Skip to comments.Freeper Kitchen: Share Your Food Memories
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?
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?