I HAD to cook before school, or else I got to eat my mom's cooking. Loved her dearly, but, um... she wasn't talented in the kitchen.odern living" classes in school that taught living basics like banking, cooking, etc.
For whatever reason, my mom thought it a great idea to start baking bread instead of buying the store stuff when I was in 6th grade. It was the most gawd-awful stuff ever. I couldn't even trade my lunch because my mom's bread eventually earned a bad reputation at a school too.
One day, a lady from the Office came to our classroom and asked: "Who wants to work in the cafeteria? You'll earn a free lunch for about 15mins of work."
I worked in the school cafeteria every day for 15-20mins for a free lunch from the rest of 6th grade to 12th grade. The Cafeteria ladies always hooked us school workers up, big time.
Because of THAT job, is actually the reason why I got a BS Degree in Nutrition. I wanted to be a Food Service Director for a school district. The highest I ever got was Buyer and Menu Planner. The problem was, I'm an X'er and there were too many Boomers hogging-up the good jobs, like Food Service Director.
...and now you know, the rest of the story.