Name 3 foods from your childhood

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Name 3 foods from your childhood
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 3:27pm

Can you think of three, (or more)

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 5:49pm
My Dad made a small shell macaroni & shrimp salad for almost every family get-together. My Mom made a yellow layer cake with chocolate frosting, both from a box, for the same events. Mom also would make a large shell pasta with sauce for dinners & I loved it because I'd get the leftovers fried the next day or would put it cold on white bread with mayo for my school lunch. *lol* Another was a mayo, pepper & salt sandwich that my aunt started making for me when I was very young. I will still fix one once in a while.

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 7:54pm
The fish in milk sounds awful but the rest is lovely and nice memories!
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 7:56pm
Susanne dh still talks about his grandmother and how she'd make him fried shells/elbows and put it on a sandwich. I think he used ketchup not mayo, he'll still do that every so often.
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 8:04pm

For me one of my fondest memories would be chowder and clam cakes. Every 4th of July the whole family (big family, grandmother had 13 kids) would get together at my grandmothers and walk to the end of the lane to watch the parade then go back to the house for chowder and clam cakes. We still have chowder and clam cakes every fourth but now my mom makes it. Another would be trout every Friday night...Dad loved to fly fish and he'd go fishing and fill the freezer with trout so mom would cook it up with fries every Friday. I still like trout but don't eat it often...One memory that isn't so good would be having dinner at dh's parents house for the first time. His mom asked if I like stuffed peppers, love them I said, lol not hers! She took a chunk of hamburg but it in a pepper and then put them in a big pot and boiled them. Never had that kind of stuff pepper lol. My mom always mixed the meat with rice and tomato sauce, stuffed the pepper and then baked them. Never at MIL's stuffed peppers again!

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 8:59pm
I read your post and realised I guess we did not eat all that much pasta growing up apart from spaghetti bolognaise or lasagna. Hardly ever had macaroni made into anything either hot or cold. I can relate to the mayo sandwich. Here there is a sweet old fashioned mayo made with condensed milk and it has a kick. That used to go into a heap of my school sandwiches, but someone usually snuck salad in there too. Here's the thing.....I have about a cup full of it sitting in my fridge right now. LOL. Guess I have not grown up after all.
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 9:02pm
Yup, no idea where that idea came from. To this day I can still smell it cooking. Yuk. I just went to the seafood centre and got some fish. NOT haddock, some nice white barramundi fillets. Not sure what I will do with them yet. It is very hot so might resort to doing in the microwave with butter, parsley and lemon juice.
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 9:08pm
13 kids...OMG your grandmother was a saint. Mid winter I feel like a good chowder, mine is usually corn and DH loves seafood chowder with as many different types of seafood as possible. Can't say I have had clam cakes. All other sorts of seafood cakes but not clams. I bet they are delicious. I know I don't have to, but I still tend to do no meat on Fridays. Old habits die hard. I hope there was at least a doggy under the table at your MIL's to sneak your stuffed peppers too. Kind of sounds lacking in flavour and any nutrients would have boiled out.I am pleased your Mums are better.
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 10:28pm
I think the large shell macaroni was the only one we ever had with sauce when I was growing up. I don't ever remember having spaghetti as a kid.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 12:36pm
Is it a good fish to grill? You could always throw it on the grill or put in foil with the lemon, parsley and butter and then grill it.
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 12:37pm
I make corn chowder more than clam chowder because the kids rather have the corn chowder. Right now ds is stuck on beef stew, make it almost every other week lol.

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