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Steve: School Lunches Of Yore

You’ve heard a lot of whining lately about how unhealthy school lunches are supposed to be. Heck, a group of retired military officers recently labeled cafeteria fare a national security threat because it’s making young adults too fat to enlist. Those veterans have probably forgotten what they were served at school. I came across some of my old school lunch menus while cleaning out a closet recently: Biscuits and gravy, chile gravy, prune bread sandwiches, buttered rice cup, chipped beef on toast, creamed salmon on roll, egg sandwiches, custard, dates stuffed with peanut butter, cream cheese sandwiches. Of course, most of us look the way we do today because of Golden and Nephi Grigg, who invented the Tater Tot in 1953/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

Question: Can you describe the dishes in your favorite school lunch?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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