Ahhhh.....The delicious, irresistible public school lunch........
Oh hell, they were horrible.
At elementary schools in the Edmonds School District in the '70s, school lunches consisted of a weekly rotating menu of:
- Some Slop Over Rice or Mashed Potatoes: This wasn't the official name of it on the menus that went home to our parents and I can't remember what they billed it as. This was just what the lunch ladies themselves called it.
The slop itself varied in colour from a pinkish beige to a gelatinous brown substance, both with bits of an unknown meat by-product.
|An Edmonds School District lunch lady making slop......|
- Hot Dog (This was infamously called on the menus - are you ready for this? A "Wiener Wink".)
- Sloppy Joe: Ubiquitous on EVERY school lunch menu in America to this day
- Fish Sticks
And the list went on.
I found a very disturbing web site recently. One that's actually quite shocking, considering we should be feeding our kids (who've committed NO crimes) better than THIS.....