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magicdomino

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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

Oh yes!  Pre-microwave, they took something like 40 minutes to bake, so my mother figured it was faster and cheaper to heat up leftovers.  One year, we had turkey TV dinners for Thanksgiving.  My mother missed the turkey leftovers, but I was very happy. 

Sophia

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... , and make her a butter sandwich. :)

I seem to remember reading a history of what the U.S. Gov. has recommended people eat.  The one from (the 40's?) said that an ideal evening meal for kids was buttered bread (not toasted) with a glass of milk.  Now days I think that meal would be high on the opposite list. 

Optimoose Prime

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We used to get butter on Wonder Bread at school in the government sponsored school lunch.  I used to love it because it was the only time we got white bread.

Baby Snakes

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Mine was Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup.  It was my absolute favorite as a child but now it tastes like salty dishwater.

snowflake

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I used to LOOOOOOVE fried chicken.  Now I can't get over the heartburn.  Oh age, age, age!

I liked white bread.  Now it tastes like Styrofoam.

I also used to make myself fried potato sandwiches.  No joke: Cut up a potato, fry it in oil, and put it between bread.  Add fresh parsley and salt.  I can't even see the point of it anymore.  I think this was invented once out of necessity because my parents were really bad about making sure there were sandwich things.  But I kept up this recipe even when there was ham, peanut butter, or other things available for lunch.

Thipu1

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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

I agree with this.  My mother made a fantastic lasagna but there was something exotic about the TV Dinner version.  It was especially so when some of the sauce got into the little brownie at the top of the tray.  TV dinners weren't considered real food but they were fun lunches after a morning of sledding. 

nayberry

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ok some different things as in the UK but some the same

pizza hut pizza''s, just not nice, far too greasy for me, especially as we've been to italy and had the real thing.

i still love aubergine (eggplant) but sadly it doesn't like me and i end up in hospital if i have it, :'( only exception is roasted, scooped and mixed with natural yogurt & spices as a dip.

baby berry arrived june 2016

ladyknight1

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Pan or deep dish pizza. Yuck. Hand-tossed, thin or flatbread? Count me in!
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
-J.R.R Tolkien

Thipu1

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Pan or deep dish pizza. Yuck. Hand-tossed, thin or flatbread? Count me in!

Pizza is always a big bone of contention.  Chicagoans and New Yorkers can argue for hours about what a real pizza is. I love a Chicago deep-dish pie but, to me, the dish isn't quite pizza.

Here, a proper pizza should have a thin, crisp crust with a little sauce, cheese and no more than two toppings. Anything more makes the pizza impossible to fold and every New Yorker knows that the proper way to eat a slice of pizza Is to fold it in half and start at the point, chowing down stringy cheese as you go.  Anything that has to be eaten with a knife and fork  is suspect.

We can agree with relatives who live near Chicago that their version is the 'Dionysian' style while ours is the 'Apollonian' style.  Then, we order in Chinese or Barbecue instead of arguing. 

Please, let us not get into the debate about Barbecue. 

 

QueenofAllThings

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Sugared cereal. Ick. Especially brightly colored sugared cereal that eyes the milk.

Tooth achingly sweet and disgusting.

Miss Misha

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CRUD MONKEYS!, the memories - good and bad - that this thread has stirred up!

Used to make Knorr chicken soup mix with half water, half cream and throw in a handful of frozen corn.   So wrong!

My complaint is that Snickers and 3 Muscateers (sp?) don't taste good anymore, along with the Jolly Ranchers mentioned upthread.

Maybe it's a left coast thing, but I used to make and eat a whole box of Rice-a-Roni, which is sort of like the Kraft mac and cheese of the rice pilaf world.  Hypertension on a plate with all that sodium.  Full disclosure: my DH, who is a fancy food reseller to the hospitality industry has a line of truffle products that includes truffled couscous, truffled instant mashed potatoes (what a waste!) and truffled instant risotto.  I cannot get enough of the risotto.  Isn't that just the way of the world?  The Italians perfected pasta and now kick our tushkies at Rice-a-Roni, too.

Jules1980

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Ramen noodles.

ladyknight1

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I still use Ramen noodles, but not the seasoning packets. They are great in a stir-fry with fresh vegetables and protein.

I used to love sugary sweet sauces, but can't stand them now.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
-J.R.R Tolkien

Hmmmmm

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Dear Team Bakhta,

When I was a child, I was in college before I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Cream cheese and jelly was the default in our family.  I still think peanut butter is a bit strange and the jelly should be Welche's Grapelade.

Me too. We ate peanut butter sandwhiches or PB and banana but never PBJ. I always thought it was a joke or something you served 2 yr olds. Then I tried it in college and my love of salty sweet kicked in.

I've never heard of cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. But it makes perfect since. My mom was serving jalepeno jelly over cream cheese with crackers since the early 80's at least. Now I'm going to try a cream cheese jelly sandwich.

Otterpop

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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

I agree with this.  My mother made a fantastic lasagna but there was something exotic about the TV Dinner version.  It was especially so when some of the sauce got into the little brownie at the top of the tray.  TV dinners weren't considered real food but they were fun lunches after a morning of sledding.

My mother was a health nut so TV dinners were a yummy treat.  I loved the fake mashed potatoes mixed with the mushy steamed corn, mystery meat in red sauce and the little brownie (the best) or apple compote (consolation prize) in those foil segmented trays.  For especially good behavior we got to eat the dinners on tin TV trays while watching the Brady Bunch on Wednesday evenings at 8.  I think I often had on purple flowery velvet bell bottoms too.

AAAAAaaaaack!!!  It was the decade of bad taste, both in food and lifestyle.
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