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Old 09-27-20, 10:12 AM
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Childhood Food

Just reminiscing here about food I ate as a kid. A couple weeks ago, my sister in law was visiting and we had a conversation about different foods we ate as kids.

Somehow, Underwood's Deviled Ham came up and I had fond memories of it. So, I bought a can.

Just this morning, I pulled off the nostalgic paper wrapping, pulled the ring top lid off, scraped off the top layer of goo inside, and spread the remaining mush onto some sandwich bread.

I ate the whole sandwich to punish myself for not remembering how crappy some of my childhood food was.

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Taste changes. When I was a kid I thought gin tasted awful...
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Old 09-27-20, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Taste changes. When I was a kid I thought gin tasted awful...
I never got to have gin as a childhood food. Maybe a bit of castor oil once in a while when I'd refuse suppositories.
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Kind of bland unless you scooped a whole lot of sugar onto them.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post


Kind of bland unless you scooped a whole lot of sugar onto them.
Speaking of bland cereal, we were remembering Shredded Wheat as well.
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Along the vein of the post....potted meat product. That and some saltine crackers. It was one of my mom's favorite junky things to eat and I recalled it fondly until trying it again years later. Salt fat.

Due to my father I had some fairly strict rules about eating what was provided. I will eat just about anything traditional. I don't care for chicken liver/gizzards but can't off the top of my head instantly think of anything I simply would not or will not eat.
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Old 09-27-20, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post

Due to my father I had some fairly strict rules about eating what was provided.
Same here, and my mom never developed cooking skills. So dinner time was usually really bad tasting food and there were many nights I couldn't stomach the dinner, so I'd go to bed hungry. Hence, Deviled Ham was a really tasty meal in comparison.
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S-O-S. My father and step father were both Korean War sailors, don't know if that had anything to do with it or not. But I was fed a lot of it.
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I got fed so much of this I thought I was an Italian

AND for desert
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Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Happened to see it on the bottom shelf in my local supermarket, so bought a can. It tastes great right out of the can and heated, but I added some corn, peas, and onions to it to give it more flavor. It's going on my regular shopping list.

Popcorn, the 2lb bags of kernals that you pop on the stove in a skillet. Yummy when cooked with olive oil and sprinkled with salt.
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As an authentic, Gen-X Latch-Key kid of the '70s, I cannot under any circumstances ingest oatmeal. Left alone for days (and weeks) at a time, my sole form of sustenance was generally the packets of Quaker Oats, prepared on the stove. For me, simply typing out the words Quaker Oats Brown Sugar Oatmeal gives me a lump in my throat. I haven't eaten oatmeal in nearly 40 years.

Potted meat on the other hand... is awesome.
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We ate great in my early childhood . Rabbit , squirrel, fat mallards spring and fall. Lots of fish and some frog legs. Like most farm folks, we ran a monthly tab at the small town grocery. Mom took so many fryers and 30 dz. crates of eggs to the store that they owed her money at the end of the month.
The absolute worst thing I tried was when mom boiled up some wheat out of the bin as a hot breakfast cereal. Sticky bland stuff. No amount of sugar would help get it down. Never was a second try. lol
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This thread is a reverse Proust, with terrible memories of madeleine tea cakes.

My worst-food memory from childhood would be cold ham in congealed aspic with canned asparagus.

Best recent food memory... about 5 minutes ago, after eating homemade hamburgers.
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My mom would make this straight up. Limp soggy crust, with gritty cheese stuff sprinkled over tomato sauce. When the kids eventually took over the kitchen - there were eight of us - we tossed the dry powdered cheese, added real mozzarella, sauteed mushrooms, and sausage purchased with various paper route and lawn mowing money. IIRC we'd saute the mushrooms and sausage, add to a pot with the sauce and simmer for a while, put a layer of mozzarella on the crust to prevent sogginess, pre-bake the crust, add sauce, top with more mozzarella, and finish. I doubt it would stand up to my adult standards, but it was a decent pizza for the day.

Come to think of it, we thought we were taking over, but my mom the master of manipulation was undoubtedly quite pleased we'd taken over cooking and enhanced her meager food budget.
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i still eat (with a smile) everything i did when a child…and especially crepes with ricotta cheese and fruit!!!!




and ratatouille, baguettes, of course croissants and everything else!!
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Happened to see it on the bottom shelf in my local supermarket, so bought a can.
I've had that as "hurricane food" a few years back. Not bad when all we had left was canned food in the house waiting for the power to come back on and the grocery stores to get re-stocked.
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post


My mom would make this straight up. Limp soggy crust, with gritty cheese stuff sprinkled over tomato sauce. When the kids eventually took over the kitchen - there were eight of us - we tossed the dry powdered cheese, added real mozzarella, sauteed mushrooms, and sausage purchased with various paper route and lawn mowing money. IIRC we'd saute the mushrooms and sausage, add to a pot with the sauce and simmer for a while, put a layer of mozzarella on the crust to prevent sogginess, pre-bake the crust, add sauce, top with more mozzarella, and finish. I doubt it would stand up to my adult standards, but it was a decent pizza for the day.

Come to think of it, we thought we were taking over, but my mom the master of manipulation was undoubtedly quite pleased we'd taken over cooking and enhanced her meager food budget.
I had completely forgotten about those!
I think you just gave me PTSD....
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Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
We ate great in my early childhood . Rabbit , squirrel, fat mallards spring and fall. Lots of fish and some frog legs. Like most farm folks, we ran a monthly tab at the small town grocery. Mom took so many fryers and 30 dz. crates of eggs to the store that they owed her money at the end of the month.
The absolute worst thing I tried was when mom boiled up some wheat out of the bin as a hot breakfast cereal. Sticky bland stuff. No amount of sugar would help get it down. Never was a second try. lol

We were at a festival years back where the centerpiece to the property was a couple of small ponds. We borrowed a small boat and went out gigging frogs one of the evenings. The next day we had a fat sack of frogs to prep and eat. The funny aspect was that quite a few of the hippies around where giving us a hard time about it, right up to the moment that butter and garlic started heating as we fried them. Before long there was a nice length line of people waiting to get some.
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As a youth, I couldn't get enough of Swanson's TV dinners, sure beats my dad's liver and onion night. and it took some strong will power to not eat the dessert first.


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As a youth, I couldn't get enough of Swanson's TV dinners, sure beats my dad's liver and onion night. and it took some strong will power to not eat the dessert first.


Gotta love the pre-microwave aluminum tray.
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As a youth, I couldn't get enough of Swanson's TV dinners, sure beats my dad's liver and onion night. and it took some strong will power to not eat the dessert first.


I'll have the liver and onions. Also would have as a kid.
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I'll have the liver and onions. Also would have as a kid.
Liver and onions is still one of my favorites. Had some last night along with hamburgers. Had the meat sweats all night.
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As a kid, I loved the canned Armour Vienna Sausages. I tried some a few years ago, and eating them felt like I was smearing fat across my tongue.
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Originally Posted by ScottRiqui View Post
As a kid, I loved the canned Armour Vienna Sausages. I tried some a few years ago, and eating them felt like I was smearing fat across my tongue.


My wife won't eat grilled hot dogs, but she'll still pop open a can of those short little bologna sticks.
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