Nevertheless, we declined. The 8.5-by-11-inch, folded program pamphlet that they provided us was dry and boring, quoted U.S. Department of Agriculture guidance, and used terminology foreign to people not well versed in school food service. Plus, we had our own experiences to overcome. As a child, I only bought lunch on attractive, themed days — Breakfast for Lunch, Taco Tuesday, Pizza Friday. My wife and I laughed over some of the more memorable lunches, such as green hot dogs on St. Patrick's Day, an attempt at Chinese food, and the much-derided Meatloaf Monday.