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Re: Meals from the years past that aren't seen today

Salami. I grew up on salami and baloney sandwiches. Does anyone eat that nowadays.

Hamburger helper. I wanted that so badly, but my mother wouldn't hear of it. She stuck to the 4 recipes she knew and that was that.

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Isn't it interesting how we look back at those foods and think they were awfully unhealthy, yet very few people were fat in those days. Now we are so enlightened about nutrition and obesity is rampant.

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On 1/28/2014 DiAnne said:

Everyone (including my Mother) used to cook with Campbell's soup in everything. No one I know cooks that way now.

Mary Beth Roe. Have you seen her cookbook?

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On 1/28/2014 LittleSweetT said:

Just thought of another one.

"SOS" - Chipped beef with gravy on bread. My father served in the military and would cook it for us once a year (Mother's Day when mom would sleep in.) We always thought he really liked it but, come to find out, that's the only thing he knew how to make for us kids.

Oh, yes, "SOS" I remember it well. My father was military, too.

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On 1/28/2014 muttmom said:

hot dogs slit down the middle, stuffed with Velveeta cheese, with a piece of bacon wrapped around each end.....gag

served with frozen french fries, limp from the oven....double gag

Gag??? We still occasionally have hot dogs sliced with American cheese and bacon wrapped around it, we think it is yummy!! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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On 1/28/2014 house cat said:

Salami. I grew up on salami and baloney sandwiches. Does anyone eat that nowadays.

Hamburger helper. I wanted that so badly, but my mother wouldn't hear of it. She stuck to the 4 recipes she knew and that was that.

I love salami but seldom buy it due to the fat.

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OK We still eat pimento cheese (homemade) and plenty of raisin and carrot salad. That is even offered on the Chic-fil-a menu. I make great pimento cheese with white Vermont cheddar, extra sharp, enough mayo to bring it together and diced pimento. Then salt and coarse black pepper. Sometimes I add garlic or jalapeno....yummy!

The jello mould thing has come and gone, thank God. The smelt sound great. We clean our fish that way, but the yellow eggs are kept and fried. Caviar anyone! We didn't go in for much store bought desserts and things because we made them from scratch so puddings, jello, junket, and things like that weren't in our diets much. We do still make pear salad with canned pears, a bit of mayo, shredded cheddar cheese, and a maraschino cherry. We also worked most all of ours off on the farm. One thing I didn't really care for was hog's head cheese. Making it was such a long process, but that was what we did with the heads. Some people call it souse. Tongue and tripe were not my favorite either!

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Two things come in to my mind....salmon or crab cakes, and chicken ala king.

In the summer, we would go crabbing in Seaside Heights NJ and come home with tons of fresh blue claws...my Nana would cook them up. After most of the adults would pick them apart and eat them (I didnt do that), she would always save a bowl full of meat and make crab cakes the next day with her special crab sauce. It was sort of a remoulade type sauce. When there was no crab, she would make salmon cakes with the same sauce.

Chicken ala King, and even turkey ala king were great treats too. We always had that after Thanksgiving on Friday.

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My grandmother was always bringing homemade things over that we kids would just about lose it by just looking at them....blood sausage, head cheese, frog legs, all sorts of wild game. My dad loved this stuff. Fortunately, my mother didn't, so she didn't force it on us kids.

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Fried Spam with plain yellow mustard on white bread. It's "healthier" nowadays, LOL. There's a lower fat version. I shudder to think what's in Spam. Oh, another disgusting thing we ate.......potted meat with mayonnaise spread on white bread