Hmm... Potatoes and frozen vegetables boiled together and served in hot milk. Sounds more like "Middle of the Winter and I'm Not Going Out in the Snow to Buy More Food so Just Eat It and Shut Up Already Soup" to me. I'd suspect that the recipe title is meant to be sarcastic, but I'm afraid the cookbook predates irony.
I guess teachers just need to make summer seem less appealing so we won't miss it so much when it's over. This should do the job.