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On the vegetarian lunch menu this week…

Mon

CHEESE, TOMATO & LETTUCE SANDWICHES
(walk through)
Tues

VEGETABLE RISOTTO And CHUNCKY PEACH YOGHURT
Wed

SAUSAGE ROLLS And ICEBURG SALAD
Thurs

CHEESE & SPINACH AGNOLOTTI And SPINACH AND FETA SALAD
Fri

CHIPS & BEANS And CHEESECAKE CRUMBLE

Egg free, dairy free, gluten free and vegan options available

Healthy fast food can seem to be a difficult task for many. The key is to have a ready stock of pantry items and some forethought. If you make friends with your freezer, cryovaced fridge products, some UHT products and good quality canned foods, you are well on your way.

Think of the savings to your wallet and your health!

Some ideas to help you:

1    When you make a curry or stew, make double portions and freeze the other for another day or put into pastry for pies.

2    Cut vegetables you won’t get to into pieces for stir fry or roasties and freeze.

3    Use left over mash and add anything then roll in breadcrumbs and freeze for quick croquettes.

4    Use leftover risotto and some cheese and roll into arrancini balls, then freeze.

5    Make burger patties in advance and freeze.

6    Always keep burger buns freshly frozen in the freezer.

7    When you make a lasagna make 2 or 3 at once and freeze the others.

8    Make your own pizza base dough and freeze the dough balls before they rise. When they defrost they will finish rising (my favourite idea). No store bought pizza again!

And don’t forget to buy some of my pasta and curry sauces, chutney or cheeses at the school Open Day (Sunday May 29th) for your pantry!!!

Donna Moor
dmoor@johncolet.nsw.ed.au
Head of Kitchen