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2020-10-21 4:08:14 PM  
Raising quite the porker I see. Back in my day we were lucky to get some peanut butter smeared on the back of a playing card.
 
2020-10-21 4:23:07 PM  

Subtonic: Raising quite the porker I see. Back in my day we were lucky to get some peanut butter smeared on the back of a playing card.


Oh look at Mr. Fancy Pants over here with his high falutin' PLAYING CARDS. I bet you had 52 of them too, didn't you. DIDN'T YOU!?!?!

We didn't even have peanut butter. Just peanut shells. And we ate them.
 
2020-10-21 4:38:07 PM  
Is... that all one lunch? Jesus.

/ Our lazy lunch is a peanut butter sandwich and piece of fruit.
 
2020-10-21 5:13:55 PM  
The article said the kid is 9.  I'm fairly certain that I was packing my own lunch by 4th grade.

It was roughly around this time that my weekly "allowance" was the price of school lunches ... if I packed my own lunch, I got to keep the money.  Of course, it was DoDDS schooling, so basically everyone was on reduced price lunch, but you still got a couple of bucks a week for making peanut butter sandwiches, even after paying for a carton of milk.
 
2020-10-21 5:30:51 PM  
Over the past two decades, I've started supporting universal free school meals.  If kids are required to be there, they should get fed.  No child deserves hunger.

This right here illustrates how much it would help *parents*, as well as the students.
 
2020-10-21 5:39:33 PM  

Oneiros: The article said the kid is 9.  I'm fairly certain that I was packing my own lunch by 4th grade.

It was roughly around this time that my weekly "allowance" was the price of school lunches ... if I packed my own lunch, I got to keep the money.


I was packing mine by 2nd grade (no snark) and the allowance/lunch money thing was exactly what my folks did.  That was up until I got my first job as a paper boy when I was about 12 or 13.  And I am not complaining.  In my house you got paid to do chores with clothes, food, and a roof over your head lol, and that's how it was.

My next door neighbor friend, however, was spoiled rotten.  Mom either made his lunch or gave him lunch money and when it came time to do chores, like cutting the lawn, he got $10 for the front, $10 for the back, and $5 for each side and that was in the 70's.  In 2020 bucks that's about $44/44/22/22, or ~$130 2020 bucks for cutting maybe a 1/2 acre of lawn.  He'd get paid $5 to sweep the freakin garage!

My current neighbor's lawn company gets about half that to do a larger lawn and do more than just cut it, lol.

/My friend's dad also put him through college then bought him a freakin liquor store in Scotch Plains, NJ
 
2020-10-21 6:39:10 PM  
My typical lunch when I was growing up:

PB&J or Bologna Sandwich
Veggies & Dip 
Fruit
Peanut Butter & Cheese Crackers or some other "snack"
Milk

If it wasn't that, it was school lunch -- which was usually a cold tray and a hot tray. Your cold tray had a crappy small salad, fruit cocktail, maybe some veggies and I think a cookie. Your hot tray was typical school fare: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Pizza, Chicken Nuggets, Hot Dog, Grilled Cheese etc. The best days were French Bread Pizza days. The worst were these nasty ass "enchiladas" they served. They looked like baby diarrhea and didn't smell much better.
 
2020-10-21 6:46:36 PM  

orezona: Subtonic: Raising quite the porker I see. Back in my day we were lucky to get some peanut butter smeared on the back of a playing card.

Oh look at Mr. Fancy Pants over here with his high falutin' PLAYING CARDS. I bet you had 52 of them too, didn't you. DIDN'T YOU!?!?!

We didn't even have peanut butter. Just peanut shells. And we ate them.


Peanut shells? That was luxury for us, I tell you.
 
2020-10-21 6:55:31 PM  
honestly who wants to spend time making perfect sandwiches, cutting crusts off...

Who the fark cuts off the crusts? And "wants to spend time"?
How about spending 5 minutes or less to make 1-3 sandwiches (with the farking crusts). It's not rocket surgery people!

and ensuring everything is healthy and balanced.

A turkey sandwich on decent bread with lettuce and tomatoes, an apple and some cheese is just fine for lunch and takes just a few minutes. I was doing this for myself since about age 10, and do it now for work as well.

Quit making stupid excuses... you wanted the damn kid, so now you need to feed it!
 
2020-10-21 7:38:31 PM  
my kid gets marbles to suck on. if she swallows them, well, pretty soon there won't be any more marbles left, will there? i have her convinced that each color marble has a different flavor. some of her favorite flavors are salt, tinny, and plain. you'd be surprised just how much a 3 yo girl can put away, so this marble idea has been a really nice way to help replenish the casino jar.
 
2020-10-22 12:18:13 AM  
My parents were pretty good about my school lunches.

My Dad: Here is a can of generic raviolio and if you lost your P38 you go hungry.

My Mom: Take the dented can today, before it spoils.
 
2020-10-22 11:41:00 AM  

orezona: Subtonic: Raising quite the porker I see. Back in my day we were lucky to get some peanut butter smeared on the back of a playing card.

Oh look at Mr. Fancy Pants over here with his high falutin' PLAYING CARDS. I bet you had 52 of them too, didn't you. DIDN'T YOU!?!?!

We didn't even have peanut butter. Just peanut shells. And we ate them.


Peanut shells are edible when prepared correctly.  And very high in fiber.

Look up recipes for deep fried peanuts.  I like tossing them with adobo (the seasoned salt, not the sauce) when they come out of the frier.

And be careful how much you eat at once.  If you're not rinsing them down with a drink, you can get some shell in between your cheek and gums, and they're a bit abrasive.
 
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