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Old 01-04-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Weird foods from your childhood

Whenever my parents went out, my brother and I demanded that our supper menu was this:
saltine crackers
spinach (canned)
hard-boiled eggs
sardines

To this day, I cannot stomach sardines, but my favorite snacks are definitely hard-boiled eggs and saltine crackers (buttered). Although, smoked oysters are a close second. What weird foods (this is definitely a weird diet) did you request when the babysitter took care of you?

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Old 01-05-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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This wasn't a babysitter thing but often on Saturday mornings, we kids would get up, watch cartoons while lying on the floor eating saltines with butter while Mom and Dad slept in.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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This wasn't a babysitter thing but often on Saturday mornings, we kids would get up, watch cartoons while lying on the floor eating saltines with butter while Mom and Dad slept in.
We only got that when we went out for dinner...it was a BIG draw.

We never had babysitters, but I used to eat ketchup or mustard sandwiches. Or a butter and sugar sandwich.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:26 AM   #4
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I didn't learn about saltines and butter until high school. It was offered as one of the items you could purchase in the cafeteria, a plate of saltines and a couple pats of butter. Good stuff.
I don't think I ate anything weird when I was young. Not weird to me anyway, lol.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:28 AM   #5
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Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches. For some reason, I thought everyone ate those growing up...maybe that's a northern MN thing? (This is not what I would call a "weird" food, this is a comfort food that I still eat every now and then, only now it is organic peanut butter and homemade dills <g>).
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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I used to love spaghetti with ketchup as a kid.

I remember crushing up ribbon candy and stirring it in a glass of water until it all dissolved to make be a drink.

Sis and I used to fight over the turkey and chicken gizzards, livers, hearts and necks that Mom used to boil to make broth.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:45 AM   #7
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Fried spaghetti with ketchup. The kids in the family with whom I lived when I was an exchange student in Germany introduced me to that. I'm getting hungry <g>.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:51 AM   #8
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Fried spaghetti... that sounds kinda appetizing.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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Fried Tripe....loved it then...not so much now.....
Honey Buns and a can of Vienna Sausage....loved it then....still do on wild occasions.
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Peanut butter and grape jelly with a sardine on a Saltine.
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