Monday, September 19, 2011

All About The Tucker

Mrs. Hillbilly Mom is just plumb tuckered out this evening. All that standing around for a.m. and p.m. parking lot duty, plus whipping up a delicious pot of chili that includes everything but the kitchen sink, plus frying hamburgers for the boy young 'uns will do that to you.

Did you know that a sixteen-year-old boy will eat a bowl of chili and a hamburger and a peanut butter sandwich? In ten minutes or less? Because he has to regain his strength that ebbed when the cafeteria ran out of hamburgers and had to scramble to find some cardboard pizza for the third lunch shift.

I've never seen the cafeteria line as long as it is this year. I don't know if more kids qualified for free lunch, or if kids are not getting enough to eat at home and rely on school food, or if there are fewer anorexics and manorexics in the population. At least everyone gets a free breakfast this year. Even if they aren't allowed to have syrup with their sausage/pankcake dogs. Some kind of regulation about too much sugar. Clamp down, big government! Don't you know that kids bring soda from home to wash it down? Because they don't like what we sell in the machines, that being diet sodas and Gatorades. And one half-pint of milk does not keep them adequately hydrated.


knancy said...

Hot dogs, corn dogs, pancake dogs; China Syndrome?

Hillbilly Mom said...

China Syndrome, Three-Mile Island...six of one, half dozen of the other. The corn dogs have more sugar than the syrup, I believe.

Mommy Needs a Xanax said...

I love how they serve corn dogs, cardboard pizza, etc., but hold out on that little cup of syrup.

At my last place of employment they thought mac and cheese was a main dish if you threw some cubed ham in it, and they regularly served it up with half a baked potato, a little bowl of corn, and a roll. But God forbid we give them two tablespoons of syrup.

The government is stupid.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Half a baked potato? BAKED POTATO! What kind of posh district was that? We have never ever had a baked potato. The kids would love it! What they hate most right now is a tube of fruit puree that they first mistook for GoGurt. Thumbs down on the puree tube. I told #1 that maybe NASA had a lot of space food left over, now that they're stopping manned flights in order to congratulate a certain sector on their many spacely accomplishments over the past thousand years.