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Old 11-26-2018, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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mom was a fair cook: dad was a great cook and living in So California we ate fresh almost everyday; rarely did we have any canned foods, I am the same way, but I can think of a few things I did not like: the few times I had canned spinach I thought I would get sick. there was mom's favorite zucchini and canned tomato veggie dish with white bread cooked into it. AWFUL, It should have been banned from earth. I have never been crazy over veggie soup, home made of otherwise: I still am not. But the worst might have been mom's mac and cheese. She never made a white sauce or grated the cheese. Instead she just cut the cheese into little pieces, added milk and cooked the mac::::: Not something you would want to have when your friends came over for dinner.

I notice a lot of you didn't like liver and onions: I loved them. That was one thing mom didn't screw up: she served it almost rare so it wasn't dry and of course lots of onions. Also she did a great Tuna Casserole. I still love tuna casserole. I also love all fresh veggies, cooked of raw.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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You're missing out. I apparently make the best roasted brussels sprouts on the planet because they don't last in my house. Everyone gobbles them up, even the dogs !
Please tell us how you do it. I've tried roasting them a few times. I end up with charred, black grossness. It's unfortunate because I do like them.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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spaghetti...yuck!!
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Chicken cacciatore - no boneless chicken back then. Had to maneuver around the bones with a fork and knife.
Cube steak - seriously? It's like one big piece of gristle.
Sweet potatoes (but I like them now).
Fish - not filets. Took me forever to eat as I picked out the bones. However, love fish now.
Lima beans - thank goodness the dog liked them.
Baked beans
Waldorf Salad
Cole Slaw
Tomatoes - especially the tomatoes my parents canned. Don't like fresh tomato either. I do like tomato sauces in food though - go figure.

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Old 11-26-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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My mother overcooked everything.

Mushy vegetables

Chili - always a burnt layer stuck to the bottom of the pan, sometimes it was scraped up and mixed in
Sauerkraut chicken - baked chicken thighs topped with sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and swiss cheese. I love Reuben sandwiches, but this chicken dish was awful.

Grapefruit - my father was an executive and he would get tons of gift baskets, nuts, and crates of fruit at Christmastime. We ate grapefruit for breakfast for weeks. I could barely gag it down.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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I was not a picky kid, but I refused to eat rabbit, lamb and veal. My grandmother tricked me into eating rabbit once and then told me what it was afterwards. I got myself in such a state, I threw up all over the dinner table.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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One year finances were particularly tight and Mom switched to powdered milk. She tried everything she could to fool me but I would still gag if I took a swallow. She even served it out of a milk carton. She tried mixing it half and half. No use.

And Dad bought a deer from some hunter who didn't want it. We ate so much deer that I remember standing at the top of the stairs getting ready to come down for dinner, smelling deer meat cooking and thinking I was going to throw up.

First world problems. We always had enough to eat, thank goodness.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Mom's cabbage rolls.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Please tell us how you do it. I've tried roasting them a few times. I end up with charred, black grossness. It's unfortunate because I do like them.
Well you’re cooking them way too long or your oven thermostat is way off!

I just purchased an oven thermometer and it turns out my oven’s 425 is really around 350. Explains those failed cakes I’ve had this year.

I know people love roasted veg right now, but I also find it usually over cooked to my liking. I like to slice the sprouts and saut√© them with evoo/butter/garlic. I’ll cover the pan for a few minutes so they steam through a bit, and serve them when they still have a tooth left to them.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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When I was a kid, these 3 things I hated.


Beef stew


Liver and onions


Hominy


All 3 of those things used to keep me at the dining table long after everyone else was done eating. I still won't eat hominy. I haven't had liver and onions in years, but I have a feeling that if it was cooked right, I'd like it well enough. I always thought it smelled good when it was cooking. But my mom cooked the liver into shoe leather, so it was always hard for small teeth to deal with. LOL I mean...I like chicken livers, and I like pate, so I'm thinking I'd probably like calf's liver...if it was done right.


Which was the same for the beef stew. The meat was too tough, and would take forever to chew and chew and chew and chew.


Whoever used the word "dismay". Yeah. LOL
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