When I discovered this article in the February 1936 issue of American Cookery magazine, I knew I just had to share it with you today in hon...
hi louise, i'm not too sure if we have that kind of school lunch program over here..maybe they have in boarding school. I have also never heard that parents or teachers here were being called to discuss about what sort of food to be sold in canteen. Generally, most are local food like rice and noodles..sandwiches ..junk food too :D wow, scalloped salmon..if these are in the school lunch program here, i might want to go back to school..haha..
I don't care how good school lunches are or may have been Lena, it's tough being school age these days. I don't want to go back! Glad you enjoyed this post:)
Louise, I agreed with Lena. As far as I know there's no such school lunch program in my country and what we have is a canteen that sells more junk food than 'real food'. Interesting post and cheers :)
Hi Ivy!Thanks for visiting. I'm so glad you liked this post. Unfortunately, I can no longer comment on your blog because I am not on google+ The message tells me "You are not permitted to reply on this post" so I can't even reply. Please try to fix it. I wrote you email about it. Hope to see your tasty meals soon...
Oh, I love this. Terrific 'cookbooks' and who doesn't love vintage back to school recipes. I always carried my brown paper bag to school with its tuna fish sandwiches.. but there were a few years when I had a space age lunchbox with thermos.. I still have the thermos. :-)
The school lunch program has really moved a long way from these examples of early days. Now it is the emphasis of our local district to serve healthier choices. I'm not sure all those soups would be well-received by children today. Our own children seldom ate a cafeteria lunch, choosing to take a home-packed one instead.
Louise , I remember when I was in grade school ( Yeah , centuries ago ;D ) the school canteen sells this brown bread , don't really know what was in it , but it was warm and really good to my not-so picky palate ! And if you want something to go with it , you had to buy somewhere else :P Those school lunch listed above sounds wonderful ! Scalloped salmon , kids ?! lol
school lunch? , good program to follow, .. i want to go back to school also
Ah, school lunches - they used to strike terror in my heart! Some were pretty good, actually, but many were ghastly. Fun stuff, though - enjoyed browsing all the goodies you've collected for our enjoyment today. Thanks!
What a neat post! Thank you, Louise. Sure beats the frozen pizza and canned peas I remember...
HI Louise , What a wonderful post and it brings back happy memories , we also have a say in what can and cannot be sold in vending machines , it's good for parents to have a say because our kids are getting so obese and we need to keep a check on them . Thanks for sharing this valuable information . Give Mation a hug :).
Once again...I am in awe of the research that you do for your posts!!When I make Pea Soup...I always use a Ham bone...delicious!!Enjoy your evening...Cheers!Linda :o)
Classics! I - however - always brown bagged it to school, after I outgrew the Snoopy lunchbox!
Oh Louise, nice post...I like this classics...although I did not grow up here, but still appreciate these photos. Thank you!Hope you are enjoying your week my dear :D
Loved the history of the school lunch. I know kids these days would only eat the cookies. Thanks for sharing, Ginger
I have always thought how wonderful it is to have school lunches like those in America... we eat sandwiches/cookies for break time!
I love looking at these old things! So charming.
Those recipe books are real treasures -- especially the wonderfully illustrated one from General Foods! I guess school lunches are on everybody's mind. I have done three posts on "What's in your lunch box." See maefood.blogspot.com.
Loved reading about the school lunch program. My how things have changed in my neck of the woods.
long after i left, my mom started working in my elementary school's cafeteria. she learned a lot of frightening things there, but a few useful techniques as well. mostly disturbing stuff, though. :)
School lunches these days...*shakesmyhead* Why can't it still be like this??
Hi Louise, great post especially for this time of year. Perfect for the kiddies going back to school. Love all of your recipes and the photos are amazing. My mom was a teacher, and she always made us a hearty Italian lunch as well a hot dinner on the table every night. Thanks for sharing these delicious dishes. Dottie :)
Lovely lunches! Better than what most kids eat nowadays...Cheers,Rosa
Super post, Louise! School lunches? Not in my day. I lived in a small town and we went (actually walked...I sound like Lincoln) home for lunch. I think back on that and think: my poor mother. No break from cooking. She didn't skimp with pb&j sandwiches either. BTW: that pb cookie recipe is a good one.
I was a product of the school lunch and breakfast too (smile). I wish they were as good as a few of these soup recipes might have indicated. The recipe for peanut butter cookies remain a classic to this day.Have a great weekend.Velva
Dear Louise, I usually brought my lunch. My mom used to make the best lunches!! I bought lunch once in a blue moon. I wish the lunches in schools came close to these recipes. I think then the kids would really like them.Blessings and you are in my prayers dear. Catherine xo
Such a classic lunchtime and wonderful read, I wish we had this custom at our school :DCheersCCU
Classic stuff here! I have some good, and many cringing, memories of the school lunch line. I see calzones are on the menu in my old school district these days. We did not have that choice way back when I was a kid!
Boy have school lunches changed in the past decades! Fun to look back, Louise. You share the best tidbits ;)
This certainly reminds me of my school days, Louise! Class programs indeed. Happy weekend, my dear!
My (remaining) daughter brown bags it--but I think she'd love to get her hands on the cookies.
Love this post Louise and love to know the lunchs:)and love all these cute draws, xo
Hi Louise, another great posting. Love all your interesting collections. They are excellent! Best regards.
Through this wide opened gate, none came too early,none returned too late.Thanks for dropping in...Louise
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