Hello all–I don’t have much time to post tonight, as I have a comprehensive exam tomorrow morning—and by “comprehensive” I mean that it’s a test of all the knowledge I’ve acquired since entering graduate school. Ugh. Keep me in your prayers, as I’ll need all the help I can get.
However, I thought I’d pose a question to you that was raised in one of my classes today:
What was your favorite school lunch growing up? In other words, for which meals did you race down the hall to be sure to get your fair share?
From seventh through twelfth grade, I attended a small private school at which lunch fees were included with tuition, that is, it did not participate in the National School Lunch Program. As a result, we students were served highly nutritious foods on a regular basis. It’s where I tried sweet potatoes, collard greens, and even rutabagas for the first time in my life, and vegetarian options were always available (which I came to appreciate when I eliminated meat from my diet at age 16).
That being said, one of my favorite meals was not exactly nutritious, but it sure was tasty. I always looked forward to brunch day (I guess I’ve always enjoyed eating breakfast foods at all times of day). I delighted in the perfectly prepared cheese grits, scratch-made biscuits, and fluffy scrambled eggs. It wasn’t until later in my high school career that I appreciated the other Southern fare offered on a daily basis—black-eyed peas, collards, and okra + tomatoes.
With that, I must bid you farewell…I have some studying to do. Good night!
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