Pork With Glazed Apple Battered Fillet Of Fish With Tartare Sauce And Lemon Wedge
    Vegetarian Vegetarian Vegetarian Vegetarian Vegetarian
    Cauliflower And Beetroot Tempura With Soya Dip (V) Roasted Vegetable Cassoulet (V) Vegetable Jalfriezi With Lentils (V) Vegetarian Sausage Wellington (V) Mexican Bean And Vegetable Burrito (V)
    Chefs Choice Chefs Choice Chefs Choice Chefs Choice Chefs Choice
    Pork And Bramley Apple Burger Hot Chicken Caesar Salad Brie Leek And Broccoli Strudel (V) Welsh Rarebit Topped With Smoked Haddock Hot Chicken Tikka Baguette
    Potato and Vegetables Potato and Vegetables Potato and Vegetables Potato and Vegetables Potato and Vegetables
    Sautéed Leeks And Broccoli
    Roasted Root Vegetables
    Gratin Potatoes
    Boiled Rice
    Vichy Carrots
    Mixed Green Vegetables
    Boiled Brown Rice
    Sambals
    Green Beans
    Roast Potatoes
    Creamed Carrot And Swede
    Spicy Green Cabbage
    Chips
    Mushy Peas
    Garden Peas
    Dessert
    Dessert Dessert Dessert Dessert
    Glazed Lemon Tart
    Or Yoghurt Bar
    Orchard Fruit Crumble And Custard
    Or Yoghurt Bar
    Banana Custard
    Or Yoghurt Bar
    Steamed Jam Sponge And Custard
    Or Yoghurt Bar
    Manchester Tart
    Or Yoghurt Bar

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    now the above is what i call a school dinner menu i could have that each day and still would be happy compaired to the baggets and pizza i get here and have to pay -_- dispite im on duty but i just wait till the end of lunch for the leftovers they be free :P

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    3 Week Menu for us
    Week 1 Week 2 Week3
    Monday Chicken Curry
    Lentil and Spinach Curry


    Rice
    Mixed Vegetables

    Chocolate Beetroot Cake and Sauce
    Bolognaise or Chilli


    Vegetarian Bolognaise or
    Vegetarian Chilli

    Pasta or Rice
    Vegetables

    Lemon Sponge and Custard
    Midi Grill
    Vegetarian Midi Grill


    Scrambled Egg


    Fruit Cheesecake
    Tuesday Oven Baked Sausages
    Vegetarian Sausages

    Mashed Potato
    Vegetables
    Gravy

    Oaty Date Slice with Custard
    Chicken Penne
    Mushroom Penne

    Mixed Green Salad



    Apple Crumble and Custard
    Beef Lasagne
    Vegetable Lasagne

    Mixed Salad
    Garlic Bread


    Fruit Sponge and Sauce
    Wednesday Chicken and Vegetable Pie
    Vegetable Crumble

    Mashed Potato
    Vegetables
    Gravy

    Fruit Trifle
    Beef Stew or Lamb Stew
    Vegetable Stew

    Freshly Baked Crusty White Roll or Mashed Potato


    Fruit in Jelly
    Meat Curry
    Lentil and Spinach Curry

    Rice
    Mixed Vegetables


    Cheery Pie and Custard
    Thursday Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
    Macaroni Cheese

    Mashed Potato
    Vegetables
    Gravy

    Fruity Rice Pudding
    Roast Pork and Apple Sauce
    Leek and Pasta Bake


    Mashed Potato
    Vegetables
    Gravy

    Oaty Fruit Crumble and Custard
    Roast Turkey and Stuffing
    Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake


    Mashed and Roast Potato
    Vegetables
    Gravy

    Eves Pudding and Custard
    Friday Breaded White Fish
    Vegetable Quiche

    Chipped Potatoes
    Peas


    Fruit Salad and Cream
    Breaded Salmon
    Cheese Omelette

    Chipped Potatoes
    Peas


    Carrot Cake and a Glass of Milk
    Breaded White Fish
    Pasta Italian with Cheese

    Chipped Potatoes
    Peas


    Peaches and Icecream or Sauce

    Chicken Tikka pasta pots, light pasta pots, salad bar or sandwiches are also available.

    £2.15 for the kids, £4 I think for staff (I buy bulk dinner tickets)
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    Ours for this week
    School Dinners-lunch.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    Can yours beat this?

    I had this lovely chicken wrap for lunch today and it only cost me £1.40!!!!Attachment 21459
    @Disaster - where is the salad / salsa / soured cream etc ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Hahahaha! That is bad, sorry for laughing.

    I wont tell you that I had a bowl of soup with bread and butter, followed by chilli beef and noodles finished with a chocolate brownie and cream then? Oh, that is free ;-)
    +1 to this. Not to rub it in or anything.... Well, actually slightly different but you get the idea FREEE FOOOOOOOODDDD!!

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    Why do some places charge staff more? Seems a bit odd, if they are the same portion sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Why do some places charge staff more? Seems a bit odd, if they are the same portion sizes?
    Staff get charged VAT, students don't.

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    The dinners at my school are really awesome!

    Main meal which includes a soup an main or main and dessert costs £2.64 for staff.



    Recent highlights include calamari, swordfish, roast beef, roast lamb...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    @Disaster - where is the salad / salsa / soured cream etc ??
    That's extra. A spoonful and a half of Colseslaw was 43p!

    Our menu looks ace on paper too, but this is the the reality. The canteen staff are ace though and do sort me out where they can and they are well understaffed.

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    I don't eat from our canteen, but its mostly good stuff!

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    Our canteen has the option of good stuff but it has the usual chips and burgers too. The trouble is, the kids don't want the good stuff and always go for the chips and burgers. When the chips and burgers are withdrawn they don't buy food from the canteen. The catering manager here hates that she has to serve crap but she's damned if she does and she's damned if she doesn't.

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    School Dinners-cam00319.jpg

    This was todays lunch. Stir Fry. I had to add the potatoes as an extra for obvious reasons. Please note: My hand is actually resting on the plate for scale. It's not brought forward to make my din dins looks small!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
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    This was todays lunch. Stir Fry. I had to add the potatoes as an extra for obvious reasons. Please note: My hand is actually resting on the plate for scale. It's not brought forward to make my din dins looks small!
    How do we know you dont have giant hands?

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    Ha, just measured my hand and it's about 1cm shorter than the plate's diameter. 21cm my hand.

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