Tuesday, August 14, 2012
If your kid "brings"
Lunch at school. Yoh-boy. Big battleground. To use “protein” slime in foods or not. Sell sodas? Allow sodas. Serve macaroni and cheese. Confiscate chips.
It’s a mess.
My kid went to parochial school for many years and there was no “hot lunch.” Do they still call it that? Anyhow—she had to “bring.”
We had a bevy of insulated bags, weird little covered dishes.
The other day, I asked her did she remember the salads I made in those dishes—she is 30 now. She said, “No, I traded those immediately.”
She also begged for fruit leather. Pounded jam basically—I always said no, too expensive, not to mention STUPID.
I recently read a list of snacks you could pack…airpopped corn, applesauce, baby carrots, celery sticks, hummus, little low-fat cheese lumps, nuts, pretzels.
Well, you could pack those—someone will eat them maybe—but your kid?