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January 12, 2005



My mom used to make taco's for us. The meat consisted of ground meat and onions. No seasoning. Instead of salsa...ketchup! Lettuce, tomatoes and cheese were normal. The big twist was when the soft shells came out. Then they became burrito's.

Spaghetti with meatballs and italian sausage in the sauce. There was also a good helping of grease in the sauce from the meat.

Chicken rolled in cracker crumbs and fried in lard. Very greasy.

They are made this way today.


Peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Just lost the appeal somewhere along the way. In grade school I was served SO many Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, it's only been in the last few years I can eat those again! But the PB&H is a thing of the past.


I still LOVE peanut butter and honey sandwiches (an awesome energy snack before workouts, BTW).

I lived on Lipton Rice packets my Freshman year of college. I'd get home and it would be like 'um, what flavor tonight?'. Can't stand the things now. Tostinos frozen pizzas were another staple I can't stand now. And Taco Bell and Bud Light.


And there was me thinking you'd already realised that asking a question was a surefire way of increasing your comments rating. I was dead impressed too!

Goofy Girl

Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese! I used to eat at least one a week from age 12 to about 25. Then suddenly they just didn't seem as good. Now, 10+ years later, I can't even walk into a McDonald's without losing my appetite. The fries aren't as good anymore either.


In a slight variation on Goofy Girl's theme--Big Macs. They were so heavy and fatty that, as a kid, I had to lie down after eating one. It didn't stop me from eating one every chance I could get, though. The only time I'll set foot in a McDonalds these days is if I have to pee really bad.

I also loved all Hostess products: Twinkies, cupcakes, fruit pies. Boy am I glad I outgrew my taste for that crap.


Mine was Marmite (a sandwich spread made from yeast extract) and chip sandwiches. Mmm!

Oh, and those thin circles of luncheon sausage with a processed cheese square rolled up into a tube (I give these to my daughter now)


My mother used to serve my sister and I sliced spam covered in brown sugar and broiled until the sugar melted. Spam and spaghettios in front of the TV was a treat for my sister and me.

I wouldn't touch spam now, but back then, oh yeah. It was delish.


I'm laughing so hard at your description of the cheesecake that I can barely type but here's mine. Despite living in a mining area of south Wales with a healthy population of second/third generation Italian and Spanish families, my mother's version of "spaghetti bolognese" was a great bolognese sauce (all done beautifully with minced beef, tomatoes, onions, basil) but served with a plate of mashed potatoes, a large hole scooped out of the middle ready for the sauce. Mmmm delicious. But not spaghetti bolognese.

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