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Old 01-02-2005, 06:36 PM   #11
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specifically, things like mashes potatoes and gravy and macaroni and cheese, mmmmmmmmm! greens!!!
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:41 PM   #12
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Everything home made for sure.
Soups, burgers, fries, brats, sandwiches, salad, chili, cin rolls and pie.
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:42 PM   #13
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I'd have the usual Greasy-Spoon-type food. Burgers, Ruebens, French Dips, Quesadillas, homemade Chili and Frito Pie, some other homemade Soups, and several different kinds of PIE!

I'd also do the usual down-home-country cooking; Fried/Blackened Catfish, Fried/Blackened chicken breasts, liver-n-onions, mac-n-cheese, chicken fingers, onion rings, etc.
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:54 PM   #14
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The quintessential diner food has to be "Truck Stop" food! I've had some pretty bad "greazzzy spoon" diner stuff ... but never had a really bad experience in a truck stop ... something my Dad taught me years ago .... when you're on the road eat where the truckers eat.
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Old 01-02-2005, 08:22 PM   #15
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Mine would have to have all the foods my mom cooked for us all the time--one or two different main dishes featured each day (the diner I mean--she only offered one! lol). Everyone always wanted to eat at our house because she was such a good cook. Good stuff like porcupine meatballs, macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes with ham, enchiladas, tostadas, lasagna, spaghetti, chili, meatloaf, ham and beans with cornbread, tamale pie, potato salad, drunk chicken (marinated in sherry with parsley), fried chicken, chop suey, beef stew, corned beef and cabbage. She also made the best pies. I can cook like my mom did now, but I will never match her pies! I'm ok on the fillings, and I'm getting better on the crusts, but I can never make them as pretty as she did! Oh, and my place would serve plenty of vegetables and fruits! So many places these days just add a few for garnish.

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Old 01-02-2005, 08:28 PM   #16
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Were porcupine meatballs the ones with rice??? I'm almost positive I remember those!
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Old 01-02-2005, 08:30 PM   #17
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Green Chile Stew
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:01 PM   #18
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Were porcupine meatballs the ones with rice??? I'm almost positive I remember those!
Yes, rice in the meatballs, then cooked with tomatoes and parsley. Once, when I was sick (turned out to be appendicitis) my mom knew I was REALLY sick when I couldn't eat porcupine meatballs!

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Old 01-02-2005, 11:04 PM   #19
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I'd have all the classic diner food that y'all have mentioned, plus ... we can't forget hot roast beef/turkey sandwiches with gravy over Wonder bread, choice of fries or mashed. And I'd have at least two kinds of cake, probably coconut and chocolate, in the glass cake stands that luvs mentioned, and vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream. And hot fudge sundaes. And banana splits. And real milkshakes and Brown Cows.

Wow, I'd lost touch with how good diner food really is!


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Old 01-02-2005, 11:36 PM   #20
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Btw if any of you guy's want to open that diner in boston feel free to. There is no "24 hours" or breakfast culture here. I really miss the south sometimes due to that.
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