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What did you grow up on? Childhood foods that still hit home.
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The title basically says it all. What do you continue to eat long after childhood that still hits home. In no particular order, I still love:

1) Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
2) Tuna sandwiches
3) Mom's fried rice for breakfast. No matter how many times I try, I can't recreate what my mom was capable of.
4) Halibut with a cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, lemon, dill, and garlic topping. I have been trying to recreate the recipe from memory, but again, this is one of the many recipes that I flat out cannot match no matter how hard or how many times I try.
5) Fish sticks and mac and cheese. I used to and still love ketchup with my fish sticks, but these days tartar sauce is a welcome condiment on the table.
6) Chicken flavored top ramen with half a package of seasoning. Ever tried using half the package? That is all it needs.
7) All the incredible dishes my mom made. After almost ten years in the kitchen, I am still not capable of what my mom was. My grandfather ran a Chinese restaurant for years, and he taught my mom how to cook. I can't devote enough time to match my mom's or my grandfather's cooking, but aspiring to reach that level certainly can't hurt right?

So my question is what are the food you grew up with that you still love to this day? Any complex dishes that you still can't recreate no matter how many times you try?
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Absolutely love this. I could eat this forever and never get sick of it. Whenever I was asked to choose dinner, I asked for this 100% of the time.
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Aaaaaaand I forgot about the casseroles. There were so many variations, but damn. How did I forget about those? Peas, noodles, chicken, pork, rice, corn, ham, and/or whatever else. It really didn't matter what was in there, casserole night was always something to look forward to.
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Any food that hadn't been destroyed/eaten by rats overnight.

I don't remember.
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I always ate rice with everything and I still do.
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Hmm.. I haven't eaten either of these things in a while.. But I think banana bread, and pumpkin pie(they'd have to be vegan now though lol) would hit home.
Posted 10/25/14
I grew up on breast milk but unlike the opener I don't crave for my mother's breasts.
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ReadingTheStars95 wrote:

Hmm.. I haven't eaten either of these things in a while.. But I think banana bread, and pumpkin pie(they'd have to be vegan now though lol) would hit home.


After I read this comment I looked at your picture and it made a lot of sense.
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Home cooked meals from scratch including baking bread and cakes.

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There was cake/pudding made from cassava (manioc/yucca), coconut, sugar and pumpkin with or without raisins added, it was called pone.
Then there was was pastelles, a parcel of cornmeal/polenta filled with meat, olives, raisins and peppers. Usually wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. When I make them now I have to use greaseproof paper and foil to wrap them up instead. This gets steamed or boiled. Other places in the Caribbean make their own version too. Some use grated cassava and green banana instead of cornmeal. In south America they wrap them up in corn leaves to steam.
http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/pastelles/
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roman noodles, 17¢ a pop
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my dad always liked to make chili, to this day, it is still my favorite food.



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I had a bunch of ham and cheese sandwiches, I had a phase where I had waffles with jam and cream for breakfast every morning, and my nanna used to and still does make the best sheperd's pie. I'm happy even with a simple sausage, mash, and beans meal.
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Happencheese wrote:


ReadingTheStars95 wrote:

Hmm.. I haven't eaten either of these things in a while.. But I think banana bread, and pumpkin pie(they'd have to be vegan now though lol) would hit home.


After I read this comment I looked at your picture and it made a lot of sense.


Hehe :P
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My childhood consisted of these things, since I cooked for myself.

These are still my favourite things.
Though my diet consists of way more fruit and vegetables. And even less meat.

Rice.


Baked french fries.


Kraft dinner.


Air popped popcorn.


Tuna sandwiches.


Meaty pasta.


Hearty soups.


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