School recipes vary from district to district, with some popular old school menu items including pizza and toastie dogs. While old recipes from urban schools are occasionally available to the public, many smaller schools do not publish recipes for the public.
To make 24 servings of a City School pizza, brown 1 pound of ground beef and 1 tablespoon of instant minced onion in a large skillet. Add 8 ounces of canned tomatoes, 6 ounces of canned tomato paste, 3/4 cup of water, 3/4 teaspoon of oregano and salt to taste. As it warms, add 3/4 teaspoon of dried sweet basil, 3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 3/4 pound of ground or chopped luncheon meat.
Simmer the mixture for several minutes, and then spread onto French-style pizza crust in baking pans. Top with 1 1/2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until the layer of cheese is bubbly and browned.
To make toasty dogs, cover 10 slices of soft bread with American Cheese spread or American Cheese. Place a hot dog on each slice of bread, and roll tight. Poke with a toothpick to ensure it stays intact. Place on a baking sheet. Mix 3 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of ketchup and 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, and spread on top of bread rolls. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.