Sam Pooley
Sam Pooley thanked Anonymous' answer

We only had two at any time.  The head cook was a friend of the family.  I knew her in and out of school.  She also drove the bus,  she took a Medical First Responder's class with me; she raised chickens, ducks, pheasants, and turkeys.  We bought eggs form her,  I ate her school lunches … Read more

Sam Pooley
Sam Pooley thanked Cindy Lou's answer

When I was teaching I made sure every student of mine said "thank you for cooking for us today". It's a really hard job and I believe there were just 5-6 to prepare for over 500 children (and they had horrible pay too.)

BUT ONE YEAR all the school cooks in the town/small city  got together … Read more

Sam Pooley
Sam Pooley thanked Ray Dart's answer

Way back when I was at school, they were known as "the Witches" - probably in reference to the meal ingredients:

"Fillet of a fenny snake, Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf, … Read more

Sam Pooley
Sam Pooley thanked Rooster Cogburn's answer

Way back when I went to grade school, those ladies were the nicest people I ever saw at school. Always asked if we liked the food and gave you extras when they had it. Boy, what a hard job thy have. Can't say as they are now but they were the sweetest ladies when I … Read more