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post #1 of 86
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As a kid I loved ginger ale and milk. Pickled Beet sandwiches. Sugar on iceberg lettuce. Oh, yeah, those weren't MY ideas, they were things my mother ate!

Some others? Butter and sugar on white bread, cold spagetti sandwiches (spagetti and white bread), something she called Welsh rabbit, but it was melted Velveeta on toast, Spam (and that's wierder than anything!), toast with warm milk poured over it, called....milk toast.

Strange dinners? How about white rice and the tiniest cocktail shrimp you can imagine served on saltines! Think powder dry. : I pucker just thinking about it!

Course, we also had regular stuff~kielbasa and saurkraut, creamed chipped beef on toast, Finnan Haddie (heavily salted haddock in a cream sauce over....I don't remember. Potatoes? Toast?). Mmmm, or 'scrambled hamburg'~Burger, with some green pepper and onion mixed in.

There were roasts and chops and things like that. Ham and turkey.

Isit any wonder I love to cook and rarely eat the things I grew up eating? My kids have NO idea how lucky they are.

What did YOU eat?
post #2 of 86
@ "welsh rabbit" its a common mistake, but welsh rarebit sure as heck ain't velveeta on cheese.

Now on to my family's embarassing eats:

1) Pickled pigs feet
2) Spam
3) Vienna sausages
4) Hog head cheese
(any wonder I converted to a religion that forbids pork!)

stuff i still love

Coke and Milk
rootbeer and milk
mayo on my ramen noodles
post #3 of 86
cottage cheese mixed with apple sauce. SOOOOO yummy..
post #4 of 86
my grandmother always ate raw, never-cooked, cold hotdogs.

It is so slimy and nasty. I can't even look at a hotdog.
post #5 of 86
my mom's fave growing up was potato chip and ketchup sandwiches

I haven't been brave enough to try that one
post #6 of 86
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mahdokht, want the recipe?
Actually, there are two schools of thought. (According to the Joy of Cooking) ONe is that it's Rabbbit, because the Welsh were unable to get much meat and were faking it, and the other is rarebit. Either is considered correct.

I had to tell ause I always wondered WHY it would be called "rabbit" if it was cheese.
post #7 of 86
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Originally Posted by Red
As a kid I loved ginger ale and milk. Pickled Beet sandwiches. Sugar on iceberg lettuce. Oh, yeah, those weren't MY ideas, they were things my mother ate!

Some others? Butter and sugar on white bread, cold spagetti sandwiches (spagetti and white bread), something she called Welsh rabbit, but it was melted Velveeta on toast, Spam (and that's wierder than anything!), toast with warm milk poured over it, called....milk toast.

Strange dinners? How about white rice and the tiniest cocktail shrimp you can imagine served on saltines! Think powder dry. : I pucker just thinking about it!
That's some weird stuff! My grandparents ate milk toast, but it was made like french toast without the eggs. Dip bread in milk and fry on a griddle. I also had a babysitter who would occasionally feed us toast with butter and sugar. That's not too weird, just like cinnamon toast sans cinnamon!

The weirdest thing I ate growing up was bologna and ketchup sandwiches. I used to take a swig of soy sauce or Worchestershire sauce on occasion. That is so weird, I can't believe I'm admitting it!
post #8 of 86
The only disturbing thing I can think of is something my mom called "super supper". It was a casserole made with: mashed potatoes mixed with sour cream, ground beef, and corn all mixed together and baked. :Puke
post #9 of 86
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Originally Posted by Red
mahdokht, want the recipe?
Actually, there are two schools of thought. (According to the Joy of Cooking) ONe is that it's Rabbbit, because the Welsh were unable to get much meat and were faking it, and the other is rarebit. Either is considered correct.

I had to tell ause I always wondered WHY it would be called "rabbit" if it was cheese.
well i'll be a monkey's uncle! I didn't know that. thanks for relieving me of my ignorance. now i'll intentionally say welsh rabbit in front of my snoody foodie friends and then i can whip out that lil factoid on them when they turn up their noses.
post #10 of 86
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Originally Posted by mahdokht

stuff i still love

Coke and Milk
rootbeer and milk
Mmmm. Now that sounds pretty dang good! Like a Coke or Rootbeer float after you eat all of the ice cream!
post #11 of 86
Chip butties. White bread, butter, french fries.
Crisp sandwiches. White bread, butter, potato chips.
Pickled onion sandwiches. White bread, butter pickled onions.
Black pudding. Made with pigs blood
White pudding. Same as black. Maybe the pigs were anemic.
post #12 of 86
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Irishmommy, our mothers might have been related! Yum, huh?

mahdokht, ok, looking up exact quote, so you'll sound even smarter! Oh-h, NOT in Joy! Shoot, I know I read about the Welsh not being allowed to hunt on their lords land, they were called poachers and how they were hungry and called it "rabbit". But where? Heck it's one of my favorite food facts!

When I find it I'll post the source!

Mama_b, you got sour cream?!

Oooh, anyone had a fried bologna sandwich?
post #13 of 86
We used to eat bread and butter with sugar as kids. My mom called it poor man's little debbies. Now I call it stupid

We were poor growing up so my mom made some miracles. She would brown ground beef and make a gravy with it. We would eat it over bread and with mashed potatoes and green beans. I actually liked it!
Sometmes she would brown ground beef and mix it with scrambled eggs.

My grandma used to eat everything gross. What she called liverwurst ( braunschweiner sp?) and pickle loaf. eww...

My sister used to eat mayo sandwiches. EWWW!!

Some of the things you all have mentioned sound good to me! Like the mashed potato thing. Of course being prego i eat weird stuff sometimes anyway!


Amy
post #14 of 86
Some of what Irishmommy ate...yummy chip butties.

brown sugar sandwiches
molasses sandwiches
fried bologna sandwiches with ketchup...I am vegetarian and these still sound good to me.

mustard and sugar sandwiches...looks like anything between two slices of bread
post #15 of 86
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Originally Posted by Red
Oooh, anyone had a fried bologna sandwich?

On white bread with mayo! Also had fried hotdogs split with mayo on white bread. My papaw used to fix me that one.
post #16 of 86
Cottage Cheese sandwiches...I still eat those. The bread has to be super fresh so you can press the two slices together to seal the cheese in.

I lived in Australia in high school as an exchange student. Our most common afterschool snack was toast with jam and then smothered with cream. It was awesome!

My mom was a home economics teacher, straight outta the 50's. Seriously, she graduated from college in '54 or '55 so you can imagine! Lots of pretty jello molds and elegant casseroles.
post #17 of 86
my mother talks about eating lettuce and banana sandwiches..

my dh thinks carrot raisin salad is weird, but I love it!

When I was preggo with #2?? I ate blackberry pie with salsa..
post #18 of 86
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Originally Posted by Red

Oooh, anyone had a fried bologna sandwich?
oh those are sooooo good, on totally nutrition free Wonder bread. i still crave them sometimes. heck i still eat them when i can find good halal beef bologna.
post #19 of 86
My personal favorite (okay it was when I was 2-4): Cheese and ketchup sandwiches on frozen white bread. I would make these myself and I guess didn't want to bother anyone to heat the bread up for me. My parents said I would sometimes eat 2-3 a day. Gross.
post #20 of 86
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Originally Posted by grace474
my mom's fave growing up was potato chip and ketchup sandwiches
She needs to try ketchup chips. I've never seen them in the States, but I know Canucks have access to them.

I too like Pepsi and milk. I swear I tried it before I saw Laverne do it.

Hey, Worcestershire swigger: I used to eat Italian dressing from a bowl. Once I drank the remaining pickle juice. (Oof.)

The grossest: My Dad eats peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches. (And the dude is still skinny.)
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