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Old 12-26-2008, 06:50 AM   #1
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Default What Basic Foods were you raised on?

When I was small we had Biscuits, Gravy, Sausage, Eggs, and Cereal for breakfast. Pinto Beans, Fried Potatoes, Cornbread, and Vegetables canned from the Garden for lunch, and left overs for Supper if there was any.

My Son was raised on Hamburgers and Sandwiches. Thats still what he eats most. He will put about anything between two slices of bread for a sandwich, and most of the time when we go to a Restaurant to eat, He'll order a hamburger over a plate lunch. Times sure change!
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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When I was a kid we had Fried Chicken, Captain Crunch cereal, Henry's Hamburgers, Red Barn Hamburgers. Bacon and eggs. Pork Chops.

Who started this thread? Now I have to raid the kitchen.
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Fried chicken. My Great Grandmother Hunt could put about 2 inches of ripe wheat gold crust on every piece! Of course we had lots of vegetables & pork & beef.
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I was born in an apartment 2 blocks from the H.J. Heinz Co processing and experimental kitchens plant and offices. I was raised on a total ethnic diet, same as the neighborhood. One night for supper we would have spagetti and meat sauce, the next night could be stuffed cabbages, another could be corned beef and cabbage only Kosher corned beef. My Dad was a German Catholic, but he said if he was going to eat corned beef it would be the best. On Friday we always had fish, mostly deep fried catfish. We would eat kolbassi, knockworst, Hot Italian sausage, perogis fried potatoes Pickled pigs feet, pig tails with roast pork and saurkraut. Unlevended bread, Italian bread, Jewish rye bread that was weighed. Kibbie, a meat patty from Syria, Baklava pastries. Chop Suey, fried rice. I think your getting the picture, because of the neighborhood and the people who lived there I had a great upbringing. I don't believe my diet has changed any except for some things I can't buy anymore, but if I could buy it I would eat it today. Just 2 weeks ago we stuffed ourselve wih squid and fried and baked Walleye. I'll try to post a picture of the fried squid. Thanks for the thread and making me remember those old times.
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I grew up in an Italian-American family. Alot of different pastas and pizza every Friday. My mother cooked her standards like Risoto, Mince, Meatloaf, Chicken and London Broil. Most of the Italian recipes were northern Italian. My grandmother was from there. But growing up in a suburb of New York City there isn't too much food I have not eaten. Even tried pigs feet once. Not bad tasting, just too much work for so little.
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I grew up on a dirt farm in central Kansas. We didn't have any pasture, so the only livestock we had were lots of chickens. I was probably 10 before I realized there was another kind of meat! We had fried chicken, boiled chicken, roasted chicken, barbequed chicken and chicken salad. Believe it or not, I still like it. Our neighbor lived right on the Smokey Hill River and set lots of lines. It wasn't unusual for him to bring over a gunny sack full of catfish. We ate a lot of things like chicken and noodles on mashed potatoes, ham and beans on cornbread, potato soup, lots of variations of eggs (because of all the chickens). We had a huge garden and ate lots of fresh and home-canned vegetables and fruit; tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, celery, carrots, green beans, peas, rhubarb, cabbage, lettuce, strawberries, blackberries, asparagus, apples, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, etc., etc. We didn't have much, but we sure ate good!
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I live in Missouri now, but grew up on the East Coast. Meat and potatoes, seafood, Italian food, were what I grew up with. Half the kids I went to school with were Italian, and half of them had family that owned restaurants, we didn't have any Pizza Hut near us, who would go there when you could go to an authentic pizza place!
Then I moved here and married a good Missouri girl. I've heard all her stories of growing up on beans and cornbread, boiled cabbage, or just beans. Each part of the country has it's own tradition.
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I live in Missouri now, but grew up on the East Coast. Meat and potatoes, seafood, Italian food, were what I grew up with. Half the kids I went to school with were Italian, and half of them had family that owned restaurants, we didn't have any Pizza Hut near us, who would go there when you could go to an authentic pizza place!
Then I moved here and married a good Missouri girl. I've heard all her stories of growing up on beans and cornbread, boiled cabbage, or just beans. Each part of the country has it's own tradition.
Sounds like your Wife grew up like I did in Oklahoma.
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Panther, I am with you on the pizzaria's. I still live on Long Island and have many to choose from still. No franchised resturant can touch the taste of a real pizza. In fact, I think I will have a nice calzone for dinner tonight.
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My Mom was not a good cook. We ate eggs, lots of eggs. Meatloaf once a week when uncle Tommy came for his weekly visit. The greatest was the takeout cheese steak hoagies from Valantino's. We had no garden. Our yard was literally 10'x14' and concrete. We did have fresh fruit and veggies from the "huckster" Three days a week his horse drawn wagon came down the street. Ice man had a one horse power wagon too. Wow! I'm old!
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