Today’s menu: cheese ravioli, carrots, bread (I got only one slice today), orange
I was offered “popcorn chicken” or “cheese ravioli” and so I chose the latter in the spirit of trying something new. Poor things only won the “runner up” prize to a processed chicken product….that was my first “red flag.”
Those ravioli look as tired as I feel. The sauce was on the sparse side. They look sad.
I don’t know how many kids took the ravioli but I have seen kids tell the lunch lady “I’m vegetarian.” I couldn’t make myself eat them. They weren’t as bad as the cheese lasagna
, but they weren’t the best either. The carrots tasted great because they were nice and hot and they slid right down my throat. I enjoy hot food.
I took my slice of bread and smeared peanut butter on it (I keep a jar in my stash) and ate it. That’s probably cheating, but I couldn’t eat just carrots and a slice of bread and survive the day. It’s days like this I think the kids would appreciate a regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Now if we could get that orange sliced up, the kids would get a chance to actually eat it.
I told another friend about this project. I’m slowly bringing people into the fold little by little, but I have to admit that I’m telling more people and getting more fearless. Remember when I paralyzed with fear? It still happens, but I’m getting to the point where I’m more comfortable meshing my online identity with my real life one. I’m going to own this and it’s a good thing.
It’s fun to tell people my “recap” (reference to Larry David on Curb — one of my favorite shows). Guess what? Did you hear about that anonymous teacher eating school lunch every day? It’s me! So far none of my friends have said they heard about me. That’s good, I think. Anyway then I say the rest of it that loyal readers already know. I was on Good Morning America. I talked to Jamie Oliver on the phone and I’m chatting with the big guys in school food reform. I spoke at the Mayo Clinic. I know!
My friend today was shocked and then did a little happy dance. “I’ve got goose bumps!” she exclaimed and then said, “There’s no way I would have ever suspected it was you.” Hee, hee. How fun!!
Next week I’m going to BlogHer Food to speak on a panel. I’m excited about it and I can’t wait to chat more in depth about these issues. There’s going to be a photo/video ban. If you are going to the conference, I’m looking forward to meeting you. No pictures though! Don’t worry, I’m quite ordinary so you are welcome to tweet descriptions of me!