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04/10/2002 Entry: "Institutional Food."

As we walked back from the Sales Training Meeting (and no, I'm not trained to sell now) with our box lunches, a co-worker mentioned that we're eating three meals today on the corporate bill. I realize it's true: buffet hotel breakfast before a morning session on Customer Relationship Management (with plenty of coffee, por supuesto) and dinner tonight with our East Coast manager. I'm reminded of someone I worked with who never ate food the company provided, because it left you somehow beholden to the company, having broken bread with your employers. Like your eating with the Godfather: "Leave the gun, Take the Cannoli."

I have no such problems. Are you gonna finish that dessert?

Speaking of being fed, the Boyfriend pointed me towards a story about Prison Loaf, fed to misbehaving prison inmates for a week at at time. What's in it? (Ingredients listed for three loaves.)

  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces imitation cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 4 ounces raw carrots, finely grated
  • 12 ounces spinach, canned, drained
  • 2 cups dried Great Northern Beans, soaked, cooked and drained
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces potato flakes, dehydrated
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 8 ounces powdered skim milk
  • 4 ounces raisins

Wait, wait...this is used as punishment? I think this was the vegetarian entree I had for Thanksgiving Dinner last year. I'll have to try making it and will let you know the results.

Replies: 3 comments

Yeah, well you best be reducing the quantity if you intend to make that: I sure as hell ain't touching it. Not even if you added meat to it...

Posted by David @ 04/10/2002 03:49 PM PST

looks pretty damn fine to me

Posted by aaron @ 04/10/2002 04:37 PM PST

Well both of y'all can go right on then. I'm going to Burger King.

Posted by David @ 04/11/2002 11:13 AM PST

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