Mackenzie Ellis, Social Media Manager
October 20, 2023
It’s 12:00 p.m. Your third-period class just ended, and you’re looking forward to a leisurely walk to the Castle, where you’ll find your friends and the most anticipated event of the day: lunch. In an act of haste and hunger, you check the Nobles App, and what do you find? It’s grilled cheese day! Unless you’re a die-hard grilled cheese fan, you begin to wonder what you can whip up from the many options in the cold line. Well, as an avid eater at the Castle, I’ve been able to produce a list of tested and approved lunch options for even the pickiest of eaters!
Starting off with a mix between breakfast and lunch, these two `c2pickle-related items contain every main food group you’ll need to take on the day. Our first is an appetizer proposed by Allison Park (Class II): SunButter and pickles. This snack serves as a sweet and savory precursor to our main brunch course, which is a plain bagel topped with pickles, cream cheese, and banana pepper. Suggested by Rachel Zhao (Class III), this meal is sure to satisfy our vegetarian besties and aid freshmen who are looking for a conversation starter at their lunch table.
We’ll move on to a sweeter take on a classic lunch meal… the Pulled Pork sandwich. Recommended by yours truly, this sandwich substitutes white bread with lettuce and cheese with any fruit you can find near the yogurt section. No one wants a dry sandwich, so if you’re looking to spice things up, you can also add in a sweet sauce, like jam or yogurt, to give your dish a hint of freshly picked strawberry. This dish may also be a better fit for those who suffer from intense lactose intolerance, as it is essentially a reconstructed fruit salad.
(Photo Credit: Avery Winder)
After a hearty meal, you’ll want a sweet treat, but unfortunately, you’ve caught Flik on a day when no dessert option is available. Luckily, we’ve come across a solution, suggested by two JV field hockey stars who have requested anonymity as an act of humility. For this delectable treat, pour yourself a cup of hot water. Then, start to add as many hot chocolate packets as necessary for the water to combine with the powder and form a mouthwatering, mushy brown paste. Take a quick bite, and you may notice a slight similarity to brownie batter or even chocolate cake mix! As put by Drake, this concoction includes “some badness and madness,” making it a local school delicacy.
Whether you’ve just broken free from your chemistry class or recently finished recess, a lack of creative new lunch ideas may be a crushing concern weighing on your young mind. Although this list only scratches the surface of lunch combinations, we hope it has given you a few new meals to try out.