Today’s menu: “rib-b-que,” beans, peach fruit cup, milk, (buns forgotten!)
No buns were grabbed for this post (juvenile humor…couldn’t resist). So whole wheat buns were offered, but I was in a rush and I didn’t get them. I know the picture of the “rib-b-que” looks awful…but I have to say that when I opened the package up, the aroma that filled the room was not bad. It smelled meaty. Its taste was…passable and the baked beans were ok. The beans didn’t taste bland to me like they used to. Makes you wonder about my tastebuds….they might not be that reliable. Even though I ate everything today, I wouldn’t want my kid to eat this meal. Processed beef is not for us.
I first got a cell phone about 10 years ago. It was a very basic Nokia model and it just sat in my car for me to use “in emergencies.” Talking on a cell phone was not something I really did. We had a landline at home and we used that to talk to faraway family and friends. After about two to three years I upgraded to a flip phone and I thought it was “cool.” The phone did not have a camera as that was just coming out at the time I deemed that totally unnecessary. We started using our phones to call after 7 pm when we had “free” minutes.
When I did finally get a camera phone a few year later, I took a few pictures of family so I could program family members photos with their numbers. I also took a couple shots of nature for my phone’s background. Then I upgraded to a phone with a texting keyboard because I got into texting with my friends and my family (though not my husband because he’s just not into that). I loved that phone so much and took tons of pictures that I emailed to my facebook account and to family members. My photos consisted of the family and funny things I saw out in the world.
Finally earlier this year I made the jump to a “smart” phone. Switching phones while the blog project was underway was challenging, but an advanced phone is an absolute must. There’s no way I could manage this blog project without having instant access to the internet. I also really love taking pictures with it as you can see.
Ten years ago no one really “blogged” or took cell phone pictures and posted them online. And no one “twittered.” It’s like a whole new world. I never thought I’d be a undercover-cell-phone-school-food-journalist. But here I am.
Oh and this summer I plan on taking pictures related to our food culture (mostly screwed up food-related advertising to children) and posting them to the blog. I’ve already gathered up some very interesting photos.
In regards to my bashing of mashed potato flakes on Friday, I just want to say that I buy little red potatoes that I do not peel. I wash them, boil them, and mash them with their skins on. Peeling potatoes is something I try to avoid doing.