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Old 06-10-2008, 08:12 PM   #11
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My Mom and Grandma were very good cooks, simple but so tasty....
Mine were the same, good basic food, tasty, lots of it and always enought for family and friends. I still think some of the simple, good ol' recipes are the best.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:12 PM   #12
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Always one thing comes to mind....A simple ham sandwich, and a glass of chocolate milk!
That was gourmet when I was a little fellow.....
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:19 PM   #13
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fried eggs, french fries and black pudding ...
only thing she can cook .. but i never held that
against her ..
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:49 PM   #14
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I was raised in a Slovenian/Croatian household, and still love the ethnic foods prepared by my parents & grandparents. Tripe stew...ham barley soup (and any soup they made)...fat crackling sandwiches on whole wheat when my grandfather made homemade Slovenian sausages and rendered the lard for baking...pineapple upside down cake...potica (honey and nut rolls)...strudels with dough stretched so thin you could see through it...and I could go on, and on, and on....Oh yeah, and the ice cold milk with cream on the top.

I make some of these foods today, and avoid some of them like the plague.

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:14 AM   #15
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After school stop for a kosher dill pickle out of the wood barrel. Mom's baked mac. And fried fish every friday with mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes and corn.
Dad's killer sunday breakfasts and meatballs.
Grandma's jewish coffee cake. And great aunt's homemade pizza and pizza freets.(fried dough with powdered sugar)
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:33 AM   #16
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Part of my family is Slovenian, too, Joe. I make potica every Christmas. Make the dough so thin you can read a newspaper through it. Love the taste of ground walnuts, sugar, lemon, cinnamon, and honey. I make it from my grandmother's recipe. There's nothing better than that.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:30 AM   #17
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i loved Dad's spaghetti, Mom's swiss steak with mashed taters & tomato gravy, Pap's ham, cabbage, & potatoes, kidney beans with evaporated milk, & for lunch when i was very young, grilled cheese. Dad cooked us rabbit stew when i was 4, i still taste that! so delicious.
i love these foods today.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:57 AM   #18
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My mother wasn't much of a cook either but she made wonderful fudge. My dad made a wonderful banana pudding with a meringue on top. His hot dogs filled with cheese and wrapped in bacon were to die for.

My grandmother made the best Sunday fried chicken (plucked it herself and brined it) and mashed potatoes.

None of these are recommended today on a lowfat, low sodium diet are they? :)
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My mom's chicken pie, grilled lamb chops and chicken curry.
She also made toast topped with creamed mushrooms and melted cheese for after a school snack which I loved - made it for myself a couple of times - didn't taste the same at all . . .
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...she made wonderful fudge. My dad made a wonderful banana pudding with a meringue on top. His hot dogs filled with cheese and wrapped in bacon ...My grandmother made the best Sunday fried chicken ... and mashed potatoes.

None of these are recommended today on a lowfat, low sodium diet are they? :)
I say everything in moderation. If you treat youself once in a while it is okay. As long as once in a while isn't once a week or every day.
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