For any of you who were privileged enough to eat at a good school cafeteria, where the food was made from scratch every day, what were your favorite meals? Some of my favorites were"
Pigs in the blanket - Freshly made bread dough wrapped around whole hotogs and baked to perfection
Pizza - Made on a yeasty, thick and soft crust, with tomato and ground beef. Lightly seasoned with oregano and topped with shredded cheese
Corned beef hash, with mushroom soup and noodles, all made into a casserole
Fish sticks, always served with cole slaw and American cheese sticks.
Spaghetti with meat sauce - At the Catholic school I attended, our cooks were a couple of Italian ladies who knew how to cook. Need I say more?
Lasagna - those same ladies made amazing lasagna.
Roasted chicken - served with smashed spuds (real smashed spuds) and green beans.
Roasted turkey with stuffing, smashed spuds, sweet spuds, and green beans - always a favorite for me.
Sticky buns - at both the Catholic sdhool I went to, and the public school, you could smell those buns baking. What a distraction for an energetic boy trying to pay attention in class. And they were done so well.
Pies - always made from scratch, and always delicious.
Roast beef and gravy, with boiled, or baked spuds, and steamed veggies.
Beverage of choice - white whole milk, at least two cartons.
I ate and enjoyed everything they threw at me. Even the high school food was good. Everything was made in the school kitchen back then, and from whole foods that required prep and cooking. And the picky eaters who didn't like this or that just gave their portion to me. I took almost the whole lunch hour to finish my plate, and sometimes in grade school went back for seconds. And I still graduated high school as the smallest student in the school.
Now, all the schools have their lunches shipped in from a central kitchen, and the food quality is terrible. I feel sorry for today's children. Progress
, as it is called, has not made the world a better place, just the opposite.
Seeeeea; Chief Longwind of the North