I would really like to know what “butter tarts” are. They sound delicious.
When I was Mike’s age my school was around the corner from my home and I went home for lunch. Come to think of it, the other kids who even lived a few blocks away, went home for lunch. I grew up in SE suburban Yonkers, NY>
5’th grade all of us had to go home for lunch. 1 hour. Needed it as I lived 3/4 mile from school. Only one family lived 3 houses farther from me. It was run both ways, except in warm weather all the guys stopped by the frog pond on the way back to kill time and scoop critters, Go Horton school.
No TV at lunch for me—didn’t have one until 1957 when I was in 6th grade. It was a struggle for six year old legs to make the mile each way to home for lunch and back to school in 1951.Moved about half way to school in summer between 6th and 7th grade but had to look towards a mile walk to high school for 8th grade—only then got to eat at school.
Most schools won’t allow kids to trade lunch items any more. Too many allergy concerns now. Come to think of it most don’t allow peanut butter now either. If that had been the case when my youngest was in school he would have starved to death. He lived on peanut butter.
Why would he want to trade all that good stuff for “second tier” stuff? Butter tarts do sound tasty!
pecan pie with raisins. why raisins. weird
Up until sixth grade I went home for lunch. I was jealous of the bus riders that got to eat at the cafeteria. Then seventh grade and I started eating at the cafeteria too……. Not as bad as SNL made it out to be but sure missed my Gramy’s lunches.
Not sure about Elly, but seems that Lynn was fine with all the trading.
Aaron was recently reminiscing about the great lunches I used to make for him; “Other kids might have a slice of cheese and some dry, white bread — but we got a great big, honking SANDWICH!” Katie didn’t share his enthusiasm; “I used to trade mine with a boy who always had sugar sandwiches.” (She’s always had a sweet tooth.) I wasn’t angry that Katie had given her lunches away — considering the poor diets of some kids, he probably needed a good, nutritious lunch more than she did.
In my area, a good butter tart has a runnier filling than a pecan pie, but the analogy is pretty good. Also, some producers are marketing “pecan butter tarts” along with the original, now called “raisin butter tarts”. More variants are emerging as well, starting with the obvious “pecan raisin butter tarts”.
When I got to Jr. High School, we lived only a couple of blocks from school. I went home about half the time, but we had to have a special pass in order to leave campus for lunch.
Butter tarts are a Canadian delicacy. I’m a horrible, horrible Canadian … I’m not a big fan. WAY too sweet!
One nice thing about living close to Canada in Michigan is the availability of such things as butter tarts. Tim Hortons is right down the street, and their tarts are pretty darn good. (Tim Hortons is a Canadian based coffee/pastry franchise.)No poutine as of yet, but I remain hopeful.
Some butter tarts come sans raisins
In kindergarten in the 70’s had a mile to walk to schoolFor the rest of elementary school stayed for lunch For jr high I could run there in 4 minutes so I came home for lunch My kids have to have written permission to come home for lunch They usually stay though for hot lunch Fridays
I’ve never heard of a “butter tart” until today but I’ve got such a sweet tooth that it sounds absolutely delicious! With such a dessert as that in his lunch, why on earth would Michael trade it for 2 Oreos or an apple?!? Unless, of course . . . Elly made it and he thinks it tastes terrible . . . ???
I think I’d rather just have the pecan pie, sans the raisins. Now, chocolate chips on the other hand……
Wow, I had no idea that butter tarts were unique to us here in Canada. You learn something new every day!
Oct 18, 2014