March is nearly over – hopefully, winter goes with it!!
We’ve just posted our April menu. Our meal selections are a combination of “winter” comfort foods and lighter warm-weather options – it has to get warm eventually, right?
Did you know that when we plan our menus we try to incorporate fresh produce, healthy protein and bread options and try to limit our food choices to avoid high-fat, high-carb and high sugar options as well as provide proper portion sizes?
You may have noticed that we seldom serve meals that include pasta or rice at the center of the dish and instead offer lots of vegetable and fruit options.
In an effort to offer healthy, delicious food options, we make a lot of our items from scratch – right at All Are Welcome! Our salad dressings, desserts, soups, sauces, gravies – all made by our dedicated volunteers every week!
Our menu is also designed to fit our unique restaurant situation – we share our kitchen with the Church of Our Saviour, our fresh food and freezer space is limited, so we can’t buy too much in bulk or on sale and “stock up”, and we only serve each meal once per week so we have to be very careful about our estimating the amount of food we need so we’re not wasting! That’s why sometimes our menus may seem “limited”. We keep certain regular items so there’s always something familiar and then we plan a special, one or two complimentary side dishes and dessert for the lunch meals.
With this little bit of insight into HOW our dishes and our meals are prepared, we’re inviting your contributions!
While we receive lots of compliments (THANK YOU!) for our meals, we also have folks ask us to serve certain foods…so here’s YOUR chance to tell us what you’d like to see on the menu! We can’t promise that all your suggestions will make the cut, but would love to hear what YOU think should be on our menu! Got a summer favorite? Have a sandwich idea that can’t be beat? Tell us your suggestions and you may just see your wish as a dish!
Post your comments here or on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/AAW.42). If it makes the menu, we’ll give you the credit for the suggestion and let you know when your choices are being served!!