Phish Phriday/Fish Friday (Vegan Lunch)
Growing up I ate hot lunch at school every day. Fish Friday was one of my favorite lunches! Now that I think about it, that is probably why Lent is one of my favorite seasons . . .
This vegan lunch reminds me of the old days.
The food in the 70’s was awesome, homemade, and made with love from the most talented women in our small town . . . it wasn’t exactly a town. Willis, Michigan was more like a spot in the road. It is a nowhere place perfect for dreaming big dreams.
The lunch ladies loved me! I always made sure that I went back and told them what I really loved about their cooking. I was for real–not shmoozing. They cooked things my mom could never have cooked. Over time, they began giving me exactly what I liked. For instance they NEVER EVER gave me green beans. They knew I hated picking them and eating them. Sometimes when I’m feeling a bit nostalgic I make these fish sticks for lunch.
Vegan Fish Sticks with Avocado spread and a Mixed Green Salad with dried blueberries, almonds, and a basil/blueberry dressing. So good!
I said a little prayer for those lunch ladies. I’m sure most of them have passed but the love they showed still lives in my heart. That was a lesson to me–long after I die, I want people to remember the love I put into everything I do.