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RE: School Pizza 2006/10/02 20:24:23 (permalink)
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Originally posted by suz1998

Does anyone know if there is a source to get those square "pizzas" we used to get for lunch at school......this was about 20 years ago, but I am hoping!!
I wouldnt mind having that either!!!!!

It was rectangled pizza (French Bread pizza i think in long squares)

I loved it like crazy!!!! -- I also loved the hamburgers when i was in school!!! (I dunno where they got them but i loved them!!) Now they are probably garbage!!

Ah well........
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RE: School Pizza 2006/10/02 22:07:33 (permalink)
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Originally posted by brianh

This is so funny- I was just talking with some old school friends the other day about school food that they missed. Mine was an octagon shaped "Taco Pizza". There was nothing "Taco" or "Pizza" about it, but I loved it. It was a very limp, cheesy mass produced item that I'm sure was very nutritious. So of course, if I could find the supplier right now, I would buy a case of it! Never had the square type you mention, but I am sure you recall it just as fondly as I do my Taco Pizza. Good luck in your search!

Fiestada! That's what it was called.
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RE: School Pizza 2006/10/16 00:29:34 (permalink)
Oh man desertdog, I would love the recipe if you can share it..:)

Thanks
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RE: School Pizza 2006/10/23 17:39:37 (permalink)
Oh yea I remember those, it brings back elementary school memories!
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RE: School Pizza 2006/12/29 21:38:48 (permalink)
GFS - Gordon's Food Service carries the "Tony's School Pizzas". The smallest quantity you can purchase is 96. They run about $40. You do not need to be part of a school or need a membership to purchase.

HTH
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RE: School Pizza 2006/12/30 09:40:40 (permalink)
pizza at our school was different.. it was made fresh, but was basically extra-thick crust with spaghetti sauce and orange cheese of some kind melted on it. it was more like an open-faced sloppy joe than pizza..
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RE: School Pizza 2006/12/31 18:24:39 (permalink)
desertdog, would you please post the recipe?

Or anyone post the homemade school pizza recipe

Thanks!
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/01 12:09:45 (permalink)
I remember school pizza day. They were rectangular, and in Elementary school they'd cut them into two triangular halves, that were . . . a right triangle rather than your typical isoceles-shaped pizza slice. Very wierd.

For pizza, they sucked. But as a school lunch, it was a real treat.

However, I have fond memories of hot turkey and hot roast beef with lumpy potatoes and gravy, on that squooshy Wonder-type bread. My mother tried to re-create this, but it doesn't work with posh bread like Pepperidge Farm. It has to be cheap squooshy bread to work properly. lol
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/01 20:58:11 (permalink)
I really used to like the octagon shaped mexican pizza with sausge on it!!
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/01 21:57:02 (permalink)
Back when I went to high school, the USDA was still distributing free food to schools purchased under the price support programs.

I think my school had to come up with a recipe to use the "government surplus" foodstuffs.

The people who ran the cafeterias entered the federal witness protection program when it opened to prevent retailiation by former students.
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/01 23:15:57 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ELB

desertdog, would you please post the recipe?

Or anyone post the homemade school pizza recipe

Thanks!


I just found it last week. I will post the recipe but thought I would make it and do a visual presentation to go with...
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/04 19:12:03 (permalink)
It was a long time ago but the pizza dough tasted like Bisquick.
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/05 07:17:25 (permalink)
Cardboard with American cheese is what we had. ECCCCCHHHH!
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/05 14:29:48 (permalink)
I would trade everything in my brown bag lunch for a slice of school pizza. Growing up brown bag lunch was cheaper than buying a school lunch ticket. I never got to buy my lunch at school, so I had to trade. I loved that rectangle of gooeyness. Ahhhh childhood memories.

I am going to see if our Gordon's has those Tony's pizzas, maybe I can rekndle a long lost love!

If not I got a PB&J if anyone wants to trade!
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/05 16:34:56 (permalink)
For the last few years, I've become a bit of a pizza snob. Mainly because I know what I like and have decided that, for the most part, the only way I'm going to get it is to make it myself. In order to learn how to do that, I've come to visiting pizzamaking.com on an almost daily basis.
It seems that many of the folks who frequent that site also have very specific ideas about what they want in a pizza. For the most part, the driving force in that quest is trying to duplicate the best pizza they've ever had and a lot of the time that is a memory of the pizza they ate when they were young.
The site has separate forums for the styles called New York, Chicago, Sicilian, American, Neopolitan, Californian, Thick, Cracker, Focaccia, and even Dessert style. Alas, some of the younger seekers are actually wanting to clone the pizzas of Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Domino's, and their ilk.
To the best of my knowledge, NOBODY has ever requested the recipe/formula for what has become known as School Pizza. Why would they? That stuff wasn't pizza. It wasn't even close.
By the early 1950's, I had eaten the pizza that, to this day, I consider the best. It's the one I have tried hard to duplicate and I have come very close to success although, to this day , I still tinker with my recipe. Thin, crispy rim, somewhat chewy crust, with a painting of wonderful red sauce and a not-too-heavy-handed application of good quality mozz. A light grating of parm when it comes out of the oven and, perhaps, a drizzle of olive oil. Toppings are cool as long as they don't contribute to a soggy crust and they will if more than 1 or 2 are used.
Pizza in grammar school was introduced well after I had already been enjoying the pizza just described. I may have been only 9 or 10 years old, but I recognized school pizza for the soggy nasty crap it was and totally rejected it. If I knew that it was school pizza day, I would be sure to brownbag and, if I was caught unprepared, it was quickly traded to some cretin for a tuna fish sandwich or pb&j or anything just so I didn't have to eat that damn school pizza.
Please folks, don't eat that junk and don't let your loved ones eat it either. If no one buys it, maybe it will just die the slow death it should have 50 years ago when it was first invented.
Ok......rant over. I have to get ready to go out for pizza with the family at the local joint. I'm getting the eggplant parm and a side of pasta. -pb
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/05 16:46:17 (permalink)
Maybe we could just rename this topic: "Faux School Pizza"!
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/07 22:40:45 (permalink)
As I said before, my school pizza rocked. Finally found the recipe and made it tonight. I posted it under recipes, here is the link:

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17308

DD
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/07 22:55:57 (permalink)
Wasn't school pizza served for the first time in Gary, Indiana?

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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/07 23:02:51 (permalink)
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Originally posted by desertdog

As I said before, my school pizza rocked. Finally found the recipe and made it tonight. I posted it under recipes, here is the link:

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17308

DD
Great looking pizza dog, but it bears little resemblance to the "school pizza" that the vast majority of schools dished out to the kids. Not too sure about the blue cheese part though. -pb

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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/08 18:30:37 (permalink)
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Originally posted by hep2thejive

Wasn't school pizza served for the first time in Gary, Indiana?




Yeah, and topped with polish sausage.
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/08 19:34:04 (permalink)
Yall are bad
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/08 23:33:06 (permalink)
Yeah, some employees of US Steel in Gary ran a skunk works ALA Lockheed Burbank. They used to mix up a load of pizza sauce, then cook it in US Steel's blast furnaces. When it cooled, they sold it to the local pizzerias. That is the REAL reason for the great pizza sold in Gary.
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/10 18:56:45 (permalink)
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Originally posted by porkbeaks

quote:
Originally posted by desertdog

As I said before, my school pizza rocked. Finally found the recipe and made it tonight. I posted it under recipes, here is the link:

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17308

DD
Great looking pizza dog, but it bears little resemblance to the "school pizza" that the vast majority of schools dished out to the kids. Not too sure about the blue cheese part though. -pb




I think the Blue Cheese was for the salad. Not the pizza. And it actually looks a lot like the pizza we ahd in school growing up. Might have to give it a try.
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/15 12:18:38 (permalink)
Our school pizza makes it to the big time!

http://www.essentialiowa.com/schoolpizzarecipe.html
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RE: School Pizza 2007/01/19 16:16:23 (permalink)
SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!

I went to the Gordon Food today, they do have the Tony's school pizza's, 96 pieces to the box for $42.99. Of course they had none in stock, so I will have to wait until monday so they can get them in.

I ordered 2 cases, my 8 yr old is gonna be so happy that he can eat school pizza at home now.
(chicken nugget and pizza day are the only days he will eat school food)



Ok, I called and ordered 2 cases of school pepperoni pizza. They took a day to come in, Gordon's didn't have them in stock.

Is this what you all remember??





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RE: School Pizza 2007/02/10 14:35:46 (permalink)
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Originally posted by CajunKing

SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!

I went to the Gordon Food today, they do have the Tony's school pizza's, 96 pieces to the box for $42.99. Of course they had none in stock, so I will have to wait until monday so they can get them in.

I ordered 2 cases, my 8 yr old is gonna be so happy that he can eat school pizza at home now.
(chicken nugget and pizza day are the only days he will eat school food)



Ok, I called and ordered 2 cases of school pepperoni pizza. They took a day to come in, Gordon's didn't have them in stock.

Is this what you all remember??








that appears to be the prefab school pizza that we had when i was in high school, but you overcooked it.. our school only baked it long enough to melt the cheese, not brown it.
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RE: School Pizza 2007/02/12 16:52:45 (permalink)
My oven runs a bit hot, the next several batches came out just right, melted and gooey.

We have went through 2 cases of 96 pieces in 20 days,
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RE: School Pizza 2007/02/12 17:18:57 (permalink)
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Roy Roger's doesn't exist past the East Coast

Err...we have one....exactly one....here in Cincinnati Ohio

see: http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9018&whichpage=2#139864 (you might need to scroll down a bit)

There are several along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in (as one might imagine, heh) Pennsylvania
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RE: School Pizza 2007/02/18 18:31:32 (permalink)
We've got a "roach coach" lunch vendor in the quilted truck that sells the individual slices of the school sausage pizza cold everyday. Bought a slice and took it home for a late snack last week. I'll ask where he finds it and what brand it is.

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RE: School Pizza 2007/02/20 00:06:38 (permalink)
While I dont know where the first pizzas were served in schools I was told that it was because Catholics dont eat meat on Fridays and it being the predominent religion in the east schools began serving pizza on Fridays. Thats what I was told anyway. Being a bad catholic I never held to the no meat on fridays
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