How intriguing it is that the good old school lunch box has evolved as much as society has .
Driving home and listening to the radio an interesting topic evolved about today’s lunch boxes and their creative contents whether it be for school or work , the good old PB&J has long disappeared .
A Teacher phoned in describing a few lunches she saw daily at her school
A Grade 2 pupil of hers had SUSHI for lunch !?!? another pupil had prawn canape’s !?!? none of this was home made , I am not saying they aren’t healthy or nutritious in any way , probably more so than some children who are given lunch money and spend it all on hamburgers , sweets ,and fizzy drinks .
I was just astounded at the caliber of food some children are taking to school daily for lunch !!!
I used to get fruit , a jam or peanut butter sandwich , a couple biscuits or a slice of cheese and a small mug of juice and on a really good Monday I would get a Sunday Roast Sandwich with all the mouth watering smack-rings from the day before . nowadays I eat leftovers or sandwiches or even better a sandwich constructed from leftovers . I save up every month to take myself to dinner at a stunning restaurant and indulge in a gourmet experience , at 8 years of age I would never dream of eating such delicacy’s daily .
Living in South Africa with such a diverse group of people your bound to poke around in each others lunch boxes . I have come across some weird and wonderful takes on the midday mealtime regime from goats head , marmite and bananas , to a fully loaded sandwich loaded with all the contents of your fridge (contents indistinguishable ) .
If Lunch is the highlight (usually ) of our working /schooling day , shouldn’t we make every last morsel count ?
so yes even though I was shocked beyond belief at what today’s lunch boxes contain , it brings us hope for a more Knowledgeable pallet’s and discerning clients in the future .
Any fond memories of your lunch boxes ?
would love to hear about them .
Have a tastetastic day 🙂