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post #81 of 86
on sunday nights when "the wonderful world of disney" came on NBC my mama would let me eat cold white rice from lunch with milk and sugar in a bowl like cold cereal. that still sounds appealing to me, but i haven't had it in 30 yrs.

i also had bread and butter and bread and butter and sugar as snacks. had the soft boiled egg over torn toast, too.

my dad used to eat mustard and sardines on saltines so i would, too. bleah!

lots of casseroles with cream of mushroom soup and plenty of jello, though the fancy jello salads were for special occasions like thanksgiving, christmas, church dinners.

my girls love mayonnaise sandwiches, but it's organic omega 3 mayo and whole grain bread. they also love ketchup on their scrambled eggs and i eat em that way now, too. we're outta ketchup right now, too, darnit.
post #82 of 86
My sister used to dump lots of different kinds of cold cereal into one bowl and eat it with milk.

My mother used to add a little of all the different sodas into one cup (think running the cup down the side of the fountain machine) I think she called it a graveyard.

My sister also liked to eat ready made frosting out of the can on prepackaged graham cracker sticks...
post #83 of 86
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Uh, dove, my father WAS married three times. And between marriages he drove a truck up and ddown teh eastern seaboard. Do ya know, fer sure, about your parentage???

Dad was in WW2, the Big One. ( I know, I'm the only one who remembers Archie Bunker, but then it's just a private joke.)

Ok, now some of you are naming htings that I consider.....normal! Rice, with milk and sugar? It's like rice pudding for cheaters and I still make it for myself. I never though of it as unusual!

And sardines of saltines, with mustard, or oil, or whatever. I used to eat sardine sandwiches! (we only ate the oily ones!)

Ok, Sweet and Sour Beef tongue? UGH! Even the thought of raisins isn't going to help that one!


New thread....weird things we feed OUR kids. I've thought of a few!
post #84 of 86
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Ok, Sweet and Sour Beef tongue? UGH! Even the thought of raisins isn't going to help that one!
Oh believe me, the raisins only made it worse!
post #85 of 86
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Originally Posted by Robin926
I put ketchup on my scrambled eggs.
I thought I was the only one who did this? I like it on cold mac and cheese too. It used to gross dh out, not he adds it to mac too.

I think my weirdest childhood food maybe bologna and BBQ chip sandwiches, on white bread, with mayo. Yum

We also did hotdog sandwiches, and spam (ok, only at my dad's my mom woulda been horrified). And I'll never forget the stuff my step grandparents used to eat. Pigs feet, pickled herring, head cheese. But the worst was the duck blood soup. We spent a whole day hearing childhood stories of hunting a certain kind of duck and all these icky details. Then at dinner, they said, oh we just use red colored veggies now, we don't make it the original way. No matter how many beets I saw in that bowl, I just just not convinced that it was safe to eat, ewwww.

This thread is bringing back so many memories, maybe I'll go make some cinnamon sugar toast (on white bread of course) for me and my oldest
post #86 of 86
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Originally Posted by alaskanteach

My sister also liked to eat ready made frosting out of the can on prepackaged graham cracker sticks...
DH was reading this thread with me and throwing out things he remembered...this was one of them! along with cream cheese and red onions sliced on rye bread and broiled, and kidney bean and onion salad. oh, and chedder cheese slices on apple pie, and sour cream on apple strudel... not too wierd, just very foreign to me...my mom's idea of an exotic meal was when she would make "mexican" food- plain ground beef, Old El Paso taco shells, chopped tomatoes, lettuce and plain shredded chedder cheese...if she was particularly wild we might have a jar of salsa, like Pace, from the store! I had never had a taste of green chili until I was in college- and I thought all italian food was red sauce of some sort, with meat of some sort, over spaghetti noodles!

for me, i never ate them but i remember a friend from elementary school who always had those vienna sausages in the little cans

-scrambled eggs with ketchup (to this day I really don't like ketchup much)
-sauerkraut and sausage, always served with mashed potatoes, and you use the sauerkraut "juice" to wet down the potatoes
-"runny eggs" at my grammy's for breakfast- super over easy, then sliced into a bunch of little pieces so you could use the whites to sop up the yolks a little- ICK!
-she also had the can of bacon grease (from Louisiana originally! ) above the stove, it was a metal container that had a strainer top to it to get the big chunks out, and then said "GREASE" on the side...mmmmmm bottom layer a year old? I'm betting closer to 5- I know she cleaned it out about 3 times when I was growing up (so, in like 18 YEARS!!! :Puke )

my brother did the mixing drinks thing- went down the line anytime we were at a place that let you fill your own soda cups- it would always end up this odd greeny-brown

i definitely remember funky salads...the jello with cottage cheese, or carrots, or fruit cocktail, where all the fruits have been canned together for so long you can't really tell the peaches from the pears or pineapple- and we all fought over the cherries

cottage cheese, marshmallows and pineapple with whipped cream and coconut- WAY too many textures for me

my other little brother went through a phase of putting italian dressing (the very generic Kraft kind) on EVERYTHING- salads, of course, but also pasta, mashed potatoes, any meats, in his soup, etc
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