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Posted on 06/12/2006 10:25:30 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
I was reading Reminisce Magazine yesterday. For some reason that magazine always makes me hungry. So, what were the best foods you remember as a kid?
That's obviously not the best food I ever had, but it was a good food memory. :-)
I used to like mustard sandwiches. That's right. Just mustard and bread. Oh, and eating powdered sugar out of the box when my parents weren't around.
Shit on a shingle.
Big old ACTUAL hamburgers and ACTUAL malts from the ACTUAL drive-in.
The first time this boy from the suburbs of Boston saw "chipped beef on toast",grits or chewin' tobacco was at Fort Knox,KY back in '69.
I miss the taste of old beef that fattened on their own. Somehow the gravy was oh so much better. Is it even possible that a lineage still exists that has not been injected along the way with the so called "good" drugs?
There is a restaurant in my area that has the biggest hamburgers, thick onion rings, and a "mini" shake that is humongous. It's the nightmare for the food police and very yummy.
15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Of course I had the metabolic rate of a race horse back then so none of it stuck to an inch of my body (except maybe to my arteries!! ),plus we were always physical in someway, unlike the children today playing computer games etc all the time
"chipped beef on toast"
I think John Stossel needs to do a piece on this. There is a misconception that CBonT is shit on a shingle, when it is in fact 'creamed foreskins on toast,' which is what it looks like. SOS is hamburger and tomato sauce with chunks of cooked tomato on toast which looks like shit on a shingle.
Amen to that!
a tub of tomatoes from the garden - still warm from the sun with a salt shaker in my hand
Lighten up, Francis.
LOL! Reminds me of the time I was at a friend's house and noticed her mom had left the sugar bowl open. I decided to sneak a little on my finger and have a taste. Blech! Laundry detergent is nasty!! But, it's not as if I was going to tell anyone.
The first watermelon of the summer,
New potatoes and fresh peas,
Silver queen corn-- picked, shucked and throw into boiling water, and then eaten.
My mama's fried squash.
Picking sun warmed blackberries and eating them on the spot.
Green wild plums.
Hey, me too.
Ever had a 'Bread, Butter and Sugar' sandwich when you were a kid? That was another 'po folk' food staple (at least in Chicago).
The darnedest thing is though, I didn't know we were poor :-)
My mothers parents cooked differently. My aunt was an old maid who lived with them. I would go there and stay a few days. My aunt went outside and dug up dandelion greens with a kitchen knife, she brought them in and cooked them. My grandmother made pies every day, she made pie out of different things. She made squash pie, it was very good. She made gooseberry pie which was a favorite of my father. She made suet pudding. They liked organ meats, fried brains, heart, rocky mountain oysters, and tongue. Lots of liver which I liked. They liked head cheese as well. Most of the meat was fried. My grandmother always made the best milk gravy from the pan drippings. Pie, fried meat, gravy, mashed potatoes almost every day. No one was overweight. The pie crusts were made with lard. There was fried chicken every Sunday except on very special occasions there was a beef pot roast.
......I used to eat mayo sandwiches....very good..and as a weird kid....I actually discovered that if I put potatoe chips (regular) in a tuna sandwich, it tasted like a crab sandwich.....lol....haven't duplicated that one for a long time......
I don't know if you've ever eaten in a military mess hall but if you have ,you know that almost nothing that's served in such establishments can be identified by sight...or even after having been consumed.
About as strange as a home made spagetti sauce sandwhich on plain white bread and eaten cold.
You've stirred up some fond memories for me with this thread.
Being from Baltimore - my favorite memories revolve around crab feasts. Of course, I think being with family and friends makes those memories the best.
And Brimer bars (local name for vanilla ice cream on a stick covered in chocolate). Trips to the snow ball stands - peppermint was one of my favorites. Jiffy pop popcorn - that was always a treat. Peach cake from the local bakeries (I can't even find that where I live now).
My mom used to make homemade donuts - they were the best.
Not sure why or where I acquired this from but, my favorite "snack" is fat free frozen cool whip with tabasco. Sumthin' about sweet and hot....YUM
That reminds me I 'experimented' early on eating dry cat food, which is not one of my happy food memories, it actually wasn't that bad though--pretty much tasted how it smelled.
Never had that, but my favorite dinner food growing up was pinto beans and cornbread, which should set our economic strata for you. LOL
You're quite lucky!
Have you ever had a 'Wish Sammich'?
I have those every once in a while...having two pieces of bread and "wishing" you had something to put in between 'em ;)
OMG my grammy used to make my sister and I butter and sugar sandwiches and then those orange "circus peanuts" for a snack. Its a wonder neither of us ended up diabetics. LOL
There was actually a kid on a anti-seizure diet (high fat, high protein, almost zero carbs) that would only eat cat kibble.
Dr. said it was fine if the kid wanted to eat it....
Four years of military chow. That's how I got to know what SOS is and isn't. My favorite military meal, BTW, was boston baked beans and cornbread -- for breakfast.
I am impressed, you were so disciplined using a spoon! The bowl of Cool Whip was always good to the last finger licking bite, wasn't it?
We had a donut shop next door and when we would go catch the bus to school the little Italian gramma inside would come out with fresh, warm donuts for us, free of charge.
On a similar topic, my dad always liked trying things that were different. A lot of people thought the sugar on tomatoes was odd. He also liked limburger cheese and herring on New Year's. One favorite story was about the time he was at a dinner where possum was served. The host was greatly complimented until the other guests found out what they had eaten.
I had my first watermelon last week. It was delicious.
I'll always remember the ice cream cake my parents bought for me for my 10th birthday.
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, field peas, corn on the cob, butter beans, okra, squash, sliced tomatoes with cucumbers and onions in vinegar, cornbread and a hot peach cobbler with homemade ice cream, all washed down with sweet tea.
Wow! Today that stuff would sell for big dollars--all that high protein, no carbs :-). Who knows maybe they just make it in bar form now and throw in a few sugary flavors and call it a Protein Bar. How embarrasing for that poor child though. My heart goes out to him, couldn't have been easy to have seizures so young.
When I was a little girl, we had a hamburger place here in Houston, that was called Price's, they made a little burger but it had a great "secret sauce". My parents used to take us on Saturdays and we always used to talk about what the secret sauce could be.
Fried green tomatoes!
Fried chicken and cream gravy!
One of my favorites was our Easter Chowder. After sunrise service at the beach, my brothers, Dad and I would go clamming down in Scott's Cove and bring back a bushel of quahogs that would be turned into chowder that evening. Rich, creamy and warming - worth mucking about in the freezing cold water!
He was coach and I played first or short.