And not just because it signaled the end of trigonometry class.
I actually enjoyed the lunch part of the lunch break. Those square-shaped pizzas, baked spaghetti, kalua pig and cabbage, roast turkey with gravy, even the mystery burrito — I sincerely looked forward to these meals.
The best part, however, was the freshly baked bread that accompanied almost every lunch. I remember trading other items on my tray just to get an extra roll.
It’s funny how we all — no matter which school we attended or how long ago that was — have fairly fond memories of school lunch.
Maybe it was the cost — in my days school lunch cost just 75 cents, not the $2.35 students in public schools pay now. Or maybe it was the convenience. It’s not like we all have fully stocked cafeterias just steps from our office.
Or maybe it’s that everything seemed to taste a lot better in white paper trays in a cafeteria filled with our friends and crushes.
The Old Guys I surf with talk about their memories of school lunches more often than they’d like to admit. They were in high school in the ’60s and remember foods like Spanish rice, baked macaroni, chili and beef stew.
So I thought it would be fun to relive these school lunch memories here!
I want to know 1) where you went to school, 2) what year this was and 3) what your favorite school lunches were.
Who knows — this may end up on a throwback menu somewhere…!