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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?
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@ "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
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cottage cheese mixed with apple sauce. SOOOOO yummy..

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my grandmother always ate raw, never-cooked, cold hotdogs.

It is so slimy and nasty. I can't even look at a hotdog.

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my mom's fave growing up was potato chip and ketchup sandwiches

I haven't been brave enough to try that one
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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.
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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!
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!
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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
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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.
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.
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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!
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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.
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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?
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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!


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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
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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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My mom made this stuff called "bread, egg, and cheese." She'd cut the crusts off of a whole bunch of white bread, slather it with mustard, layer it with cheese, pour an egg and milk custard over, and bake it. Bleargh. She also liked a piece of bread spread with mayo, then cheese, then ketchup and toasted under the broiler.

Actually my mom is a good cook, these are weird holdovers from her childhood, I think.
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The weirdest thing I ate growing up was bologna and ketchup sandwiches.
What's so weird about that?

Darn it, I don't have any bologna in the house and now I'm craving some!

Hmm... I guess I could have some toast with butter and sugar instead.

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OMG, this is memory lane! Wait til I call my mother!


MUSTARD sandwiches, not mayo. And a sandwich with something called 'sandwich spread' that looked like tartar sauce but wasn't.

I know, cause I once tried to make my own 'sandwich spread' by mixing mayo and relish and sent my X off to work with it. Ewww!


Pickle and Pimento loaf?! I couldn't eat liverwurst but I ate a bunch of other mystery deli meats.

Molasses sandwiches! I'd forgotten those! And molasses and milk! Anyone know about the Great Molasses Flood? No kidding. A huge tank burst near Boston and flooded a huge area, drowning people!


Ever boil a banana till it's totally black on the outside, then maash it with butter and salt? Serve it on toast, buttered toast, of course. I have to say, with the salt, it's absolutely incredible!


Cream cheese and chopped green olive with pimento sandwiches?

Fresh veggies? Huh? I never SAW a fresh pea or green bean. I had no idea what brown rice or whole wheat bread were, though we ate lots of rye and pumpernickel. I never had asparagus until I was over 30!

And you could bake your own bread? ReallY? All 'home made' cakes didn't come frm a box?


oh, I'm getting hungry!
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Red - I'm pretty sure we have the same mother. Right down to the finn and haddie (sp?) and the mustard sandwiches! (did your mom "get creative" sometimes and put potato chips on the sandwich? If so then I know it's true - we were separated at birth!!!) Thanks for the laugh...

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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
omg, this made me laugh so hard that i pee-peed my new pj bottoms! it reminds me of a dog food commercial!!! :
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White toast w/ butter and white sugar for breakfast.
Potato chip sandwiches, but only w/Tayto Cheese and Onion crisps my mom would have sent over from Ireland.
Ham & Pea soup, which would boil for days and then split peas added in on the last day. I never ate it.
My dad loves pickled onion sandwiches, but add some HP sauce and Velveeta and he's happier than a pig in sh*t.
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My dad loves pickled onion sandwiches, but add some HP sauce and Velveeta and he's happier than a pig in sh*t.
HP sauce? I didn't know Harry Potter had his own brand of sauce out!

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Lots of pretty jello molds and elegant casseroles.
Elegant. Casseroles. My aunt could make a casserole out of ANYTHING. Open fridge, toss leftovers into casserole dish, sprinkle with crumbled crackers and cheese, bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Voila. Never called them elegant though

My grandma made us:

-Peanut butter, butter, and honey mixed in a bowl. Eat with a spoon.
-Milk toast as described earlier (the toast with milk poured over it kind)
-Creamed egg sandwiches. This was still-hot boiled eggs chopped with mayo and pickle relish spread on warm toast.

Memories...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Sauce

It's like A1 sauce, I guess. I've never tasted it.
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cottage cheese mixed with apple sauce. SOOOOO yummy..
Mmmmm scrumptious!! I thought my family was the only one who did that!
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Ever boil a banana till it's totally black on the outside, then maash it with butter and salt? Serve it on toast, buttered toast, of course. I have to say, with the salt, it's absolutely incredible!




oh, I'm getting hungry!
THis sounds Yummy :
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