I never knew you had the option of not eating what was put in front of you.......And liking it.
But dear old Mrs. Henderson was my elementary school Lunch lady. And could she cook! Just good old appalachian soul food, but it was made with love. My favorites? Chocolate oatmeal fudgy cookies, chili served with either peanut butter or pimento cheese sandwiches. Homemade yeast rolls, sloppy joes.
Pogophiles, I agree with you about those green peas... When I read your post I kinda gurgled a little bit, but I ate them.
Jr High we had no cafeteria, there was a little drive-in across the street that made Krystal style hamburgers and those were brought into the gym each day and sold for lunch. I usually had a Dr. Pepper and some cheese crackers.
High School was an open campus because we had no cafeteria. Beer was sometimes my food of choice, or I would drive to Merri Mirths Bakery and get a cream horn.
I have one child in middle school and one in high school now. Both of them have salad bars to choose from, they have pizza every day, always 3 different meats to choose from...... And my children refuse to eat it. ALL THE FOOD IS PRE-PREPARED!!! Nothing is handmade anymore and is of the lowest quality obtainable.
It is sad that in a country as great as ours, that we cant find the money to feed children properly. I went to elementary in the 60's, and I know for a fact that the lunch served at school was the only meal some of my classmates would get that day and I am sure that is the case today.
Ketchup is a vegetable........... Anyone remember that bunch of crap? That was the beginning of the end.