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Lunchroom Faves

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?

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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!

4 Responses to “Lunchroom Faves”

  1. Best wishes for a successful exam tomorrow!

  2. Good luck!

  3. Even though you live and breathe nutrition facts and don’t need any luck, I wish it to you anyway.

  4. Wow! Good luck on that test. I’m sure you’ll do great :)

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