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Old 08-08-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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What did your mom or dad make long ago?

Ok so looking at the PB and Banana thread i was thinking about things I use to have as a child.. anyone remember something their moms or dads made as a tradition heres a few..

Cream of Wheat... every morning with maple syrup

Poor Mans dinner- salted beef (corn beef) whole potaotes greens carrots etc. in a pot boiled and served

Peanut butter for sandwiches for school-- NOW ITS BANNED from school man this was my staple

Grilled cheese

Celery with Peanut butter or cheeze wiz spreaded in the crack!


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Old 08-08-2006, 07:04 PM   #2
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Fizzies--we always had fizzies and sometimes we didn't even put them in water--we let them dissolve in our mouths.
And I remember mom saying we'd die if we ate jello powder out of the box

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Old 08-08-2006, 07:06 PM   #3
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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Every new year's eve, regardless if my parents were going out or not, we got those happy little cocktail weenies. I think every kid who grew up in the 60's got them.

Every year we went apple picking (yes, I took my kids when they were born, and still go now, with them at 20 and 17) at Masker's Orchard in Warwick, NY. We always had the same picnic in the orchard of shake and bake chicken, macaroni salad, entenmen's chocolate donuts and hot chocolate, with just picked apples for dessert.

Does anyone remember Razzles??
What about the cereal Freakies?
What about the truck that came with the bottles of soda?
Or the guy that drove around and sharpned your knives for that matter..?

And the peaches were actually juicy...so much so that they juice would actually run down your chin when you bit into one.

Did anyone else do the lemonade stand thing...? We always kept ours open till after dinner, because then the good humor man would drive by. He'd always trade a glass of lemonade for a good humor. If you actually bought a good humor, most of the supreme ones were 30 cents.

Do you remember the wonder bread commercial were the kid grew before your eyes? Remember how neat it was to roll that bread into little balls? It was perfect for hanging on the end of a safety pin, attatched to a stick and a string...perfect for catching carp in the river behind the house.

Isn't it amazing how much better a hot dog tastes when you grill it and eat it outside??
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:04 PM   #5
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Hamburger Gravy...or chipped gravy over bread. Always with a side of corn.
I always swear I'll never eat it again...but then one bite...and it's still good today! Great thread Jen!
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:14 PM   #6
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yes I remember celery with pb chef jen and even with cream cheese

Yes I remember razzles verablue! I loved those.

I was a big ketchup freak as a kid and so I used to make ketchup sandwiches, just white bread and ketchup I'd never eat that again, or would I?

All time favorite creation of my own was cream cheese and strawberry jam on white bread, oh I still love those now and then.

Mom used to pack me some saltines with peanutbutter as a side for my lunch at school and some sliced oranges, along with a sandwich of some sort, usually bologna and cheese, which I would never eat again

Oh verablue, and anyone else interested in finding old time candies, there is a place online in my state http://www.yummies.com/
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:31 PM   #7
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Peanut Butter is banned from schools????

On Sunday evenings mum would cook us pancakes. With 6 children it took her at least an hour over her pans to feed us..lol. I had mine with lemon juice and sugar, the rest with Golden Syrup.
During summer, at weekends we went to Dog Trials or to my pony club and we always had a tailgate picnic which was always the same. ( because we insisted!)
* Bacon and Egg Pie
* Scotch Eggs
* Salad (with condensed milk dressing!)
* Banana Cake
* Homemade Gingerbeer

Mum was a busy nurse and she used to make our sandwiches for school for the week on Sundays and freeze them Actually, they weren't too bad but I dont suggest tomato in the filling. They had always thawed by lunchtime. But of course today, we know better!!
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:10 PM   #8
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Butter milk biscuits with butter and maple syrup.
Fried cheese sandwiches
and nickerbocker glories
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:24 PM   #9
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Lyn, peanut butter is now banned in US schools because so many children nowadays have a peanut allergy, and could die from as much as a speck of a nut in their systems.

My childhood food memories... making christmas cookies with my mom... eating the scraps of dough from in between the cutouts. still love plain sugar cookies!

My Aunt June would give us big soup spoons full of peanut butter for a snack. She called them "all-day suckers."

going out to dinner with Aunt Betty Low. She took the whole family out often, and we would choose "grown up food" like Shrimp de Jonghe or Lobster Tail or French Fried Shrimp.

eating sour cherries off the tree before they were ripe...... wonder why we liked them so much?

Making ravioli with Aunt Rachel Varchetto. She would wait until we got there to fill and seal them because she knew how much I liked to help. I was around seven.... still like to make ravioli.

Well, those are a few of my memories...
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Many memories of dyeing eggs for Easter then the Easter egg hunt.
Making cookies and leaving them out with milk for Santa lol.

I remember my dad used to work cleaning up after semi's had
an accident. He brought home so many eggs that weren't damaged
we ate eggs for months !!! And I remember him bringing home about 5 cases
of gum and Life Savers. My parents must have given that away because we
didn't get any of it.

I remember when we went camping we always had those pie makers and we'd make pizza and pies with them. Always played Uno after eating on
camping trips.

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