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School Lunch favorites

momskitchen | Dec 31, 200709:46 AM

What was your favorite school lunch as a kid? Mine was something called "Meat Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes" and basically it was ground beef in gravy served over instant mashed potatoes. I also liked the chili that they served because my fussy eater mother never made anything so exotic like that at our house. I was kind of a food nerd, because I was the only kid in the school that would eat some of the vegetables that were served, like spinach and beets. I didn't like the pizza, which was served weekly. That was something that all the kids loved, but not me. We had the stereotypical lunch lady named Mrs. Perry she had her hair dyed about the same color as the background of this chowhound frame and wore a pink hairnet and orthopedic shoes and cateye glasses. She was, true to form, mean and hated children, but she took a liking to me because of my love for spinach and beets and always gave me extra vegetables, no charge.

Anyway, my son currently loves a dish they serve at his school called "Cheesy Taco Mac". My understanding is that it is like macaroni and cheese with taco meat in it. I tried a recipe from Velveeta, and he rejected it outright. Anyone have a good recipe for it?


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