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Old 04-02-2024, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Most of the school food I was exposed to was not very memorable, so I do not remember it.

There was one episode where sauerkraut was on the menu. I had never had it; it was just something my mother had never served. Just the odor put me off trying it. My teacher (second grade) insisted. I ate some and it promptly came right back up. The teacher had to explain to my mother why I threw up. I brought my lunch after that.
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Old 04-02-2024, 10:47 AM
 
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Pizzza-burgers, sorta a burger with pizza sauce and cheese.

They were a school favorite.
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Old 04-02-2024, 01:04 PM
 
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Fortunately not served very often, but my elementary school cafeteria served liver loaf topped with cherry pie filling. Looked really odd, tasted absolutely awful, and what a strange combination, cherry pie and liver.
Yep, you are definitely up there in the top of strange food combinations served in school cafeterias.
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Old 04-02-2024, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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If you really want to see some school lunches- check this out https://www.foodtimeline.org/foodschools.html#lunch1970

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British school cafeteria lunch menus: 1912-1913

AUTUMN 1912 AND SPRING 1913:
Mon: potato and onion soup, wholemeal cake;
Tues: hashed beef and savoury blass, rice pudding;
Wed: Yorkshire cheese pudding, peas, gravy, stewed fruit;
Thurs: shepherd's pie, green peas, sago pudding;
Fri: fish and potato pie, peas, parsley sauce, rice and sultanas.
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Old 04-02-2024, 06:33 PM
 
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Fortunately not served very often, but my elementary school cafeteria served liver loaf topped with cherry pie filling. Looked really odd, tasted absolutely awful, and what a strange combination, cherry pie and liver.
Wow. I think you win. Was this public school?
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Old 04-02-2024, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Pizzza-burgers, sorta a burger with pizza sauce and cheese.

They were a school favorite.
Our HS cafeteria had some sort of shotgun wedding between pizza and an English muffin. We used to call that "s__t on a shingle".
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Old 04-02-2024, 09:41 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Ahh the delicious smell of food emanating from the John F. Bermingham Elementary School! (built in 1961 and demolished in the early 1980s because my small suburban town didn't need three elementary schools after the Baby Boom was replaced by the Baby Bust. I was an easy to please kid. My mom did not like making lunch, especially when a perfectly good luch was available for 25 cents. So what was printed on that calendar style menu, was what my sisters and I ate.

I thought it was tasty. Here is a list of full lunches that I remember -

1. Cheese burger on a bun, lettuce and tomato and French fries, Chocolate pudding with whipped cream. (popular)

2. Barbecued Beef on a bun, an ice cream scoop of mashed potatoes, brown gravy, peas and carrots. A square of Jello with canned fruit cocktail suspended inside and topped with whipped cream. (not as popular)

3. Frankfurter (that's what they called it) on a bun, baked beans, and buttered wax beans. Apple Crisp. With the Redi-Whip.
(popular except for the wax beans)

4. Grilled Cheese, French fries, cream of tomato soup. Butter Scotch pudding and the usual whipped cream. (popular)

5. Meat loaf and gravy, an ice cream scoop of mashed potatoes, buttered succotash. rice pudding and that whipped cream.

6. Fish sticks, French Fries, tarter sauce, buttered carrots, a brownie with the whipped cream. - (meh except for the brownie)

7. (this was strange) Breakfast sausage, gravy, mashed potato, buttered peas and carrots. Lime Jello and that whipped cream.

8. Sloppy Joes on a bun. French Fries. Buttered Corn. pineapple slices, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. (not well liked but we ate it anyway)

9. chicken chow mien with white rice. chinese noodles. rice pudding with a squirt of whipped cream. (meh)

10. beef stew and mashed potatoes. apple sauce. An oatmeal raisin cookie. (no one liked it. The meat was tough. We called it "Gravy Train".

11. Individual Pizza, French fries, apple sauce, and orange jello with the suspended fruit cup. And the whipped cream.

12. Meat balls, brown gravy and a scoop of mashed potatoes. A Dixie Cup of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. (OK especially because of the ice cream)

13. spaghetti and meat ball, garlic bread, green salad with dressing (limp iceberg lettuce, a slice of tomato, a slice of cucumber, and Italian dressing. jello or a dixie cup for dessert (popular) .

14. Fried chicken leg and thigh, French Fries, coleslaw. and a dixie cup of ice cream. (popular)

15. Goulash, this was elbow macaroni, canned tomatoes, ground beef, buttered noodles, a jello square with the floating canned fruit.

That's all I remember.
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Old 04-02-2024, 09:45 PM
 
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Pizzza-burgers, sorta a burger with pizza sauce and cheese.

They were a school favorite.
That was a school fav for us!
I've seen a few recipes for that- it usually has ground beef and believe it- bologna!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocpTgp_-fR8
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Old 04-03-2024, 11:12 AM
 
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I was shipped off to one of most modern prisons for small people which offered lunch (expensive), an hour of recreation (torture), homework (never got done) and release at 17:00.
Lunch was plain awful but teachers got special food so did those who helped in the kitchen. Two years of kitchen duty for decent food.
Lentils cooked to concrete consistency (turn plate over to test), hard hard boiled eggs (how many can you get in a teenager's mouth before telling a bad joke), pigs feet (you can grab them and have the meaty part pop out; preferably under someone's nose), cheap non fat yoghurt (perferct for hallway bocce ball), menu of the week soup (perfect for archeology 101).
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:33 PM
 
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Fortunately not served very often, but my elementary school cafeteria served liver loaf topped with cherry pie filling. Looked really odd, tasted absolutely awful, and what a strange combination, cherry pie and liver.
Yes, very strange combo.
How could you ever think that up?????
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