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Old 01-26-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: NC
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Default Childhood favorites

This may have been asked earlier, but I didn't see anything, so I thought I'd ask. What were your favorite childhood snacks and foods?

Does anyone remember Burry's Fudge Towns? I LOVED those!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Spider- Crab with lemon Mayonnaise ( I used to go Crab Fishing with my Grand-Pa) was my favourite by far , Real Mashed Potatoes with Roast Beef ( served blue) and a little onion Gravy "volcano" , I was never really into sweet foods at all though I did have a weakness for Dark Chocolate Tart and " Ile Flottante" ( no idea what it is called in English). And I could have drunk litres of home-made "creme Anglaise" ( very runny vanilla custard) .

I used to also beg my Grand-Mother to make me Quiche Lorraine and Mussels when I went to visit on Holidays ( they lived by the sea).

And simple things like "Croque-Monsieur" , Onion Soup etc..

I still think of all of these as my comfort food heaven and it always reminds me of my childhood. My Aunt used to make the best pates and terrines in the world ( and still does at the grand age of 87) and I grew up thinking there could never be anything better with some good crusty bread and fresh butter.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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One of my favorite foods was cheese strata. I've never been able to make it like I remember it, but it's bread soaked in egg and milk with lots of melted cheese in it. After it's baked, you cut it into squares and it's creamy and custardy.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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I have a few favs..... my mom used to make Sheperds Pie (Ground beef on the bottom of a pan, with a layer of green beans and corn and then topped with mashed potatoes and then baked in the dish! SOOOO good! )

I love my great aunts Lefsas (potato pancakes smeared with butter and sugar! SOOOO bad for you, but SOOOOO good!)

She also makes the most amazing sugar cookies!

My all time fave "kids" food is mac and cheese! Just good old Kraft Mac and Cheese! MMMMMMmmmmm!!!

My
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Mallomars-they were addicitive.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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The ranch dressing at the now-defunct Carnation Cafe on Main Street in Disneyland.

Boy was it good. My friend and I, as teenagers, would sometimes have two small garden salads during a day at disneyland. I don't know what was in that stuff, but it was kind of yellowy compared to your typical ranch dressing.


I just googled it and it looks like that restaurant is back, I wonder if they brought back the same ranch! I live pretty far from Disneyland now though.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Anything smothered in cheese or chocolate....then and now.

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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egg custard - the real stuff cooked in little stonewear custard cups

bread pudding with raisins

"welsh rabbit" - thick cheesy tomato sauce over toast

"hot dogs 'n beans" - of course I make this today

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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A shoreline lunch on the waters of Northern Minnesota

Fresh Walleye, Fried taters, and beans cooked in the can
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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My grandmother would pour a chocolate ganache over angel food cake and that was so good. Also her fried onions for burgers I could eat them by the bowl and still make them.
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