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Old 11-26-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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As a child it was chili, fish, polenta, anything w/ rice and probably some others. Beans, hated all of them, but green beans. Still do.

This thread is hysterical to read.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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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.
LOL. It's called Tuna Doodle I think or a version of it. I liked it though.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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Green bean casserole with canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and dead fried onion rings.

Tuna noodle casserole with canned tuna, pasta, and god knows what.

Lima beans, liver, canned vegetables, canned beef stew. Ewww.

Hamburger helper.

Sloppy Joes.

Jello - lots of sugar and always in strange colors.

Kraft macaroni and cheese from the box.

Any Campbell's canned soup. Any frozen food by Stouffers. HUGE amount of salt!

Potato chips with onion dip made from onion soup mix in a box.

Ice cream that never gets hard in the freezer, no matter how long it stays there, because of all the gum-this and gum-that.

Margarine. It is only one molecule away from plastic.

And never forget canned fruit cocktail where all the little bits of fruits all taste exactly the same.
Wow, I loved all that stuff except for the lima beans.
The only food I remember being truly terrible was my grandmother (mothers side) cooking. Worst cook I've ever seen. Her chocolate chip cookies had the cardinal sin of nuts added, but to make matters worse she left a bunch of shell particles in each one. Her chili was fatty hamburger that she didn't even drain, so it was like eating spoonfulls of grease. Etc etc.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: collier county, fl
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Creamed cabbage and cottage ham. Gag, gag, gag.
My older brother (by 18 months) and I were picky eaters at best, but this was the worst.
My folks would finish and clean up and leave to read the paper in the livingroom, while we'd still be at the table trying to choke it down. My little brother (11 years younger) would be in his highchair. It was worse the longer we took to eat as the food got colder and colder.
Finally my older brother and I figured out he hated the ham and I the cabbage, so we swapped, which made it a little tolerable, while little brother kept saying, "I'm telling. I'm telling......" So my older brother would threaten him to beat him up and he would shut up. LOL! Little bro kept quiet for a couple of days till a teakettle about to explode, when one of us picked on him and the cycle began again for the next icky meal.
To this day - NO COOKED CABBAGE IN MY HOME!!! And I've never heard of cottage ham since.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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When we ate at my grandmother's house, we liked hamburgers but eery once i a while she'd try to feed us hamburgers on plain white bread iinstead of hamburger buns. We'd fight all night!
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I had Sloppy Joes and tuna casserole so much in Elementary School, I couldn't eat either for three DECADES!

At home I ate everything! But then, my father, who did almost all of the cooking, was a retired Manhattan chef.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Lakeside
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Omg this sounds exactly how like my mom always cooked. She just didn't like cooking (and still doesn't) and her idea of cooking was usually to burn the sh** out of whatever and call it good. Food wasn't a celebration of life for her lol


Also, I'd like to add boiled to death canned vegetables...I actually gagged just now remembering the overcooked carrots BLEERRRKFFGGGG

Thank goodness we know about roasting vegetables these days !!!
My mom *could* be a very good cook. Her fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, roasts, were divine. She made the best corn fritters and potato pancakes. Her pies, cakes and cookies were the best. She didn’t like the fish she made either..she just thought weall needed it.

I think some of it was the times. The magazines and such had weird recipes back in the 70’s
One thing she made that was horrible was skin on, bone in, chicken parts that she would plop in a dish and pour cream of mushroomsoup over. Grey chicken. Yum.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Lakeside
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Also, my mom was a huge fan of adding chopped onions to everything. She made Wimpies, a version of sloppy joes and they would have been great but she added chopped onion in at the end. Most kids don’t like that at all. It was a dirty trick. Yum...WIMPIES! Crunch.

And sometimes she’d make hamburgers and fancy them up by adding frigging chopped onions in and serving them with no bun and calling them hamburger steaks. Good grief.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Liver and onions! Gross!
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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Also, my mom was a huge fan of adding chopped onions to everything. She made Wimpies, a version of sloppy joes and they would have been great but she added chopped onion in at the end. Most kids don’t like that at all. It was a dirty trick. Yum...WIMPIES! Crunch.

And sometimes she’d make hamburgers and fancy them up by adding frigging chopped onions in and serving them with no bun and calling them hamburger steaks. Good grief.
I’m with her - those both sound like improvements to me.

I mean, I’d rather have a real hamburger with raw onion on it than either...
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