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5/16/19 7:03 P

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EngineerMom: I love that story.

I used to bring a bag lunch to grade school with a lunchmeat sandwich (no lettuce or tomato, just meat and cheese and condiment) an apple, or sometimes an orange, and sometimes a Little Debbie snack treat. Little Debbie brand, I now know, because they were the least expensive. We were on a VERY tight budget growing up even though both parents worked, so I didn't get the hot lunch. But I loved those occasional snack cake thingyees.

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5/16/19 4:22 P

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My favorite lunchbox item was either the pizza lunchable or those snack-pak puddings, but only the chocolate ones.

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5/16/19 11:12 A

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I was a hot-lunch kid - one less thing for my pair of working parents to worry about in the morning!

I do have a fond memory of a packed dinner my mom used to make. My sister and I sang in two different youth choirs at our church. The practices were back-to-back on a school night. Homemade dinners were important to my parents, especially because their budget was really, really tight during that time in my childhood. My mom would come home from work, make grilled cheese sandwiches and heat up tomato soup (made with water, not milk, with garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano added). She would put the tomato soup in a very old Thermos container that she'd preheated with hot water, and she'd wrap the sandwiches in wax paper, then tinfoil, then a towel to keep them (somewhat) warm.

She'd pack everything into a cooler she'd preheated with hot water, and pack my sister and I up to get over to the church for rehearsal. While my sister was at her rehearsal, my mom and I would sit and talk and eat dinner together. It was basically the only time during the week when I had her and her attention all to myself. Then my sister would get her turn while I was rehearsal.

We were both in early elementary school, and we both still remember it as one of our favorite dinners to this day (and this after a childhood of parents who can make everything from homemade ravioli to from-scratch bagels to homemade Steak Diane!).

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5/16/19 8:54 A

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My mom always packed us healthy lunches with sandwiches and fruit. Every once in a while as a treat she would put in an individual pudding cup. In the 80s, before the plastic pudding cups, they came in tiny cans with a pull tab. I still remember the taste of that chocolate pudding!

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5/16/19 7:58 A

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Martha - That sounds so good!! I used to mix the cream cheese and olives and stuff them into celery or use it as a dip...never thought of making it into a sandwich!



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5/14/19 12:56 A

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Cheese crackers with cheese or peanut butter. Leftover meatloaf sandwich.

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5/13/19 8:46 P

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My Mom made me a sandwich w/cream cheese and olives that I absolutely loved! reminds me to make it now.

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5/10/19 3:58 P

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A lot of the schools in MA are nut-free



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5/10/19 9:39 A

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Your school does not allow peanut butter?
Wow...

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 5/10/2019 (09:39)
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5/10/19 8:22 A

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PB&J...back in the day when peanut butter was allowed in schools.



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5/9/19 10:47 A

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I was lucky to grow up in a suburb where we walked to and from school, and went home for lunch. There were still a small majority of stay-at-home Moms, who were the lunch spot for their own kids, as well as any of the neighbourhood kids who had working Moms. It was a 20-25 minute walk each way, so we only were home for about 20 minutes --- so it really was "eat and go". A bowl of cream of tomato soup with soda crackers and a grilled cheese sandwich was pretty much the "meal of choice" in the winter, while toasted tomato sandwiches were the spring and fall preference, with the tomatoes out of our garden.

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5/9/19 9:40 A

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I used to love it when my Mom would put in an orange that she had cut into sections.

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I had a few:
Whole cucumber for lunch
Whole swede for lunch
sandwich made with the drippings from Roast Beef (nothing else with it)
Marmite sandwich
Orange (we only normally got an orange if my older sister had come home for the weekend and brought us one each.)

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5/9/19 5:15 A

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What was your favorite childhood lunch?

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