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Old 01-11-2018, 12:01 PM
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Spaghetti and crabs remind me of my childhood summers spent at the shore. We had crab traps off our dock. My mother would cook and clean the fresh crabs. She then simmered them in some ragu sauce for a bit. The crabs and sauce were mixed with spaghetti. Super messy dish, but a lot of fun for kids.

We also had fresh fish several times a week. My father would come down to the shore on the weekends and take his boat out fishing for a variety of fish, depending on if he went local or deep sea. Fresh flounder was my favorite. Mako shark was pretty good too.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:14 AM
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Originally Posted by EastFlatbush View Post
...At the end of the line was a huge bowl of shrimp on ice. Me and my father would laugh ourselves silly watching the same set of customers keep going back to that same bowl over and over again...
I'm not sure what you're laughing about. If it's part of the "all you can eat salad bar" I'm going back until the shrimp are gone or I just can't eat any more. Maybe the laugh is on you.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:50 AM
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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Everything my grandmother & aunts cooked when we visited them in farm country. They still grew their own food. My parents were not nice people & my mother never cooked, so this was nurturing for me.

I remember fried chicken, rhubarb pie, kugen with different kinds of fresh fruit on top, home-canned jams & preserves, especially apple butter, & homemade caramel malts. I remember wishing that my parents would just leave me there so my aunt, who married late & had no kids, would adopt me.
Rhubarb! I'll tell a funny story about myself. One can find rhubarb in the South, though it is difficult. I bought red chard at a farmers' market once, believing it to actually be rhubarb, and made strawberry "rhubarb" preserves with it. That batch of jam tasted fine, plus had an added health benefit.

My paternal grandmother preserved all kinds of things from her own and others' gardens, and even made pickles from watermelon rinds. I loved those pickles, which were spicy and slightly sweet, but nothing like sweet cucumber pickles. I've tried to figure out the recipe without much success. Now many watermelons are bred to have very thin rinds, which would be hard to pickle. Fun thread!
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:02 PM
Location: Islip,NY
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Jell-O- they gave it to me in the hospital as a kid. I refuse to eat it as an adult. I don't like the taste and texture
Ginger ale and Hawaiian punch- 2 drinks my mom would give me when I was sick-haven't drank them in 30 years
Bologna on a roll with mayo and a yoo-hoo to drink- I was in a hospital waiting room when I ate this.
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