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Simply Red
10-12-2012, 01:33 AM
Which did you like -or- which do you pick, describing your historic choice(s) going WAY back to Elementary School?



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Simply Red
10-12-2012, 01:44 AM
this thread will be huge in a few hours!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait!

Psyko Tek
10-12-2012, 01:50 AM
dud, really?

BigRock
10-12-2012, 02:10 AM
Nuggets + potatos + copious amounts of BBQ sauce

New World Order
10-12-2012, 02:43 AM
Usually we had lunch schedules where we could see what we were having on that particular day. If it was something like pizza or chicken nuggets you eat in the cafeteria. If it was chicken salad you brought your lunch from home (Usually a lunchable)

Guru
10-12-2012, 02:45 AM
Is it the off season already?

nstygma
10-12-2012, 03:42 AM
i remember buying dessert tokens for huge cinnamon rolls.
i think extra chocolate milks were 25 cents
and the dinner rolls were the best i can remember
i don't really remember the lunches that much

listopencil
10-12-2012, 04:02 AM
I killed and ate the ROUS that roamed the hallways. Those giant reference books in the library made great fire starters.

Unsmooth-Moment
10-12-2012, 04:47 AM
Chicken nuggets for life!

KCUnited
10-12-2012, 06:25 AM
Is that a pizza Friday lunch from Berlin? A pretzel with mustard?

Inspector
10-12-2012, 06:32 AM
IIRC, I believe the way I handled my lunch in grade school was to eat it. And drink that little carton of milk. I don't remember now much about the menus. A lot of the time, I remember, carrying a lunch box.

I also remember that we had to walk 5 miles in the snow up to our waists barefoot, uphill both ways. Of course.

Ace Gunner
10-12-2012, 07:02 AM
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During the 50's and 60's lunchboxes were made of a metalic substance called "steel". That's how I rolled. Sangwich, chips and juice. Once in a while I slummed it in the cafeteria.

htismaqe
10-12-2012, 07:18 AM
Is that a pizza Friday lunch from Berlin? A pretzel with mustard?

Not Berlin, or it would have a beer on the right.

loochy
10-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Usually we had lunch schedules where we could see what we were having on that particular day. If it was something like pizza or chicken nuggets you eat in the cafeteria. If it was chicken salad you brought your lunch from home (Usually a lunchable)

This

This is the way it worked with me.

Pablo
10-12-2012, 07:46 AM
Square pizza was a must. Ham and cheese roll-up days were special too. Corn dogs too.

The sandwich days were the worst. There's nothing appetizing about a school burger/chicken/whatever patty.

Pablo
10-12-2012, 07:47 AM
Oh, and chocolate milk.

All day, errr day.

KCUnited
10-12-2012, 07:47 AM
Not Berlin, or it would have a beer on the right.

And higher quality mustard, and a more efficiently engineered tray.

That pizza does look familiar though, we didn't have the pre-packaged fruit cocktail though, it got dumped on like the rest. Some favorites of mine were the burrito (typical frozen burrito similar to a Texas Tom's burrito) which had almost this Taco Via-like sauce that was quite nice. I was also fond of the salisbury steak sans gravy and of course the Mr. Rib (McRib knockoff).

Stewie
10-12-2012, 07:48 AM
I brought my lunch in my Speed Racer lunch box. It was usually a sandwich of some sort with chips and fruit. I do remember eating in the cafeteria when they had turkey and mashed potatoes. Oh, and I bought milk at school for a nickel.

Saulbadguy
10-12-2012, 08:00 AM
I would constantly forget to give the lunch lady a check that my mom wrote and routinely ran a negative balance. They still gave me lunch of course.

I also recall at the beginning of the day, the teacher would ask all the students whether or not they had a "hot lunch" or "cold lunch"

Dartgod
10-12-2012, 08:25 AM
No chicken fried steak, mashed taters & gravy and corn option?

Epic poll fail!

Molitoth
10-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Rib-B-Q on bun was the bomb.

(like a McRib)


I'm guessing that is the Ribette...

mlyonsd
10-12-2012, 08:51 AM
No chicken fried steak, mashed taters & gravy and corn option?

Epic poll fail!
This

Dartgod
10-12-2012, 08:57 AM
Also, no poll option with lima beans should receive votes.

Ribette+MacNcheese+lima beans

DMAC
10-12-2012, 09:01 AM
I put Sriracha on it.

CanadianChief
10-12-2012, 09:24 AM
A ham and cheese sandwich with "no name" soda

damn...thanks for bringing back those miserable childhood memories.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-12-2012, 09:28 AM
Is it the off season already?

Have you watched the games?

boogblaster
10-12-2012, 09:33 AM
bak when i went to school ya ate what they served .. or ya brought ya lunch . usually samwich chips cookies ...

seclark
10-12-2012, 09:34 AM
well, it was a long time ago. i'd usually skip lunch and go out to the bus shed and smoke.
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gblowfish
10-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Since when did lunch become "a situation?"

Pasta Giant Meatball
10-12-2012, 09:34 AM
Soggy sandwich out of a brown paper bag :(

CoMoChief
10-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Chicken nugget day was incredible at my school.

It was like crack for kids...mix the yellow gravy with the nuggets and mashed tators....

I'd still eat that today if it was in front of me....that shit was good.


Anyone remember the triangle shaped frozen push pops?

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-12-2012, 09:40 AM
bak when i went to school ya ate what they served .. or ya brought ya lunch . usually samwich chips cookies ...

Ta-daa! We didn't have choices.

gblowfish
10-12-2012, 09:48 AM
I went to a KC School District Public Grade School in the 1960s.
The trays were beige, the tables were beige, the floor tile and the walls were beige, the food was usually beige too.

I remember we had this weird stuff called "John Marzetti" that was like a goulash, but was made with mystery meat. Scary stuff. They also did that mixed vegetable stuff with square cut cubes of carrots, peas and corn all mixed together, served in a watery broth...yuck. The best thing was they had chocolate pudding, really yummy. And the milk was in orange and white "Foremost" cartons. No missing children on the side, either.

Bump
10-12-2012, 09:51 AM
my favorite was anything with mashed potatoes and gravy with a roll. We had 2 lines, a lunch line with whatever they were serving and a burger line. Then my Senior year they added a salad line I think but never used it.

Lonewolf Ed
10-12-2012, 09:54 AM
I brought my own lunches, because the little backwater country school I went to served horrid slop that would make Gordon Ramsay faint. On chili day, they did have cinnamon rolls, which I would eat if I could get the lunch lady to give me one. Probably the worst they served was macaroni and paste, er I mean cheese, watered down green jello, and two Cajun mini sausages. I say Cajun because they were blackened... and true story, I brought two home (wasn't hard to get them off anyone's tray) and gave them to my dog, but he just sniffed them and backed away.

-King-
10-12-2012, 10:04 AM
I remember screamed turkey(aka turkey slop) day was everyones favorite day. Teachers would damn near run to the cafeteria on turkey slop day.

Quesadilla day was my favorite. I'd get one or two of the free lunch kids(who ironically never ate at school) to get quesadillas and give them to me.
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-King-
10-12-2012, 10:07 AM
my favorite was anything with mashed potatoes and gravy with a roll.
Yeah that's pretty much all turkey slop was. But the gravy tasted better than most other gravies ive had. And a good amount of turkey in there.

Fucking great. You had a 1 in about 25 chance of finding a hair in it so that was the big drawback in it lol.
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Rausch
10-12-2012, 10:07 AM
Quesadilla day was my favorite. I'd get one or two of the free lunch kids(who ironically never ate at school) to get quesadillas and give them to me.
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Odds are they were the same kids on free ritalin...

Dartgod
10-12-2012, 11:09 AM
I remember screamed turkey(aka turkey slop) day was everyones favorite day. Teachers would damn near run to the cafeteria on turkey slop day.

Quesadilla day was my favorite. I'd get one or two of the free lunch kids(who ironically never ate at school) to get quesadillas and give them to me.
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Oh man, I forgot all about turkey a la king. :drool:

HemiEd
10-12-2012, 11:21 AM
I walked home for lunch in grade school (2 blocks). It was usually a balogna sandwich, potato chips and a glass of milk.

Fire Me Boy!
10-12-2012, 11:24 AM
That rectangle pizza was pretty awesome.

And I was the kid selling candy out of his backpack.

Fire Me Boy!
10-12-2012, 11:25 AM
Around junior high, they started selling those round Red Baron personal pan pizzas. Those ROCKED.

KCUnited
10-12-2012, 11:25 AM
Anyone sit around the lunch table and blow lines of Smarties after Halloween?

Fire Me Boy!
10-12-2012, 11:26 AM
Anyone sit around the lunch table and blow lines of Smarties after Halloween?

Pixie Sticks.

gblowfish
10-12-2012, 11:28 AM
Sloppy Joe....Sloppy Sloppy Joe!

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Aspengc8
10-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Fucking turkey cubes over rice.

HemiEd
10-12-2012, 11:34 AM
That rectangle pizza was pretty awesome.

And I was the kid selling candy out of his backpack.

Did you save the money, or turn it into a good investment?

blaise
10-12-2012, 11:37 AM
My favorite was grilled cheese and tomato soup.

That and this other one they called, "Meat and Gravy". Which was ground beef mixed with brown gravy spooned over a ice-cream scoop of mashed potatoes.

Pasta Giant Meatball
10-12-2012, 11:46 AM
School Lunches
School Lunches
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips
Soggy Macaroni
Soggy Macaroni
Makes me sick
Makes me sick
Bathroom Quick
Bathroom Quick

DaneMcCloud
10-12-2012, 11:48 AM
I honestly can't remember that far back. Did anyone else go to Franklin Smith elementary in Blue Springs back in the 70's? Maybe they can shed some light. My earliest memory of school lunches is 7th grade.

Why do lunch ladies always look the same? Are they clones?

blaise
10-12-2012, 11:50 AM
I remember they had a second option if you didn't want the regular one- it was PB&J. It was a ton of the crummiest PB and a little bit of grape jelly in a hot dog bun, and then they wrapped it in saran wrap for some reason. So, the peanut butter would be smushing out of the roll and all over the saran wrap. So gross. I think they did it on purpose so no one would bother.

lcarus
10-12-2012, 11:53 AM
Olathe schools served all kinds of shitty shit. Sanchos (what the FUCK are those?), chicken sandwiches were decent, burritos were pretty decent. French bread pizza days were always big. They were few and far between though.

Fire Me Boy!
10-12-2012, 11:54 AM
Did you save the money, or turn it into a good investment?

Nope, but it did get me a reputation with the teachers as a kid that was always "dealing" in things. Seventh-grade science teacher told my Dad that... at the time, it was legit. It was band candy for my brother.

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Simply Red
10-12-2012, 12:03 PM
I honestly can't remember that far back. Did anyone else go to Franklin Smith elementary in Blue Springs back in the 70's? Maybe they can shed some light. My earliest memory of school lunches is 7th grade.

Why do lunch ladies always look the same? Are they clones?

My sister is about your age Dane, but she went to James Lewis, and then James Walker.

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 12:05 PM
Chicken nugget day was incredible at my school.

It was like crack for kids...mix the yellow gravy with the nuggets and mashed tators....

I'd still eat that today if it was in front of me....that shit was good.


Anyone remember the triangle shaped frozen push pops?

This - we'd do the double lunch for about 3.50 on these days. That chicken base gravy was actually good and salty, good.

DaneMcCloud
10-12-2012, 12:08 PM
My sister is about your age Dane, but she went to James Lewis, and then James Walker.

I don't remember those schools. Guess I'm getting old...

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 12:10 PM
I don't remember those schools. Guess I'm getting old...

naw - they were in the north central part of Blue Springs, and the North side, Franklin Smith was on the far south end.

DaneMcCloud
10-12-2012, 12:12 PM
naw - they were in the north central part of Blue Springs, and the North side, Franklin Smith was on the far south end.

Oh, that makes sense. I don't think we ever traveled much around Blue Springs because our family at the time was mostly on the Kansas side.

I don't think I've even been to Blue Springs since 1977...

stevieray
10-12-2012, 12:14 PM
brown paper bag, with lunch made with love from mom

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Oh, that makes sense. I don't think we ever traveled much around Blue Springs because our family at the time was mostly on the Kansas side.

I don't think I've even been to Blue Springs since 1977...

i went back a few bashes ago, It's pretty cold and depressing. But it's grown like a weed. I hear Lee's Summit is a massive suburb, these days.

CoMoChief
10-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Usually we had lunch schedules where we could see what we were having on that particular day. If it was something like pizza or chicken nuggets you eat in the cafeteria. If it was chicken salad you brought your lunch from home (Usually a lunchable)

ROFL this x1000

oh the good ol days

HemiEd
10-12-2012, 12:57 PM
I honestly can't remember that far back. Did anyone else go to Franklin Smith elementary in Blue Springs back in the 70's? Maybe they can shed some light. My earliest memory of school lunches is 7th grade.

Why do lunch ladies always look the same? Are they clones?

So you remember the old lunch ladies, but not the lunches? :doh!:

redhed
10-12-2012, 01:56 PM
Man, where the fuck did you go to school?

whoman69
10-12-2012, 01:58 PM
We had no choice. There was one meal served to everyone. Some were better than others.

KCUnited
10-12-2012, 02:01 PM
When I got to junior high they had a salad bar, you talk about some Frankenstein salads, man. Kids were going full suicide with the dressings.

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 02:29 PM
Man, where the **** did you go to school?

Who? I went to James Walker in Blue Springs, these combos are pretty common w/ grade school type-A lunches.

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 02:33 PM
http://www.bluesprings-schools.net/bluesprings/gen/blue_springs_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/LUNCH%208-08%20EL.pdf

Dicky McElephant
10-12-2012, 02:38 PM
Either square pizza days or chicken fried steak days.

-King-
10-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Did you save the money, or turn it into a good investment?

I sold candy for a few weeks too. I usually made a profit of $50 per box of candy. Money was gone by the end of the week.

-King-
10-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Square pizza was the shit until about 6th grade when all they had was a choice between cheese or cheese with one slice of pepperoni smack dab in the middle. Then it was just disgusting. Nobody ate it.

HemiEd
10-12-2012, 03:04 PM
I sold candy for a few weeks too. I usually made a profit of $50 per box of candy. Money was gone by the end of the week.

Do you own your own business now? Just curious if you carried on with entrepreneurial tendancies .

-King-
10-12-2012, 03:09 PM
Do you own your own business now? Just curious if you carried on with entrepreneurial tendancies .

Lol nope. Just a lowly college student.

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:10 PM
ROFL this x1000

oh the good ol days

i know you lived in Blue Springs, did you go to school there?

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 04:11 PM
My mommy packed my lunch and sometimes I would forget it and I would call home and she would bring it to me.

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Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:12 PM
My mommy packed my lunch and sometimes I would forget it and I would call home and she would bring it to me.

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please disclose the usual contents.

Ty

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 04:15 PM
please disclose the usual contents.

Ty

PBJ

Lays

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 04:16 PM
During Jr High I started eating the school lunch.

Those square pizzas were the fucking BOMB.

Also ice cream sandwiches mother FUCKER.

Pasta Giant Meatball
10-12-2012, 04:17 PM
Yeah, square pizzas were awesome back in the day. Probably taste like shit now, but in my mind it was the greatest.

Chocolate Hog
10-12-2012, 04:17 PM
I always brought my lunch the school food was disgusting and I saw a couple of times where kids would puke in their lunch trays and the school washed them instead of throwing them away. That was a big turn off.

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:17 PM
Chicken Nugget Day was the best - green gravy over mashers, + bbq sauce for dipping, I'd double down on those days.

The hi-c was just 'meh' tho.

Pasta Giant Meatball
10-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Ecto-Cooler for cool points Red?

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:19 PM
I remember once i made it to 7th at Hal McCarter - we'd get offered Malts in the line. That felt like a certain freedom at the time.

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:20 PM
Ecto-Cooler for cool points Red?

LMAO

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 04:20 PM
As a fat kid, I was constantly asking other kids if "they were going to eat that."

It felt like a certain freedom at the time.

Stewie
10-12-2012, 04:24 PM
By the time I got to HS they had the normal hot meal, but added another area that offered other typical lunch fare (deli sandwiches, etc.). It was actually pretty good, but we'd have to make our road trip to Smak's once a week.

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 04:24 PM
For a strange reason I really enjoyed those awful burgers. Surely soy-based. Nothing but ketchup on mine thanks.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XU9x8G7khv0/SjKY99fNvdI/AAAAAAAAF6w/J-oj9bvO6d4/s400/school%2520lunch.jpg

seclark
10-12-2012, 04:25 PM
one time in 1st grade we had spinach and my teacher made me eat some:

teacher: sec, why aren't you eating your spinach?
me: can't. i'm allergic to it.
teacher: what's it do to you?
me: makes me puke.
teacher: well, we want our students to try everything on their plate. take a bite.

so i take a bite and puke all over the table and down my shirt.
old bitch drags me back to the classroom and makes me write 30 times: "i will not throw up in the lunchroom on purpose."

fuckin old bitch...
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Pasta Giant Meatball
10-12-2012, 04:25 PM
Yeah, those shitty burgers were just fine for me.

underEJ
10-12-2012, 04:28 PM
Chose the lunch box from home over the tv dinner like hot meal option until 6th at a school with no real cafeteria, then went to a school with "family style" meals you had to pay for in the tuition and use manners and everything. They weren't that great, but they eventually added salad tables that were pretty good and the lunch ladies were really nice.

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 04:28 PM
At school in Scotland, we could get custard.

Chicken fried steak mother FUCKER.

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CoMoChief
10-12-2012, 04:32 PM
i know you lived in Blue Springs, did you go to school there?

yes

HemiEd
10-12-2012, 04:33 PM
My mommy packed my lunch and sometimes I would forget it and I would call home and she would bring it to me.


This clears up some things.

stevieray
10-12-2012, 04:42 PM
...took simply reds lunch money!

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:53 PM
...took simply reds lunch money!

ha!

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:53 PM
yes

where'd you go to grade school?

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:54 PM
At school in Scotland, we could get custard.

Chicken fried steak mother ****ER.

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that star beef fritter looks amazing, nice touch w/ the biscuit.

Simply Red
10-12-2012, 04:57 PM
that hotdog they served was way too big around, if i eat a hot dog there is a threshold of thickness it can't exceed, for me to eat. Too much mystery is not a good thing, i don't think.

Baconeater
10-12-2012, 05:06 PM
I'm still angry that our public schools didn't serve meat on Fridays.

lewdog
10-12-2012, 05:10 PM
I had hot lunch every day, all the way from 1st grade to high school.

And no I wasn't fat.

gblowfish
10-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Go Chiefs = Cartman.

PornChief
10-12-2012, 05:28 PM
vegemite sandwiches out of a Skippy lunchbox. 'Stralya.

Delano
10-12-2012, 05:28 PM
I can still taste those large (5" diameter), cling-wrapped, chocolate chip cookies. We had to purchase them la carte which meant they were strictly a Friday treat for me. I'm not sure if it was the cheap wrap or some artificial flavoring in the cookie, but there was definitely a plastic taste going on. They most assuredly led to the crash and lack of motivation on Friday afternoons.

I HATED those baked French fries. Give me tots or give me death.

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 05:38 PM
I think the cookies had imitation chocolate in them.

Count Alex's Losses
10-12-2012, 05:39 PM
Go Chiefs = Cartman.

Nah, that was my cousin.

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Simply Red
04-12-2014, 11:49 AM
how about it guys, any Grade A updates on this topic?