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Old 05-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #11
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Same here with hamburger helper, Rice-a-roni, stovetop stuffing. I don't like a lot of things I used to. I'm 64 now, and I'm tired of the taste of bell peppers. I stopped using pepper for several years before I realized it provides necessary nutrients.

We've all gotten pretty good at making similar dishes such as the hamburger helper ones so that the original tastes nowhere near as good. IMO
I also make homemade versions of them.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:27 AM   #12
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OH Jim West rocked!! I have the show on DVD!!
I remember the UK TV cooking icon Fanny Craddock, her husband Johny would give wine recommendation wearing a dinner suit and monocle.It was the BBC at its best, her prog "How to make your doughnuts taste like Fannies" is Iconic over here.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:17 AM   #13
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Dolly Madison Pies, they were small individual pies shaped like a calzone and had a glaze on them similar to what you find on packaged glazed doughnuts. My favorites were the apple and the chocolate cream ones.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:48 AM   #14
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While growing up, my favorite meal was bbq chicken. Mom would just bake chicken with a bottled bbq sauce and I loved, loved, LOVED it!
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:48 AM   #15
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they dont even make it anymore
Hamburger helpers rice oriental
darn it I loved it soooo....i have tried w/o sucess to mimic it
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:14 AM   #16
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We were never allowed to have Hamburger Helper. My dad worked for an industrial rubber supplier, and they made conveyor belts for the factory where HH was made. My dad said that they went thru belts like nobody's business, and HE wasn't eating anything that was full of rubber.

I did love the little individual frozen pot pies. My dad didn't like those either, so we only got them when he was not home for dinner.

My dad was a meat and potatoes guy, so convenience foods were seldom seen at our table. I never had Kraft Mac and Cheese til I went to college.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:21 AM   #17
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they dont even make it anymore
Hamburger helpers rice oriental
darn it I loved it soooo....i have tried w/o sucess to mimic it

Rice-A-Roni makes an oriental rice that I used to love to make adding kielbasa for a one dish meal.

I bought some recently and they had removed the almond slivers they used to have. It was lousy.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:31 AM   #18
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We were never allowed to have Hamburger Helper. My dad worked for an industrial rubber supplier, and they made conveyor belts for the factory where HH was made. My dad said that they went thru belts like nobody's business, and HE wasn't eating anything that was full of rubber.

I did love the little individual frozen pot pies. My dad didn't like those either, so we only got them when he was not home for dinner.

My dad was a meat and potatoes guy, so convenience foods were seldom seen at our table. I never had Kraft Mac and Cheese til I went to college.
im sure as a kid i ate worse things than rubber,,,,lol
there were HUGE blackberry patches near my house and we ate oodles unwashed,,,ill bet we ate bugs,,,,and worse,lol
i loved those lil pot pies
and im old enough to when there were no microwaves just yet
you put em in the oven,,,in a lil metal pie tin they were
and they were HOTTTTTTTT as hot can be when baked
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Rice-A-Roni makes an oriental rice that I used to love to make adding kielbasa for a one dish meal.

I bought some recently and they had removed the almond slivers they used to have. It was lousy.
awww,,,why do they mess wiv perfection?
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im sure as a kid i ate worse things than rubber,,,,lol
there were HUGE blackberry patches near my house and we ate oodles unwashed,,,ill bet we ate bugs,,,,and worse,lol
i loved those lil pot pies
and im old enough to when there were no microwaves just yet
you put em in the oven,,,in a lil metal pie tin they were
and they were HOTTTTTTTT as hot can be when baked
I think it's Banquet brand that still makes those pot pies, or is it Swanson? In any case, They're still a treat.

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