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Old 01-26-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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What are some of your favorite dishes that you grew up on? These would be the ones that your mom made when you were a kid and you still like and make yourself nowadays.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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My dad used to season, bread, and fry pork steak or thin steak. At the same time, he'd season and boil a bunch of cubed potatoes. He'd add in a couple sliced onions to the potatoes as they cooked. After the meat was done, he'd drop them down into the potatoes and onions. The breading made a sort of gravy for the dish. I don't make this dish often because of the calories but it sure is good.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
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I would have to go with veal cutlets, basmati rice with kidney beans, avocado sliced with lime juice and red pepper and some tomato cubes. I really enjoy eating this almost daily.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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My dad used to season, bread, and fry pork steak or thin steak. At the same time, he'd season and boil a bunch of cubed potatoes. He'd add in a couple sliced onions to the potatoes as they cooked. After the meat was done, he'd drop them down into the potatoes and onions. The breading made a sort of gravy for the dish. I don't make this dish often because of the calories but it sure is good.

You just reminded me of the golden breaded veal cutlets my dad used to fry.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My mom made a delicious smothered steak, which was cube steaks smothered in a rich, dark gravy with lots of caramelized onions.

My chili is loosely based on hers, but mine is much hotter and includes a few spices she never knew existed.

My spaghetti sauce is much like hers, but with more garlic and the addition of eggplant.

My pork chops and rice casserole is exactly as she used to make it, as is my mac and cheese and meatloaf.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: DC
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Pyrohy. My grandmother would go to church to make them every Thursday, so when I came home there would be several dozen on the counter, waiting for the freezer, so we'd pop one as we walked by. At least one dozen never made it to the freezer.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Fried potatoes. When I was growing up my step-mother fried just about everything, but the only fried food I really liked was potatoes. Now I rarely fry anything, but I do fry potatoes a few times a month. My dh loves them, too. Sometimes I cut them like french fries, sometimes sliced thinly and sauteed with onions, sometimes cubed with onions and peppers...
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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This is easy. My absolute favorite is meatloaf and I still make it exactly the same way. Even meatloaf "haters" love it. I took one to a neighbor once when she had eaten hospital food several days in a row (her husband was in, not her). She called and told me that it was so good -- she just stood at the counter and ate the slices. I'm the same way -- part of each meatloaf for the household never makes it to the table.

I can't remember if I have posted this recipe or not. It seems like I have but I'll check. It's originally from Carnation or Pet evaporated milk. Around Christmas I mentioned this to an employee at a drugstore and she said, "I love that one -- it's the one my grandmother made". She makes it for her future father - in - law who also loves it -- and he's a chef.
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