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Author Topic: UK school dinners of the 1960s : what was your favourite?  (Read 904 times)

Offline Cosmos

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UK school dinners of the 1960s : what was your favourite?
« on: 20 February, 2017, 10:07:20 PM »
I realise that this will be a question for fewer members than the usual.

My favourite was cheese and onion pie ; it was frequently accompanied by mashed potato. Unfortunately it would be very difficult to reproduce that today as the pastry isn't the same.

My second favourite was cheese and tomato pie.
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Re: UK school dinners of the 1960s : what was your favourite?
« Reply #1 on: 21 February, 2017, 10:40:29 AM »

Tapioca Pudding! Worse still, Tapioca Pudding with a great dollop of congealed jam in the middle which sounds fouls (and probably was) but which, when you stirred it around with your spoon, made the jam made the frog-spawny Tapioca go a really nauseous-looking working class pink colour. I couldn't get enough of it.

My second favourite has to be the mashed potatoes! Not to eat (because the mash was horribly lumpy and a vile grey colour) but because the school mash made such brilliant missiles!

Rather than risk eating the stuff we used to flick salvoes of fork-loads of mashed potato in high, arc-shaped trajectories across the Great Hall of my school - and then the mash bombs would slam into some poor unsuspecting weedy kid sitting 50 feet away. Bulls-eye! Never knew what hit him!

I still can't even guess what secret ingredient the cooks used to put into the gelatinous mash but, once hit with it, it was almost impossible to get out of your hair - it was like plumber's mastic - it had to be virtually cut out of the victim's hair with matron's dreaded scissors. Oh what fun we used to have! I must have been such a delightful kid when I was 8 or 9.

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Re: UK school dinners of the 1960s : what was your favourite?
« Reply #2 on: 27 February, 2017, 09:18:41 AM »
At our school they made a mince pie. The meat was dry, no gravy. It was served with mash potatoes and cubed beetroot. If it was the day that they also served chocolate crunch and pink custard then I was in heaven!

My worst was cheese pie, mash and tomato. I hated cheese and tomato and was once made to sit at the table until I at least ate some of it. I sat there resolutely refusing! I was about 6 or 7..
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