Chicken Fricassee - school dinners!

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Found 29th Jan 2011
Possibly my best memory of school?
Puff pastry and loads of the 'grey sauce' that came with it.

So I woke up this morning and decided to make a school memory come back to life. And boy did I do it justice! Followed a Keith Floyd recipe and it worked a treat. I also did roasted new potatoes and asparagus (which I think was missing from the school menu).

Anyone else got some really good memories of school food?
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Spotted dick anyone?
I remember school dinners being ok, cornflake tart and custard mmmm!
However, went to my little one's school for parents lunch and found myself gagging, at the lack of salt ha ha!
I used to love fudge tart & chocolate custard!
I seem to remember occasionally getting half an Apple and a portion of cheddar
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I don't LIKE you anymore
chicken curry and chips :-) followed by tottenham cake

Edited by: "ilovepink" 29th Jan 2011
livingthelife07

I used to love fudge tart & chocolate custard!


We never got anything as good as that!
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DLM

I don't LIKE you anymore



Sorry DLM - I used eggs if that helps our relationship?
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JonnyTwoToes

Sorry DLM - I used eggs if that helps our relationship?



They had better be free-range or it's over
liver, mashed potato,peas & gravy, followed by rice crispie cake & green mint custard, oh yeah bring it on, yummy.
Mars bar and custard was a good choice.

As was cornflake tart, Wellington pudding
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I worked on school dinner's a couple of year's ago.

I felt sorry for the children because the food was nasty.

The cutlery was dirty and flies landed on the cakes.

Never again!
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DLM

They had better be free-range or it's over



Off course.
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DLM

I worked on school dinner's a couple of year's ago.I felt sorry for the … I worked on school dinner's a couple of year's ago.I felt sorry for the children because the food was nasty.The cutlery was dirty and flies landed on the cakes.Never again!



I agree. At least treat meat with respect if your going to eat it!
Mmmm, i remember chicken supreme with rice and then choc pud with mint custard , nom nom
How about the strawberry custard? ours was always thick and lumpy! oO
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shopstilldrops

Mmmm, i remember chicken supreme with rice and then choc pud with mint … Mmmm, i remember chicken supreme with rice and then choc pud with mint custard , nom nom



What was in Chicken Supreme?
Could never stomach semolina and the school blamange. Used to like some of the sweet puddings though but others reminding me of what they were has made me realise I would probably hate them today. Eg cornflake tart. That would be much too sweet for me now.
I don't remember minty custard.....
JonnyTwoToes

What was in Chicken Supreme?



Dog
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Chocolate shortbread and pink custard!
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My favourite time at school was when the dinner ladies were on strike.

We got a lovely packed lunch to take home.
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geegee-pinata

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Surely that should be called Dog Supreme? Oh, you jest............
Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 29th Jan 2011
geegee-pinata

I don't remember minty custard.....



i do, it was bright green!!!
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missp27

i do, it was bright green!!!



......... that wasn't minty custard..... poor child.
livingthelife07

How about the strawberry custard? ours was always thick and lumpy! oO



that'll be the strawberries.
JonnyTwoToes

What was in Chicken Supreme?




Its chunks of chicken breast in a white creamy sauce , i suppose not that different from what they call carbonara sauce nowadays
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JonnyTwoToes

Surely that should be called Dog Supreme? Oh, you jest............



We call our biggest hen "the dog".

She is about the size of a small doggie
JonnyTwoToes

Surely that should be called Dog Supreme? Oh, you jest............



X) Am a jester!
Did anyone else have Gypsy Tart?
My school dinners were gross, I honestly can't think of anything nice about them apart from the jam roly poly and ice cream. I used to go home starving and wolved down my tea (that's dinner to you poshies).
missp27

i do, it was bright green!!!



right back atcha X) you cheeky missp
livingthelife07

Did anyone else have Gypsy Tart?



Am sure i saw these on a programme the other night
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livingthelife07

Did anyone else have Gypsy Tart?



No but my bf has had a few manchester tarts.
richp

that'll be the strawberries.



Not in my school. They specialised in lumps
Lol!!!!!!
WoolyM

Not in my school. They specialised in lumps


Lumpy mashed potato in scoops oO Eurghh
DLM

No but my bf has had a few manchester tarts.



My dad loves Manchester tarts, my mum even treats him to them
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I am sure the staff saved the best for themselves.

They were all over-weight.
nikkib123

My dad loves Manchester tarts, my mum even treats him to them


I just had to Google Manchester Tart, I have never heard of it before!
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