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Old 05-10-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Wink When you were a child what did you order at a restaurant?

I was just thinking when I posted my menu for tonight how when I was young my Dad would take me out to dinner when Mom worked late. I usually ordered Hot roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. Loved it !
We never went to fancy restaurants !


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Old 05-10-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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I don't remember going out at night a lot as a young child. On Sundays after church we would go for Sunday dinner. I always ordered a ham sandwich and chocolate milk. I loved them!!! Still do!!

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Old 05-10-2007, 07:41 AM   #3
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We ate out a lot since my mom was sick. Seems like I always ordered a steak, 'bloody rare'. I remember the waiters looking at my dad to see if this 4yo really wanted it cooked (or not cooked ) that way. He'd just nod.

I don't know why I'd order steak unless it was because it reminded me of good times. Every Friday night, my dad would have all the bachelors from his office over for steak and french fries. It was tons of fun!
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We had a dear family friend who took all four of us out to "fancy" dinners often. My all-time favorite thing to order was Shrimp de Jonghe. But from time to time I'd choose lobster. I learned "good taste" at an early age (especially when someone else was paying!)
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:14 PM   #5
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We ordered in like pizza or sometimes dad would go pick up a bucket of chicken with all the trimmins. But if we went out, it was usually a local Chinese place... it was funny to watch my dad show off and try to eat all that chinese mustard.... never seen food come out of a mans nose before!!!! LOL!!
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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It's so very long ago I can't remember!
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:29 PM   #7
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We went to a place called "Hamburger Haven" outside of Woodland California. I can still taste the burgers.

I can also remember ordering the hot roast beef sandwich at another place and it came with the roast beef sliced hot & gravy on white bread!! And of course the mashed potatoes - sounds like it may have been a truck stop - lol
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I loved it when we went to Howard Johnson's. I'd order a clam strips basket and a chocolate cake ice cream roll with warm chocolate fudge on top. Wish I could eat like that now!!
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In the summer, my daddy would take us out to dinner on his day off to one of the classiest restaurants in the area. I always ordered the crispy pan-fried chicken livers with gravy and a big tossed salad. I was allowed to have a Shirley Temple while my parents drank their "adult" beverages. I always brought the clear red straw home as a reminder of the nice evening.

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