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Freeper Kitchen: Share Your Food Memories

Posted on 06/12/2006 10:25:30 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy

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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I'd love the recipe! That's kind of you. :)

I'm sure there are lots of Freepers who are hungry for homemade ice cream after reading this thread. I just had a brownie to help out my sweet tooth. It didn't help with the ice cream craving, however.


101 posted on 06/12/2006 12:55:45 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative

Had to make do with vanilla yogurt here, but it calmed the craving. LOL


102 posted on 06/12/2006 1:00:02 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: qam1

ping


103 posted on 06/12/2006 1:02:09 PM PDT by kenth
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To: mplsconservative
I saw an ice cream maker in a catalog that was in the shape of a ball. Instead of hand cranking, you just toss it around until it's nice and creamy.

(Or just buy an electric one with the high tech freezer chamber like I did. No ice or salt needed, just freeze the chamber real good before you want to make it.)

SD

104 posted on 06/12/2006 1:07:01 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: gcruse

Well at least it was vanilla flavored. I think that must be the key. There's a can of Redi-Whip in the fridge that seems to be calling my name. I'm shameless! :>)


105 posted on 06/12/2006 1:13:40 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: HungarianGypsy

When I was a kid, every year at the Mullet Festival regatta in Swansboro, NC, various civic groups would set up deep friers for hush puppies and catfish: cut in half a 55-gallon drum and melt lard in it over an open flame. Deep fry the goodies. Enjoy the hardening of the arteries. YUMMMMIE!

I'm a vegetarian, now, but that doesn't ruin the memories.


106 posted on 06/12/2006 1:19:14 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: SoothingDave

I've got a little Jack Russell that loves chasing a ball around. Maybe he could get some exercise and make ice cream at the same time. LOL

The electric one sounds like a neat gizmo to have on hand. I'd probably gain 10 pounds though, if I could make ice cream that easily.


107 posted on 06/12/2006 1:19:25 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Umm, I'm too embarrassed to ask which kind of Karo - do most people know there are "varieties"? LOL - clear or golden? IOW, "light" or "dark"? I only keep clear in my pantry and use molasses for anything "dark."

The only way I found out it was honey in the school PB was that one time they forgot to mix them and they put honey on one slice of bread and PB on the other, so I *saw* it in my sandwich, little foodie sleuth that I am, lol.


108 posted on 06/12/2006 1:20:56 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: warchild9
cut in half a 55-gallon drum and melt lard in it over an open flame. Deep fry the goodies. Enjoy the hardening of the arteries.

Heh... Besides the lard, who knows what chemicals were in the drums before they cut it in half to fry catfish. Then again, we used to be able to eat raw cookie dough, lick the cake batter bowl, etc. before eggs were "dangerous". We just didn't worry about a lot of stuff back then.
109 posted on 06/12/2006 1:22:40 PM PDT by kenth
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To: kenth

They always assured my mother that the drums were cleaned out real good, I'm certain. Perhaps the leftover chemicals added that special tang...mmmm...


110 posted on 06/12/2006 1:24:11 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: mplsconservative
The electric one sounds like a neat gizmo to have on hand. I'd probably gain 10 pounds though, if I could make ice cream that easily.

It makes about a quart or so. And you have to freeze the chamber for at least 24 hours before you start. And if you make a good recipe like French vanilla, you have to cook it and then let the batter chill overnight.

So, at most, you could probably only make it three times a week.

SD

111 posted on 06/12/2006 1:27:03 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Condor51; jdm; SamAdams76
Ever had a 'Bread, Butter and Sugar' sandwich when you were a kid?

How about a butter, sugar from Pixie Stix, Captain Crunch cereal sandwich--and a Coke to wash it down.


112 posted on 06/12/2006 1:38:02 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: HungarianGypsy

My Mom's milk gravy and fried potateos.....yummy! I also loved to make sugar bread...put sugar on bread and drip water on it from the faucet, then eat.....very bad for the teeth, but as a kid, I loved it.


113 posted on 06/12/2006 1:39:01 PM PDT by pies
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To: HungarianGypsy

Fish sticks and Tater Tots!


114 posted on 06/12/2006 1:46:04 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: pies

Had to add another....milk toast....my Mom would heat milk, add salt, pepper, and butter; then tear up the toast in a bowl and pour the hot milk over it. It was considered "sick food". I still crave it when not feeling well.


115 posted on 06/12/2006 1:46:49 PM PDT by pies
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To: Rte66

Oh, I loved Prince's drive-inn, too.

This place was called Price's and it was on Bellaire, I believe, not too far from St. Vincent's Catholic Church.


116 posted on 06/12/2006 2:00:55 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Rte66

Yeah, the drive-inns are gone but they did open a real cute 50's Prince's Hambuger place off of Katy Freeway and Bunker Hill. Still great hamburgers and fish burgers!


117 posted on 06/12/2006 2:06:22 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: HungarianGypsy
Frankenberry.

My Sicilian grandmother used her excess pizza dough to make a fried bread called "Wushdede." No member of the family has any idea how the word is spelled, just how it is pronounced (rhymes with push-pay-thee). The dough would be shaped into round rods, each about six inches long, fried until golden, then shaken (while piping hot) in a bag of granulated sugar. Soooo good.

Sadly, the dialect of Sicilian which my grandmother spoke is pretty much a dead language. I never pass a Sicilian or Italian bakery without stopping in to see if they have ever heard of the bread. No luck in twenty years of asking.

118 posted on 06/12/2006 2:20:09 PM PDT by grellis (will do dishes for tagline)
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To: HungarianGypsy

"So, what were the best foods you remember as a kid?"

I was blessed to have both of my Grandmas (and one Great) until I was 26 and 43, so I had my Grandmas a long time.

My Grandma Anita was an awesome cook. She could make a feast out of a potato, I swear.

I would say my best memories were of eating at her house with my teenaged uncles and aunt, (my Mom is the oldest and is 14 years older than her siblings, so my aunts and uncles are less than 10 years older than me) feeling so grown up to be included in their hi-jinx, and eating Grandma's homemade bread, steamed cauliflower with burnt butter topping, any veggie from her garden, her homemade pickles were to die for, a roasted chicken she had raised, killed and dressed herself, and of course no meal was complete without one of her apple or pumpkin or berry pies. With coffee, of course! When I was with her we had coffee morning, noon and night...with lots of milk and sugar. Mom was not always happy when she picked up her hyper chatterbox at the end of the day/weekend, LOL!

I developed my love of simple, wholesome foods from her, for sure. She also showed me how to stretch a meal and to always make enough for leftovers for lunch the next day, and she was the one that inspired me to be a Chicken Farmer. "There's no more useful critter on the planet than a chicken, Honey." ;)

Now, my Grandma on my Dad's side was the other end of the spectrum. (Envision Shirley McLaine from "Terms of Endearment.") Grandmother Edith ("Do not call me 'Grandma!') hated to cook, and was just lousy at it. But she was my "rich" Grandmother, so my food memories of her were of the times she took me out to eat at fancy restaurants, taught me all I needed to know about a wine list, reminded me to keep my elbows off the table and to use the correct cutlery, not to be afraid of Escargot, and she bought me my first string of real pearls to wear when we girls "dressed up and went out."

I was blessed. I had the best of both worlds when it came to Grandmas and food. :)

P.S. I married a Chef. Go figure! (And amazingly, I don't weigh 300 lbs. either, LOL!)


119 posted on 06/12/2006 2:23:03 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: BikerGold
Spellcheck your tagline, then maybe work off some of your zealotry in a soup kitchen or something.

If God hadn't wanted food to taste good, He wouldn't have given us oregano, basil, thyme, bay leaves, dill, ginger, cinnamon, salt, pepper, cooking sherry...

120 posted on 06/12/2006 2:24:47 PM PDT by grellis (will do dishes for tagline)
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To: BlueAngel
I attended St. Vincent De Paul and Strake Jesuit later.

I do remember Price's and Prince's.

Price's was across from Madings Drug and behind the Episcopal Church.

Pershing Junior High down the street.

I moved away from Houston to Tulsa in 1992.

Remember the PoBoys at the Cellar Door on Stella Link or a PoBoy from Antoine's?My first high school job was scooping ice cream at BK 31 flavors down near Chimmney Rock Rd. with Randy Quaid.

121 posted on 06/12/2006 2:24:55 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: HungarianGypsy

When I was a about 10 mom and dad took us to the beach. We bought shrimp and crab fresh off the boat and boiled it in seawater right there on the beach. So yummy. I have never had sea food since that tasted that good.


122 posted on 06/12/2006 2:28:56 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (The bottom 60% does 40% of the work, the top 40% does 60% of the work. Just who are the "workers"?)
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To: BlueAngel

Hmm, I don't remember Price's. Which direction from the church?

I loved Jack-in-the-Box's secret sauce in the 1960s. It was almost a remoulade sauce, except not spicy. It was a 1000-Island "type" but thinner. I also have been addicted to their awful, greasy, mystery meat tacos (the small ones) from time to time, but I always recover.


123 posted on 06/12/2006 2:29:53 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66

It was near Stella Link. It turned into a Jack-In-The-Box later on.


124 posted on 06/12/2006 2:34:37 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: battlegearboat

Oh, you already answered the question I just spent a post asking, lol.

Mading's? Not Interurban? Remember Rettig's ice cream parlor in that same strip center on Holcombe? That was a loonnnggg time ago. [Never mind - that was further down towards the Shamrock.] Mading's is the health food grocery store now, I think (not Whole Foods, an indy). Maybe it was a Rice Food Market at one time, too.

Behind the Episcopal Church? Oh, on Stella Link maybe? I just can't picture it.

My family ate at that Cellar Door all the time! A friend of my mom's was one of the owners. It was a boring place to me at the time, so I can't recall the food very well, but in general, in later years, I liked other Cellar Door's food.

And that BR 31 was *my* Baskin-Robbins, lol. I didn't know Randy Quaid worked there. He went to my elementary school. If you remember a stupid chick who brought her *dog* in one time for ice cream, that was *moi.*

No, wait, you mean the BR on Bellaire, right? I was thinking Westheimer at Chimney Rock. Oh, the Bellaire one is my BR *now*! I haven't brought my dog into the one. She died. Different dog, too.


125 posted on 06/12/2006 2:48:42 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: battlegearboat

Haha, I've been writing my post while you wrote yours. Yeah, I know that Jack-in-the-Box and it knows me. The Chinese food place down the street is among the best in town - go there often.


126 posted on 06/12/2006 2:50:01 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: daybreakcoming

YES! That's one of my favorite memories too.

But, sometimes I would cut a thick slice from one of the big tomatoes and lay it between a couple of slices of white sandwich bread slathered with Miracle Whip Salad Dressing. Tomato would cover the whole slice of bread. Yum!

My husband could eat BLT's, or just bacon and tomato sandwiches, every night when the tomatoes first "come in".


127 posted on 06/12/2006 2:50:13 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Temple Owl

ping


128 posted on 06/12/2006 2:50:57 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: grellis

God gave us real sherry. It was never God's intention to load sherry with salt for cooking purposes. >:P


129 posted on 06/12/2006 2:54:25 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: Rte66

We always used the clear Karo - mix it in a bowl then put on the sandwich......;^)


130 posted on 06/12/2006 2:55:43 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Condor51
"Ever had a 'Bread, Butter and Sugar' sandwich when you were a kid?"

*grin*...Close, but I'm from the South, so I had my butter and sugar in a homemade biscuit. I liked 'em best when mother would poke a hole in the front edge and stuff the butter and sugar in there...didn't drip, or drop sugar as bad that way. : )

131 posted on 06/12/2006 2:57:58 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Tribune7

I'm missing my cheesesteaks....... ;^)


132 posted on 06/12/2006 2:59:10 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: HungarianGypsy
Food Memories:

I remember the time I BBQd a couple of steaks and I placed them on my dining room table for eating after I came back from turning off the BBQ.

When I got back to the table I was there just in time to see my then pet Golden Labrador Retriever in my chair at the table eating the last few bites of my steaks.

Darn thing had the nerve look at me like it wanted seconds.
133 posted on 06/12/2006 3:00:27 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

Sitting in my grandma's kitchen during thankgiving time.

I remember sitting on one of those stepstools that look kind of like a high chair, and watching her mix up the pumpkin pie batter. She had this big sunbeam mixer that had a certain smell when it ran, which I came to associate with good things in the making.

And then there was the smell of spice: ginger, cinnamon, allspice...I would watch her crack eggs, and measure out the canned milk she used instead of cream.

Days gone forever.


134 posted on 06/12/2006 3:07:37 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: grellis

How interesting! Now I'm going to *have to* find out what those pizzelles are. They sound like Zeppole before you make them into circle loops for frying. But the word sounds like it has "dati" at the end, like "cucidati" cookies, which are much fancier with fruits and nuts in them.

I did an Italian Christmas dessert buffet thing once and studied up on some of those before I made them. I'm not Italian or Sicilian, but love the idea of St. Joseph's altars, especially the sweets - so I've kind of nade a hobby of them.


135 posted on 06/12/2006 3:07:43 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: battlegearboat

I forgot you said you live in Tulsa now. Have you made it to Ike's Chili Parlor yet? That's another very favorite childhood food memory for me!


136 posted on 06/12/2006 3:12:22 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: HungarianGypsy
Coming home on Fridays to creamed asparagus over toast, Hostess Suzie Qs', and an R.C. Cola.

Rhubarb custard pie.

Sauteed morels in butter.
137 posted on 06/12/2006 3:12:47 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

That Sunbeam mixer smell always smells like chocolate cake batter to me, lol! It *still* does, no matter what I'm fixing. Vivid imagination.


138 posted on 06/12/2006 3:21:03 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: BlueAngel; Rte66

Red Robin makes a great shake and burger - I think there is one off of I10 somewhere -


139 posted on 06/12/2006 3:22:00 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoothingDave

I bought one of those freezer chambers at Williams Sonoma and didn't care for it - maybe I wasn't freezing it well enough. I will stick with my electric ice cream freezer instead.


140 posted on 06/12/2006 3:24:46 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: HungarianGypsy

My Mom's cooking. The smell of celery, sage, onions and butter on Thanksgiving morning (for the dressing) and her Rouladen.


141 posted on 06/12/2006 3:36:23 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

You have to order in English :-)


142 posted on 06/12/2006 3:36:48 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: battlegearboat

Well I went to Annuncation School, downtown because my Dad worked nearby, and then went to Marian High School in Bellaire, which is now an Episcopal High School, off of 610 and Bissonnet. I lived on Bellaire Blvd. near Strake in the 60's. I almost went to St. Agnes but decided I wanted to go to a co-ed high school. lol Did you know Sister Brendan? She also taught at ST. Vincents at one time. She had a terrible Irish temper! lol

I love the Po-boys from Antoines! Even the grocery stores sell them now but they are not very fresh. I used get them at Taft or S. Main.


143 posted on 06/12/2006 3:38:01 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Tribune7

I just heard that! Now that is Philly English though, right?


144 posted on 06/12/2006 3:39:24 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Now that is Philly English though, right?

Yo

145 posted on 06/12/2006 3:40:24 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7

Youse got that right


146 posted on 06/12/2006 3:44:01 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Tribune7

"Chizstek con"


147 posted on 06/12/2006 3:47:22 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

:-)


148 posted on 06/12/2006 3:47:53 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Rte66

No steak for you.


149 posted on 06/12/2006 3:48:35 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: kenth; All
We just didn't worry about a lot of stuff back then.

As I have been reading this thread I wonder why people didn't have as many health issues back then? Shhh! I still eat raw batter. Hasn't killed me yet.

150 posted on 06/12/2006 3:52:10 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy ("Guns kill people like spoons make Rosie O' Donnell fat.")
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