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Old 04-19-2009, 08:23 PM   #21
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We thought rice-a-roni was a treat!!!! (just trying to keep you from being the "thread killer" ) But TRULY, rice-a-roni really WAS a treat...from San Francisco you know!

good looking out KE!! we liked it too, but not enough to ever have purchased a box in my adult life...

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:18 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by snack_pack85 View Post
good looking out KE!! we liked it too, but not enough to ever have purchased a box in my adult life...
That's funny...I've never even thought of buying it either!


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Old 04-20-2009, 06:40 AM   #23
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Family of eight kids -we now are all between 59 to 40's year old now
But when we were growing up it what alot of casseroles, spanish rice, goulash,
Dad always had a huge garden so there was alot of canning and freezing for the winter.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:22 PM   #24
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For us it was:
Salmon Patties, Macaroni and Cheese and Creamed Peas
Hamburger Gravy over bread with corn on the side
Tuna Casserole
(repeat as needed-lol)
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #25
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I was just my mom and I after I was 3, she cheated on my father and the divorce was final when I was 3 and she got custody. She was a secretary for an insurance company for most of my life. I remember her getting a nickle raise when I was about 7 or 8, I don't know what she made, but it surely couldn't be much.

So our meals tended to be simple with cheap ingredients. PB&J sammies, hot dogs, beans-n-wieners, hamburgers, potted meat sammies, S.O.S., TV dinners, tuna casserole. Two meals she actually cooked was Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Caruso ... the only time I've heard of Caruso. It was either Ragu or Prego spaghetti sauce in a jar with diced chicken over rice. The Stroganoff was whatever beef was on sale mixed with sour cream and cream of mushroom soup topping rice as well. Other than that, most meals were samwhiches or out of a box.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:59 PM   #26
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Dad usually worked 3 jobs when I was a kid, one of which was at my great uncles slaughter house, so meat usually wasn't in short supply. Mom usually made sos, (chip beef or ground beef) burgers in gravy, quick fry pork chops and gravy, lots of mashed potatos, goulosh, potato soup, bean soup, whatever frozen or canned veggies that were on sale. I can remember mom buying small boxes of frozen french fries that were 10 for $1.00. She made terribly dry salmon cakes so I have never bought a can of salmon as an adult. We did have lots of fresh fish and crabs back then, very inexpensive. Boxed mac and cheese 4 for $1.00 I believe.
Lots of PB&J, very seldom any dessert.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:02 PM   #27
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chops on sale with veg and baked spuds. pan sauce.
soup from leftover roast (beef lamb ham)
meat pie from leftovers (chicken pork beef)

remember those country and southern favorites like chops and gravy or chipped beef , sausage or hamburger gravy on biscuits were meant to stretch the food budget.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:38 PM   #28
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my Dad makes a delicious roast beef gravy with leftovers. shreds the beef, my Mum makes mashed taters, & we ladle it over pullman bread.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:42 PM   #29
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Chili-Mac was one of our favorites. Chili, spaghetti, beans with ham hocks over rice with cornbread or biscuits. Homemade vegetable soup, yeast rolls, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, beef stew, baked chicken, homemade hamburgers, hotdogs and beans. Kielbasa and cabbage, pork chops with rice and gravy.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:52 PM   #30
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What is SOS?
I've been coming up with some really random ideas in my head for what it could be... but nothing seems to fit.

Please put me out of my misery!!!

I grew up in a single parent family, so we ate cheaply too. I remember a lot of meatballs and spaghetti, but I don't actually remember much else.

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