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Kimberami

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ABCs & 123s with Meatballs (no other pasta shape would do & it had to have meatballs) & grits with ketchup were my favorite comfort foods as a kid.   Never again.  Yuck.
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lilfox

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Ramen noodles.

I haven't been able to eat those since I was pregnant with my first child.  Oddly though I don't mind cup o' soup.  It's just the packages with the noodles and flavoring. :P Blech.


I'm the opposite - I used to love Cup o Noodles when I was a kid, but never had packaged ramen until college.  Now I can't stand the Cup o Noodles, don't care for actual ramen (restaurant-prepared), but just bought myself another multi-pack of ramen for when I have a salty noodle craving.

Also, I'm the one who still likes canned ravioli  ;D  though Spaghetti-o's (the mystery-meatball kind!) are too sweet for me now.  I also used to reward myself with Twinkies in grad school (getting through a 30+ page technical journal article deserves a treat!) until I realized what a bad idea that was.

I also submit any family-based sitcom from the mid-'80s such as Family Ties, Who's the Boss, Cosby Show, the one with Kirk Cameron.  Cannot watch now, too painful, obvious, saccharine-sweet, and slow-paced.

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*snip*

Also, I'm the one who still likes canned ravioli  ;D  though Spaghetti-o's (the mystery-meatball kind!) are too sweet for me now.  I also used to reward myself with Twinkies in grad school (getting through a 30+ page technical journal article deserves a treat!) until I realized what a bad idea that was.

I still eat canned ravioli too once in a while.  I first have to drain most of the sauce before cooking though.

Thipu1

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Sauce Arturo. 

I think it was meant to be a cooking sauce but when I stayed overnight with my aunt, we would use it as a pasta sauce.  The stuff was more brown rather than red and somewhat spicy.  As a child, I thought it one of the most sophisticated things on the planet to eat.   A few years ago, probably not in my right mind from a bout of flu, I bought a can.  It was ghastly!

Also, I remember that, back in the 1950s, Ragu marketed big jars of Pre-cooked  wagon wheels or shell pasta in the sauce.  I remember them as wonderful.  They aren't sold now but I wonder what I'd think about them if they did.     

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I also submit any family-based sitcom from the mid-'80s such as Family Ties, Who's the Boss, Cosby Show, the one with Kirk Cameron.  Cannot watch now, too painful, obvious, saccharine-sweet, and slow-paced.

On the flip side of that, it's a delight to find an old sitcom that still holds up.  I've been watching Cheers on DVD and was very pleased to find that I still thought it was hilarious.  Same with All in the Family and Maude.

Topic:  I used to love potato chips dipped in Miracle Whip - the more Miracle Whip, the better.  Now, the very idea makes me go  :o

I had the opposite reaction to Cheers. I used to love staying up late to watch it with my dad when I was little. But now that I've started watching it again lately, I really dislike much of it. I hate how Carla randomly tells Cliff "You should kill yourself." I hate that Rebecca won't shut up about Robin. I'm icked out by Sam wanting to play scrabble with a mom and daughter, and all the guys high fiving him about "You'll be living our dream." I can't stand how dopey Woody is supposed to be. 

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I've watched some Cosby reruns as an adult-I was a kid when it was on-and I saw an episode from right after Denise had gotten married.  I was highly disturbed that cliff and the husband had a conversation about how Denise was a vir-gin on her wedding night.  It was a slightly veiled conversation but obvious to an adult.  I was disturbed cliff asked and that the husband answered the question.  I can't imagine my father asking an SO that about me!

Piratelvr1121

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Am watching "Annie" now, the version with Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett.  I loved this movie dearly when I was a kid.  Now I watch it and much of it gets on my nerves, like the voices of the girls to the point where I can sympathize when Miss Hannigan sings "Little Girls".   

Actually there was a point when I went from saying Annie was my favorite character to wishing I could have a chance to play Miss Hannigan.  :) But then I'm a huge Carol Burnett fan so that's probably a factor.  I love her as Miss Hannigan.
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mandycorn

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I used to eat Oscar Mayer bologna on white bread with Cheetos (puffs, not the crunchy ones) for lunch. I remember how much I loved it, but I can't imagine doing it now, it just sounds awful, even if they hadn't reworked the Cheetos puffs and ruined them!
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Waterlight

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I can't stand ketchup since drastically reducing the amount of sugar I eat. It's so sweet!

That must be why I don't like ketchup anymore either, since I've cut down on sugar too in the past five years.  I don't even keep a bottle in my refrigerator.  A couple different kinds of mayo, yes (wasabi from Trader Joe's and homemade chipotle), but absolutely no ketchup.

I used to love hot dogs.  And those "beef sticks" and pepperoni sticks.  Now I don't eat meat at all.

I do have some Kraft mac & cheese stashed in my pantry for emergencies though  :)
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Am watching "Annie" now, the version with Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett.  I loved this movie dearly when I was a kid.  Now I watch it and much of it gets on my nerves, like the voices of the girls to the point where I can sympathize when Miss Hannigan sings "Little Girls".   

Actually there was a point when I went from saying Annie was my favorite character to wishing I could have a chance to play Miss Hannigan.  :) But then I'm a huge Carol Burnett fan so that's probably a factor.  I love her as Miss Hannigan.

Carol Burnett is awesome in that role! And I think most adults can sympathize with her. I love that movie, and I love the kids in it, but they were pretty mouthy.

(Oh, and BTW, thank you for the earworm. :P "Lucky me, lucky me...")
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Piratelvr1121

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You're welcome!  Actually I've had that earworm in my head since I heard Jane Lynch is going to play Miss Hannigan on stage and sang "Little Girls" as Sue Sylvester on Glee recently.

I'm not a huge Glee fan but I do like Jane Lynch and had to hear her sing it.  She's very good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XneDmFB7Zkg
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

TeamBhakta

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I used to love York Peppermint Patties. But I'm pretty sure the recipe has been changed in the last few years; now they taste pastier and have a less intense mint flavor. The aftertaste is a little bit yucky to me at this point :(