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What food were you fed as a child that you didn’t know was weird until you were an adult?

I had a grandmother who would hard boil eggs, mash them and then make breaded egg patties out of them for breakfast, or sandwiches. Wasn’t terrible. Just different. I’ve not ever known anyone else who did this.
American cheese sandwiches on white, with mayonnaise. Yuck.
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
[@400948,tindrummer] are any of them originating in America though? Jack cheese might be but I’m not that familiar with my cheese origins.
tindrummer · M
[@864112,ImplodingVoices] that I'm not sure of either - perhaps all our cheeses have European origins - let's do some googling 😁
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
[@400948,tindrummer] I think this is a good idea!!
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
I’ve never heard of that, maybe it was something they learned to do during the Depression, they came up with some really strange recipes. .........................................
For birthday cakes my aunt would usually make an angel-food cake, a boiled frosting and buy those hard sugar decorations to top it that said “Happy Birthday”, thinking about it now that was kind of a strange combination. The sugar decorations didn’t taste good & were hard & crunchy, the boiled frosting was soft and angel food cake was chewy. I like angel food cake, it’s good with strawberries but that combo is weird.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
A Romanian bread she called something like "momalicka". Yes a terrible name. It was a partly raised corn flour bread similar to a tortilla accept far thicker.

It was also a hidden joke among the rest of the family that none mentioned to her. 😁😈
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
[@864112,ImplodingVoices] actually kind of liked it. No not steamed. At least she didn't have a steamer.


[@400948,tindrummer] and yes lots of butter! We didn't have feta cheese so I never had it with that.
tindrummer · M
[@412417,DeWayfarer] wife's parents were born in Moldavia before Stalin took it away from Romania
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
[@400948,tindrummer] mom near the black sea, in a small town near Constanța. In 1920
SammyJo · 51-55, F
Not by my mum, as such, but at school they had this pudding that was Farley's Rusks (Basically, Babies biscuits that you are suppose to mash up with milk) and custard.....

To this very day, It is a pudding that I eat!

3 or 4 Big Rusks, broken into big chunks, topped with custard..

Delish!

😋

SJD xx
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
[@1146285,SammyJo] now that sounds fun!! I will have to dig into this one.
SammyJo · 51-55, F
[@864112,ImplodingVoices] It is! They do different flavours - original, Chocolate, Banana and Strawberry...

All delish!

☺️

SJD x
Heartlander · 80-89, M
[@1146285,SammyJo] Sounds good :)
For dessert we had cut up strawberries in sugar on top of biscuits with either whipped cream or ice cream. It’s really good but I’m not sure if it’s a northern thing or if my dad just didn’t know how to make shortcakes and that was his idea of strawberry shortcake 🤷‍♀️😂
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@465377,SweetNSassy] I have heard of that. We usually had angel food cake (homemade because we lived on a farm and had plenty of eggs) with sweetened strawberries & homemade whipped cream.
[@16806,cherokeepatti] that sounds good too
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@465377,SweetNSassy] It was
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My mum used to deep fry eggs if we had egg and chips. They were delicious but I've never know anyone else who had them.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
If we were driving somewhere far away to visit relatives we’d stop at a little store along the way....buy bologna, an orange mayo sandwich spread with sweet pickles in it, white bread and stop along the way at a roadside picnic area and have sandwiches. That sandwich spread was definitely weird and I don’t know how many families bought it, but haven’t seen it in a long while.
tindrummer · M
It's greasy meat but tasty so I liked it and would eat it again
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
Brown sugar cooked in with sauerkraut. It's the only way I would eat sauerkraut, and I never realized it was weird til I grew up. It tastes kinda like sweet and sour.
MethDozer · M
[@831314,DearAmbellina2113] That's really not that much different than sweet and sour red cabbage or kapusta.
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
[@831314,DearAmbellina2113] that sounds good!! I don’t eat much pork but I may have to try this. I love sauerkraut!
Heartlander · 80-89, M
[@831314,DearAmbellina2113] Sounds good. I add a brew of brow sugar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and water when cooking down cabbage for a sausage-cabbage casserole.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
[@400948,tindrummer] How was it? I worked with a man who used to eat squirrels and he rather liked them. Is squirrel something you found appealing?
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@913049,Azlotto] Oh yeah, you made me remember that. I had to gather it, bring it to the house and wash it, cook it in 2 waters and rinse it and freeze it in quart bags. I think I froze about 45 bags of it one summer. Nasty flavor and we had to eat it about once a week till it was gone. I guess it has some health benefits though.
Medoesnotcare · 18-21, F
We put gravy on spaghetti bolongese , like instead of the tomato sauce , we use gravy
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
[@1567,Medoesnotcare] interesting!! I’ve never even thought to do that.
Medoesnotcare · 18-21, F
[@864112,ImplodingVoices] it’s yum 😂
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Apple sauce on mashed potatoes. My dad's invention.
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
Did you eat it on it’s own or was there something you ate along with this? [@1183899,Nightly]
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[@864112,ImplodingVoices] Part of a full meal.
Nudistsue26 · 26-30, F
Doesn't sound awful

 
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