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Started by HouseOfLametta on Jan 3, 2019 10:01:16 PM
School Dinners

Liver and onions with ice cream scoops of mash

Strawberry and coconut tart with pink custard

Square pie

White dogshit with Spangles sauce

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HouseOfLametta - 03 Jan 2019 22:03:54 (#1 of 92)

I am moved to start this valuable resource by watching the documentary about a Louisiana swamp. The alligators were swimming about in something that looked like the mysterious condiment that came with fish and chips.

Cavewoman - 03 Jan 2019 22:09:57 (#2 of 92)

Scoops of LUMPY mash.

Ginmonkey - 03 Jan 2019 22:13:09 (#3 of 92)

Sweet macaroni with a dollop of jam.

Bear faced ham.

Tepid tinned plum tomatoes served as a vegetable dish.

Tadagee - 03 Jan 2019 22:17:22 (#4 of 92)

I absolutely adored school shepherd's pie.

God knows what crap it was made with but it was bloody marvellous.

HouseOfLametta - 03 Jan 2019 22:17:36 (#5 of 92)

A little plastic trug Of granular salad cream that tastes vaguely of horseradish.

DejaLu - 03 Jan 2019 22:17:54 (#6 of 92)

There’s a caff near us that actually offers tinned tomatoes as an extra to go with your fry-up. I wonder whether they get many takers.

solomongursky - 03 Jan 2019 22:17:56 (#7 of 92)

WTF's bear faced ham?

HouseOfLametta - 03 Jan 2019 22:18:39 (#8 of 92)

Billy bear sausage

popstar7 - 03 Jan 2019 22:19:43 (#9 of 92)

The glistening, gossamer smooth, not-so-vaguely phallic head of the xenomorph in Alien recalls the bits of kidney in the steak and kidney slop we used to get.

Pentecost - 03 Jan 2019 22:19:45 (#10 of 92)

Tepid tinned plum tomatoes served as a vegetable dish.

Army catering, as well.

popstar7 - 03 Jan 2019 22:20:45 (#11 of 92)

I quite liked it, tbf.

HouseOfLametta - 03 Jan 2019 22:21:53 (#12 of 92)

Long, floppy brown chips, perfectly square in cross section.

solomongursky - 03 Jan 2019 22:23:47 (#13 of 92)

Tadagee - 03 Jan 2019 22:24:06 (#14 of 92)

Getting food to be grey is quite an achievement. I don't think there is any food that is grey in its natural form so to manage this takes fine balance and delicate adjustment.

However school Irish Stew was invariably and irredeemably grey.

Cavewoman - 03 Jan 2019 22:25:03 (#15 of 92)

Stew with flobbery lumps of gristle and fat.

My first teaching job was in a (state) school that had its own kitchen and an Italian head cook. The food was brilliant. I can remember gorgeous bread & butter pudding, light and creamy, and buttery croissants at break time, filled with ham and melted cheese, and lasagne quite as good as the one I make.

carterbrandon - 03 Jan 2019 23:00:18 (#16 of 92)

I don't think there is any food that is grey in its natural form

I think margarine is, until they add yellow colouring. I'm sure I saw a 'knocking copy' ad campaign from the butter industry to that effect.

Pentecost - 03 Jan 2019 23:04:44 (#17 of 92)

A lump of lard is pretty grey. Ditto the congealed dripping that comes out of lorne sausage.

bossab2 - 03 Jan 2019 23:18:56 (#18 of 92)


airynothing - 03 Jan 2019 23:18:59 (#19 of 92)

The did at my primary school was mostly great. A chocolate mousse known universally as "chocolate splodge" was a highlight, but cheese flan on Fridays was also good, and the sausages were properly peppery and herby. OTOH, we all hated cold roast meat, and claimed that the boiled potatoes we always got (no mash for us) was mouldy.

Secondary school food came as a bit of a shock.

popstar7 - 03 Jan 2019 23:23:17 (#20 of 92)

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