Blue Plate Special

Posted: May 23, 2014 in Foods 1

Blue-plate special or blue plate special is a term used in the United States by restaurants, particularly (but not only) diners andcafes. It refers to a specially low-priced meal, usually changing daily. It typically consists of a “meat and three” (three vegetables), presented on a single plate, often a divided plate rather than on separate dishes. The term was very common from the 1920s through the 1950s. Wikipedia.org

Our last lab project in meal planning the Foods 1 class had to make their very own “Blue Plate” special on a $5 budget calculating unit prices, using convenience, homemade or semi-homemade products. They also created a menu card with descriptive food words we’ve discussed.

We modified the original Blue Plate from the 1900’s and gave it a modern day theme with balanced nutrition, color, texture, eye appeal, appetizing menu description and so forth.

The kids came up with some great meals all under budget!

Third Period

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WINNER for Most Beautiful Blue Plate Special

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Fourth Period

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WINNER for Most Beautiful Blue Plate Special

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