Updated 1/13/2018

Meal Signup and Help

Eating meals together is the heart of our robotics community. It feeds our connections, as well as nourishing our bodies, priming our minds for our best work. It’s also another opportunity to be inclusive – showing that each team member matters with safe food for all. And it’s a fun time to hang out with the team, sharing some of your family’s favorite foods.

This year, the team cooked our own meals in the fall, but need help now that we’re at Avalon and build is starting. We’re asking each family to sign up to provide TWO meals, so that we can eat on Tuesdays, Thursdays and extra practices. Students will bring their own lunches on Saturday.

Meal Coordinator:  Sonja Rosenberg –

Step 1: Sign Up – for TWO meal/dishes dates – by January 6th

Step 2: One Week Early – Plan Your Meal

At least a week in advance, check the Signup Genius to find out how many people are expected at that meal. Read the list of food allergies (below). Decide on a menu. There are all sorts of resources on this page to help you – you can also contact Sonja for more help.

  • Food Allergies.  Please provide some safe and reasonable meal for each person on the team, including:
    • Adrian: No dairy, tree nuts, or xanthum gum. These are firm food allergies. Shared facility is OK, but not shared equipment. Adrian does not eat vegetables, so they cannot be his meal replacement.
    • Gus: No gluten and oats. No dairy and eggs if possible, but small amounts OK.
    • Emilio: Mostly gluten-free
    • Danny: Vegetarian
    • Kelli: no peppers, green or red. Helpful but not essential.
  • Dishes. We have two sets of plates, bowls, cups, pitchers, and serving utensils. You do not need to provide disposable dishes, or beverages to drink (we have water).
  • Rice cooker/slow cookers. We have one rice cooker and two slow cookers. You can request a pot of white rice to go with any meal. You are also welcome to borrow the slow cookers for your meal.
  • Menus/quantities. See below!

Step 3: Post Your Menu in Signup Genius- One Week in Advance

Add your menu to the comments on Signup Genius. It’s important to have the meals in advance. This helps students and parents meet food preferences.

Meal Plans and Shopping Lists

  • Fall Meal Plans and Shopping Lists
    Google Drive folder full of simple meal plans and shopping lists from Fall 2017. The Google Sheets allow you to quickly customize the meals to the number of people expected at your meal.

Past Meal Ideas

  • Walking Tacos – Ingredients lists here
  • Pasta Bar – Ingredients lists here
  • Burrito Bowl Dinner – Ingredients lists here
  • Chili Feast –  Recipe and ingredients
  • Ham, sweet potato, salad dinner
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Soup Bar – Ingredients lists here
  • Beef Stew/Vegetarian Soup – Ingredients lists here
  • Taco Bar
  • Subs and Chips/Salsa
  • Pasta Bar
  • Taco Salad
  • Chinese Rice Bowls with Toppings
  • Red Beans and Rice (Reg and Veg/GF)
  • Italian Beef Sandwiches (Veg and GF options) Ingredients
  • Sloppy Joes (Reg and Tofu)
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup
  • Chicken Soup and Bread (Reg and GF)
  • Taco Salad Bar (Veg and GF options)
  • Baked Rigatoni, Salad, Breadsticks and Oreo Cake
  • Bean and Veggie Soup
  • Red Beans and Rice (Sausage, veggie and GF options)
  • BBQ chicken sandwiches
  • Soup Bar
  • Chili and Chips (Veg and GF options)
  • Baked Ziti
  • Pizza & salad
  • Burrito Bowls (Meat and Veggie options)
  • Ham and Mashed Potato Dinner
  • Duluth Tournament Meals –  Pulled Pork Dinner and Italian Beef Dinner
  • Taco Bar (Meat and Veggie options)
  • Pizza (GF and supplemental food available for special diets)
  • Pasta Bar (with a variety of sauces)
  • Sloppy Joes, Chips, Fruit (GF, etc options)
  • Chicken Wild Rice Soup/Tomato Soup
  • Chili
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Pasta Bar
  • Pasta Salad Bar
  • Chicken and Vegetable Curries with Rice, Naan (reg and GF)
    Chicken (home made, no allergens)
    Black Beans (homemade, no allergens, vegetarian)
    Corn Chips (gluten-free)
    Salsa (Herdez Salsa Casera, no allergens)
  • Wrap sandwiches with a variety of meats, cheeses, and veggies. Regular and gluten-free wraps. Chips. Apples.
  • Pizza burgers, mozzarella, buns. Gluten-free and vegetarian options also. Veggies, fruit.
  • Chicken and/or Black Bean Taco Salads: Chicken (gluten and dairy free), black beans, rice, corn chips, lettuce, salsa, and other toppings.
  • Burrito Bowl Bar: Beans (vegetarian), rice, seasoned chicken, cheese, lettuce, avocado, sour cream; corn chips, fruit, brownies, other gluten/dairy/egg-free dessert.
  • Asian chopped salad, veggie egg rolls, veggie fried rice, chicken mango meatballs (sauce on the side), plain rice, clementines.
  • Cheesy Potato Casserole (potatoes, onions, sour cream, cheddar, soy milk, flour, green onions, sriracha on the side), Roasted Denver Veggies (potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, asparagus, olive oil, rosemary), Fruit Salad, Build-your-own yogurt sundaes (regular and soy yogurt, granola, maple syrup, applesauce), vegan coffee cake (contains nuts and gluten), rice rolls.
  • Chicken stew, golden split pea and sweet potato soup.
  • Indonesian Rice Table: Fried rice with onions, garlic, peas and spices. Toppings: Chicken, Pork, Tofu, a variety of vegetables and sauces. Cookies.
  • Pasta (regular and gluten-free), vegetarian sauce, Italian sausages, salad, bread (regular & gluten-free).
  • Chili (vegetarian and with meat), tortilla chips (gluten-free), corn muffins, carrot and celery sticks, cookies.
  • Baked potato bar, salad, garlic toast, fruit, cookies.
  • Shepherd’s pie (including versions for special diets), salad.
  • Vegetarian vegetable soup, salad, breads.