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Old 06-10-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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Favorite childhood foods/meals

The thread on fond memories got me thinking about fond food memories. Things like my Mom's hamburger and Pork & Beans, or my Great-aunt's Stewed cabbage and hot dogs, or her homemade virtini, or my Grandmother's Pineapple party cake or her Galumbki (cabbage rolls)

I have learned to make all but the Pineapple cake.

So what are your favorite childhood foods? Are they ones you can make or are they those foods that only now exist in you minds-eye?
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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Hmmm, I would say my dads navy bean and ham soup. Or my moms fried rabbit (assuming it wasn't shot by my brother in which case you were spitting out pellets all night long).
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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My Mom's Spanish Rice. It had ground beef in it and was flavored with tomato sauce and bacon grease. I would slather my bread with butter and but a big spoon of spanish rice on each bite of bread. Wish I could still eat like that! Great Yorkshire pudding too.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:12 PM   #4
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Wilted Lettuce.... Man that stuff was addicting. I know how to make it, I just never do.

Her Banana Cream pie... Fantastic.
Of course I could never match my mother on pies. We figure she hand rolled out over 10,000 pies for the little restaurant we owned. Now I do make a mean pie crust but her cream fillings were the best I have ever eaten with perfect marangue.
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Wilted Lettuce.... Man that stuff was addicting. I know how to make it, I just never do.

Her Banana Cream pie... Fantastic.
Of course I could never match my mother on pies. We figure she hand rolled out over 10,000 pies for the little restaurant we owned. Now I do make a mean pie crust but her cream fillings were the best I have ever eaten with perfect marangue.
I have been known to kill for a good banana cream pie!
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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chicken patty with french fries on it, a little ketchup and mayo.

As far as what mum prepared, everything was awesome, for real. Was great having a chef for a mum looking back on it, but at the time, I though that is how everybody ate, so I took it all for granted.

I don't recall my pops cooking, unless you consider a p.b.&j or lemon curd on toast cooking, lol.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:43 PM   #7
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My adopted mom's fried chicken and gravy. Pure heaven. I've never been able to do it like she did and she's gone now.

Another thing I really loved was my best friend's mother's homemade pimiento cheese spread. It was sooooo good. Nice thing is, I can go to her house for some now 'cause she lives close by. Yeah!!

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I was just reminiscing about the pimiento cheese spread with Buck. Told him that one of my fondest memories was getting to spend the night with my best friend, Suzanne. We'd get off the school bus at the bottom of their road and come into the house for some pimiento cheese sandwiches and a glass of fresh milk just from the milk house. They had a dairy farm, so I should add ''fresh'' milk to my list of memories.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:45 PM   #8
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My mom taught school every day, came home and made us a complete balanced dinner - always meat, starch, green vegetable, salad, dessert. She was not a fancy cook, but had very good natural instincts for cooking. She used to make something she called apple dumplings, but they were more like baked square turnovers - sliced apples, juicy syrup, incredibly flaky pastry. My sister and I have never been able to figure out how she did that...we're still looking for the recipe.
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My Mom and Grandma were very good cooks, simple but so tasty. Her apple pie, mince and strawberry short cake were so good. I do not make very many pies, non baker here much. I cook a lot like her, but she was the best !! She canned awesome pickled beets !
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:13 PM   #10
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my mother was not much of a cook. so nothing comes to mind.

now of course there was my grandma fried chicken and okra with home grown tomatoes. yum oh

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