Sometimes, being a lunch lady is a thankless job. Especially when trying a new recipe. I suppose some of the kids might think I'm mean because I try to make a casserole once a week--partially because casseroles are an oddity to many kids. And because, although I'm sure they'd like it, I can't serve chicken nuggets every day.
Yesterday I made one of those new casseroles. My projected count was low--as usual for a casserole day. However, way too many of my young lunchers chose the alternative main dish (a chef salad or the ever too popular peanut butter sandwich). And many of those who had casserole on their trays, wouldn't even try a bite. Not one bite!
However... some brave little souls did take a bite. Then came back and told me...
"If I could get seconds, I'd have thirds."
"I really liked your casserole."
"The casserole is great" (with a thumbs up)