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  • Trendy foods from our past

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    22 posts, 14 voices, 1192 views, started Aug 8, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2010 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      I’m making jello today. I’m not a fan but my husband loves it. Does anyone remember all the moulded jello salads with fruit cocktail, cottage cheese or other things suspended in them? My mom used fruit cocktail and cottage a lot.

      What are some of the foods you remember from childhood that were trendy or retro?

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          Wyofred wrote Aug 8, 2010
        • I loved, and still do, banana pudding with Nilla wafers....YUMMY.  No the greatest when I am trying to watch what I eat.



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          Coralee Flug wrote Aug 8, 2010
        • My mom would substitute vanilla ice cream instead of the cold water and would use the hand mixer to make it frothy happy



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          Mztracy wrote Aug 8, 2010
        • oh the memories!! Loved it and banana pudding and nilla wafers! heart



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          Nerissa wrote Aug 8, 2010
        • You won’t believer it but Chex Mix, the kind made in the oven. I can rememeber as a girl scout the gatherings always had Chex Mix and birthday parties too. It tasted much better than the stuff they sell in bags even with the expanded flavors. My all time favorite has to be homemade icecream, you had to take your turn at the crank if you wanted to eat some. We only had it at special times, holidays, birthdays, etc.happy



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          Anne E wrote Aug 9, 2010
        • I remember when they would add chopped cabbage and celery to lemon jello and serve a slice of it on a lettuce leaf with a blob of mayo on top tongue out

          But I liked the green jello salad with canned pears and cream cheese added to half of the jello.  Sometimes pecans too.

          I remember when quiche became popular in the 70s and also when my parents would go to parties where they made steak tartare. And who can forget the fondue craze?!



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          Nerissa wrote Aug 9, 2010
        • Fish sticks rule!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Aug 9, 2010
        • Man! are you all taking me back down memory lane lol. I remember all those things, and Yessssssssssss Nerissa fish sticks still rule lol, my hubby and I love them as I did when I was a kid, and how about that good ole cold glass of sugar water lol, or that sandwich spread meat your mom would go get fresh from the deli to make sandwiches? I hated that stuff lol.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 9, 2010
        • Oh, Neicy, I can remember making sandwich spread out of leftover meat that wasn’t enough for a leftover dinner. Nothing got thrown out, we always had a use for even a scrap left in the roasting pan.

          My ex husband and I used to go out for dinner and have potato skins for an appetizer.

          My mother put pimento cheese on celery. Then we used the empty containers for juice glasses.



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          Trudy S wrote Aug 9, 2010
        • Olive Loaf!!  Ok...so I grew up with bolonga but discovered the east coast usa ‘upgrade’ in my 30s.  Goodness I love a good olive loaf sandwich on a kaiser roll with mayo.  

          My Mother used to make ‘mystery meat’ sandwiches too...with lots of pickle to mask the flavor of whatever when had ground up into it!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 9, 2010
        • How about root beer floats? My dad went to A & W once in awhile for a treat for us.

          And for those who grew up in Southern California, remember the Helms doughnut truck? My mom used to save her change to give us when the fresh doughnuts came around in the neighborhood.

          I can’t believe I just found this link with photos of the trucks and even the whistle they used to make as they came down the street!

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          Trudy S wrote Aug 9, 2010
        • In my part of Canada, A&W used to give a free small rootbeer to all kids who brought their report card on the last day of school!  Didn’t matter if you passed...you just had to bring it.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • Trudy, that’s great that A&W did that.  

          How about scooter pies and coconut snowballs?



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          Carine Nadel wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • I’m w/ Nerissa on the chex mix-kids loved it for a snack, so did we. I’m also w/ you on jello Cynthia-yuck, gross.  But the lemon does make a great lemon sauce (w/ obviously a few other adds) for Lemon Chicken!

          Otherwise-ew, jiggling stuff.  won’t even use jelly.



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          Momofthreeprincess wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • My mother use to make a dish that had jello and whipped cream with pineapples.  Boy I loved that dish.  I loved making homemade ice cream too.  Pimento cheese sandwiches were much better than grilled cheese sandwiches on a hot day.  Down south we had  “Moon Pies” and “Goo-Goo Clusters” .  We also had a A&W Rootbeer stand but us kids like Sonic much better.  In fact I still love the shakes from there.



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          Linni wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • ohhhhhh i LOVE the ground bologna and sweet pickle sandwhiches! i STILL make it today! i have my grand mothers meat grinder and grind it all up, put in miracle whip and YUM-O!!!!

          here is one that i just LOVE... you take a saltine cracker, put peanut butter, 2 mini marshmellows on it, and stick it in a roaster oven till the marshmellows just start melting, or get dark... YUMMY! heart

          i remember the lettuce with cottage cheese and a peach or pear slice on it!
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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • Oh Linni you just made me think of s‘mores with those marshmallows!!



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          Jo46 wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • My mom used to make us fried bologna!  Ymmm!!!  How about those hotdogs in a bun, made with bisquick and a slice of cheddar cheese on the hotdog?



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          Jo46 wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • How could I forget Kool-aid!



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          Jo46 wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • And what about Tang?



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          Marya1961 wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • I remember the Good Humor ice cream truck and the orange ice cream bars were my favorite and when I went to my friend’s house, her mom made Fluff with peanut butter sandwiches.happy



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 10, 2010
        • Jo - my mom used Bisquick a lot. I’d forgotten all about that. Peanut butter fluff! That’s peanut butter and marshmallow cream, right? And believe it or not, we still buy Tang for our granddaughter and my husband’s daughter. Of cource, they have no idea that it was created for the astronauts in the 60’s!



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