French toast is kind of a strange thing to serve at lunch, but I didn’t complain when I was in school and it was on the menu.
Then again, the french toast I ate came with a triangular piece of potato called a tri-tater, which tasted pretty good with syrup or ketchup.
Things have changed. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act is forcing schools to serve fewer starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, in favor of more nutritious produce.
Enter: the breakfast radish.
A caller, who mentors an elementary school student, has watched the kids eat two lunches of french toast this year. On the first such occasion, Oct. 2, it came with a side of raw, sliced radishes. On the second, Dec. 11, raw, sliced green peppers were served.
He must have missed Nov. 6, when french toast came with a side of jicama. Coming up in January: french toast with zucchini moons. Seriously.
In defense of the Sioux Falls School District, the menu did describe the first meal as “brunch for lunch,” and what brunch would be complete without radishes?