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Old 02-18-2014, 01:33 PM   #71
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Same way I made it. Only I didn't add any peppers. Only two of my kids liked peppers.

The one food I hated from the school cafeteria was the Indian Pudding. Bleck!!!
I only remember hating the mac & cheese and the scalloped potatoes. Our favourite was Thursday, hot dog day.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #72
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Well, if we're going to reminisce about school cafeteria food, I'd like to say that I still remember and would love to have again, salmon crocquets. They were kind of cone shaped and served with white sauce. I just know I loved them!
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #73
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I only remember hating the mac & cheese and the scalloped potatoes. Our favourite was Thursday, hot dog day.
I've never understood the affinity for mac & cheese, to me it tastes like glue. School scalloped potatoes have always been really good, though, in elementary school and in all the schools I've worked at. The hot dogs were always boiled, and kind of rubbery. I don't recall Indian pudding or salmon croquettes.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:41 PM   #74
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Hands down, far and away, the absolute best school cafeteria food I ever had was a dish called "pork and gravy". It was served over mashed potatoes and was so sinfully good I couldn't get enough. I can still taste it and I still miss it.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:16 PM   #75
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1.Thick crust home-made pizza with tomato sauce, ground beef and cheese
2.Freshly made mashed potatoes, with roast beef and gravy
3.Fish Sticks
4. (a favorite here) pigs in the blanket with fresh yeast bread dough wrapped around full-sized hot dogs, condiments on the side.
5. Sticky buns
6.Noodles and corned beef hash caserole
7. tuna-noodle caserole
8. shephard's pie
9. spaghetti and meat sauce
10. open faced pork sandwiches, with gravy and smashed spuds
11. burgers, freshly made
12. brats with sour kraut

And those are just the ones I can remember. Two of the mothers of kids who went to the same Catholic School that I was in, were the cooks. And they made food as good as any I've ever had. For scholl lunches, we had the best ever. Everthing, including the bread, was made at the school. How I remained rediculously skinny and small during those years is a mystery to me. I ate two of everything, at least, coupled with two eight ounce glases of milk. Even our high school lunches were just a notch below what I ate in grade school.

By the time I had children, the lunches were all made at a central location, and trucked to the schools. It wasn'[t even close to the quality of the meals I had. I felt sorry for them.

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Yeah, Chief, I loved the fish sticks too. Not so much now. I like my fish filets poached in garlic butter.
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Yeah, Chief, I loved the fish sticks too. Not so much now. I like my fish filets poached in garlic butter.
The first fish I ever ate was fish sticks from the cafeteria in 6th grade

We had just moved from a walk-home-for-lunch state. A restaurant at school seemed cool and exotic!

Btw... I have trader joes fish sticks in the toaster oven as I type.
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Apparently, Andy. I asked DH, who's originally from PA, if he'd heard of ACS. Nope. Then when I described Andy's recipe, he said, "That's goulash."

I don't like elbow macaroni. Otherwise I'd probably make a good cafeteria lady too.

And Bookbrat, we had Chung King with the two cans too! Very exotic!

What part of PA is he from? I'm from SW PA and to me, Andy's recipe is Beefaroni. My mother made chop suey from scratch with the asian veggies and bean sprouts, etc, and we ate it over rice. Goulash was chunks of beef with chunks of potatoes or noodles and a red sauce with paprika. The first time I heard of American Chop Suey is on this board. I also put macaroni in my chili and we call that ChiliMac.
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What part of PA is he from? I'm from SW PA and to me, Andy's recipe is Beefaroni. My mother made chop suey from scratch with the asian veggies and bean sprouts, etc, and we ate it over rice. Goulash was chunks of beef with chunks of potatoes or noodles and a red sauce with paprika. The first time I heard of American Chop Suey is on this board. I also put macaroni in my chili and we call that ChiliMac.
Harrisburg, and his mom is of PA Dutch stock. Lots of Lebanon baloney and scrapple action going on!
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This looks very close to my mother's Chop Suey.

Chop Suey Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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