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Old 11-25-2018, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by profnot View Post
Margarine. It is only one molecule away from plastic.
At least you got regular margarine. We got diet margarine and they took out that one last edible molecule and made it all plastic. It wouldn't even melt on top of the hot food.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:37 PM
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Tuna fish and canned peas in a cream sauce over toast. Horrendous. Maybe that is a regional thing as DH had the same thing at his house nearby but other friends are aghast.

We also had torn iceberg lettuce salads with two wedges of tomatoes every single night. My brother to this day will not eat a salad at home.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:48 PM
Location: Elsewhere
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Originally Posted by AngID View Post
Canned peas. Tuna casserole, with canned soup. Tamale pie. Liver and onions. I'm sure there are more that I've blocked out! Mom was not, and still is not, a cook. LOL
My mother once dried out a leg of lamb. That's damn near impossible. It was hard and chewy.

When my younger sister got married, she mentioned that she wanted something different for dinner. She was tired of making the same chicken or beef. I said, "Why not get some pork chops? They're on sale this week." She said, "I hate pork chops. They are so dry and chewy."

I said, "Only when Mommy makes them" and I told her how to cook them so that they were moist and delicious. She was amazed.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:33 AM
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Let me turn this around for a moment.

I had many food dislikes as a kid that I carried well into mid-life, but slowly but surely they have disappeared. Much of this has been due to increased variety and quality.

But oatmeal is still on my avoidance list.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:34 AM
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Every now and then, my old lady would punish the family by serving a horrible thing, called "cold vegetable salad". It was leftover green beans, asparagus and peas on a leaf of lettuce, with her home-made mayonnaise on top. I was required to eat every bite of mine, before I could leave the table. My old man ate his, without complaining, but he was a tough guy.
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:02 AM
Location: SE Florida
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Anything my father made has been banned for life! Most of my mothers "cooking" was fast food take out, which I don't eat any more. I'm glad my Oma was around until my late teens, before I started seriously cooking for myself.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:47 AM
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Spam and split pea soup.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:51 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Date nut bread used to come in a can back in the 60's and 70's. It was more disgusting to me than liver and onions. Even the smell of it would make me want to hurl. I think I actually saw this travesty to food on the shelf recently at Publix. My grandmother would make this, mincemeat pie and fruitcake. Blech!
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:57 AM
Location: Wonderland
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My mother was never a good cook, though she did master a few dishes, which we rotated out. And once a week, she'd sort of throw all the leftovers into a "casserole." These were her inventions and of course they varied, depending on what was left over for the week. She basically mixed it all together, added a can of cream of something soup, and sprinkled cheese on top. BLECH.

She also would regularly make some sort of cobbler - she thought this was a great touch, but I never liked it. She made it by spreading some sort of canned fruit on the bottom, then sprinkling a yellow cake mix on top, and dotting it with butter and then baking the whole shebang. ICK!!!!

She also loved brussel sprouts and served them - the frozen variety - at least once a week. I really disliked them then but I like the fresh ones that are more widely available now.

Oh, and for some reason she thought we needed to eat oatmeal - in huge bowls - before running out the door to school. I have never, never, never liked oatmeal, which I call GRUEL (because that's what it is), and to add insult to injury, she often sprinkled in raisins, which I also don't care for. Then she carefully monitored the amount of sugar and butter and milk we were "allowed" to put into our oatmeal, resulting in a big glob of bland mush. UGH.

I just remembered something else she did regularly for breakfast. My youngest brother loved pancakes, so she would make hers with whole wheat flour (that makes them heavier) and she'd always chop up an apple in them. So they were heavy and wet. I really, really dislike sweet stuff for breakfast anyway - give me some grits, some eggs, some bacon - but not sweet rolls, danishes, pancakes, etc. So I also really disliked those huge, hot, heavy, wet pancakes.

But I have to give credit where credit is due - at least my mom cared enough to get up every single morning and cook for her family. She also made an evening meal every night and we all sat down together to eat. A for effort, Mom!

And she could make a mean spaghetti!
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:10 AM
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My mom must have been a good cook. I thought and thought.....can`t come up with one thing, I didn`t like. My favorites were home made potato pancakes,pierogi and golumpki. She also made a wonderful chicken soup.
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