When I was in elementary school, my mom usually packed my lunch for me, but on the occasional day she didn't, I ate whatever the cafeteria had to offer. My absolute favorite thing to get was the chalupa. I don't know why, but I loved it. (I think I just liked saying the word chalupa). Apparently, the other kids weren't showing the chalupa any love because one day I ordered it and the cafeteria lady told me they weren't serving it anymore because no one was ordering it. What the heck? I was ordering it. That was a sad day.
When I was packing my lunch yesterday, I realized it was almost identical to the lunches I ate as a kid. Except, I usually had pretzels too, and the sandwich was usually ham and cheese, and this is bologna. (I bought bologna instead of ham at the grocery because I realized it was like $2 cheaper. I can't say that I love it—I won't be getting it again). I don't think I ate my high school's cafeteria food once, but the two things I loved to get were Papa John's pizza and a chocolate Nutter Butter. Healthy, right? It was so funny, my lunch crew and I (Liza, Brit, Lalla) would always be on some kind of diet. Cabbage soup, Atkins orWeight Watchers (I lasted two weeks on Weight Watchers. I gained a half pound the second week and the lady who weighed me got all pissy about it. I quit that day). So we'd be eating our totally unsatisfying lunches, and then say, "Let's get pizza!" Haha, no wonder I gained weight on Weight Watchers. That's some Kirstie Alley shit right there.
An even funnier thing than the ridiculous diets we attempted in high school was the fact that we didn't even sit in the cafeteria until junior year. We were tight with Ms. Rob, the PE teacher, so we either ate in her room or in the hallways. Whoa, I was cool.
Tell me: What was your favorite school cafeteria food? (I'm kinda wishing I had tried the tater tots now). And where did you sit to eat your lunch?