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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Yes, hot dogs right out of the package are tasty. Back when me and my older brother went fishing, we kept a package of cold hot dogs in the cooler. My big brother would slice up one of the dogs into tiny bits and we'd use this as bait. It worked suprisingly well. As the hours ticked in the hot Florida sun, we succumbed to our hunger and would eat some of them. You would think that cold, plain hot dogs are disgusting, but sitting in that heat, starving half to death, it tasted heavenly to us! =D We also shared a large can of cold pineapple juice, sipping it straight from the hole on the top of the can. Those canned juices are still my favorite. haha good times!

Apr 29, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

I still adore canned peaches on top of cottage cheese!

Apr 29, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

What a wonderful story! You didn't have much money, but were rich in other ways. It inspires me to hear stories such as yours. Thank you sharing this!

Apr 29, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Hah! I'm glad that I'm not alone in this! :D

Apr 29, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Ah, the memories! This made me tear up. If we were poor, I didn't know it! :) I just had a memory... Age 5, pretending to be an astronaut exploring an alien terrain (I covered the floor and bed with blankets). I would pretend there was zero gravity and made funny breathing sounds, narrating my observations as I went along. lol Then I would sit on an alien mountain (the bed) and open a pouch of crackers. =D

Apr 29, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

When I was about 7 years old, I got violently sick after eating a potato. I washed it well, but failed to notice a tiny little sprout and a few green spots under the skin. An hour after chowing down on the boiled potato, I was vomiting nonstop and felt terrible. You would think that as an adult, I'd grow to hate them, but the opposite is true. I love potatoes, in any shape or form. :-)

Mar 04, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

That sounds yummy. I will have to try that soon.

Mar 04, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

^ love this

Feb 27, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Haha yes! I remember that!

Feb 27, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

I still can't bring myself to try a mudbug... the appearance alone gives me the heebie jeebies! I am ashamed, head hanging low with this confession. It is true, that I would like to try every dish, be worldly and all that junk, but... those eyes... insectile body parts. GAHH >8D

Feb 26, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Makes "cents" to me! I use rapid rise (aka bread machine) yeast. Only have to let the dough rise once that way. I'm having a slice of my honey wheat bread right now with some butter. It is so good!

Feb 25, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Getting back to you on the yeast bread-baking thing. Thank goodness that I overcame my fear of the unknown! I finally decided to try my hand at it, and I am a natural. As I type this, I have a loaf of honey wheat bread baking in the oven. I will never buy bread again. Spending $4 on a jar of yeast saves you a ton of money in the long run.

Feb 25, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

I may just try that out, when my sweet tooth comes on in full force. The sweet frosting combined with the salt on the crackers sounds divine. I always make my own powdered sugar because I am too cheap to buy it. lol Will definitely have some "frosted" saltines soon.

Feb 25, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Oh how I used to love toasted ham and cheese sandwiches! I still crave them!

Feb 24, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Sounds delicious!

Feb 20, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing this :)

Feb 14, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

lol i loved the canned pork

Feb 06, 2012
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Did Your Mom Repeatedly Cook a Dish You Despised?

rofl

Feb 05, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

I still enjoy a good tomato sandwich. They are especially good with a tiny drizzle of ranch dressing!

Feb 05, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Sounds so good! *drool*

Feb 05, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Oh, this made me remember the beef bone soup my mom would make. It was so tasty and satisfying. The marrow flavors the broth wonderfully. It was fun to eat as a child, picking out the meat from each bone. To this day, I still crave it. I'm not sure what she put in it, besides carrots and potatoes. Maybe it was love that made it taste so good. :)

Jan 31, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

LOL

Jan 31, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

lol @ criss-crossing and glazing the spam slices! That is too funny. I love it.

Jan 30, 2012
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Did Your Mom Repeatedly Cook a Dish You Despised?

When I was a small child, I took a long swig of apple cider vinegar, thinking it was apple juice. I don't remember much except for the violent retching. There will always be stories about it, told at family get-togethers.

Jan 30, 2012
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Did Your Mom Repeatedly Cook a Dish You Despised?

http://www.amazon.com/Capers-in-Sea-S... I am not sure of a store in your vicinity, but amazon sells them :) Make sure to rinse them under running water before using!

Jan 30, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

I'm glad it never came to that in our house!! jk

Jan 30, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

We used to go to a "used bread store" too. It really was a wonderland to me, with such an assortment of cakes, pies, muffins. But we only got plain loaves of sandwich bread. :-/
I remember the owner of the restaurant was kind enough to give my mother a box of Entenmann's donuts for free after he noticed me shamelessly ogling the sweets. LOL I was probably 7 years old.

Jan 29, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Dried beans are my only option! :D

Jan 28, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

Oh, I completely understand. The possibilities are endless :) It makes me happy to find a fellow beer bread maker! There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked beer bread. And wow, does it yield alot. We will have bread for a while. Here is my recipe. Very simple.

3 cups self-rising flour

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. raw oatmeal

1 12 oz can of beer, any kind is ok.

In a bowl, blend all of the ingredients well. Butter and lightly flour two 6x3-inch loaf pans. Fill the pans with batter.

Put pans into the cold oven and set temperature to 350°F. The dough will rise on its own while the oven heats up. Bake for 60-75 minutes or until done. The crust will be crisp when it is done. You can tap it, and it will make a hollow sound.

I like to brush on a little bit of melted butter over the top. You can make the crust nice and glossy if you prefer, with a light glaze of beaten egg during the baking process. Really, with this versatile bread, the sky is the limit. :-) As Leepa said, there are many wonderful flavors you can add to it.

For a crisp crust- store in a paper bag.

For softer bread- store in a plastic bag.

It does freeze well.

Jan 28, 2012
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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

All of the above sounds wonderful, but to be completely honest with you, we are going through some very rough times right now, and have very limited ingredients. I haven't been able to truly experiment with the beer bread as much as I've wanted to. :-(

I was laid off about 8 months ago, and receive a measly $300 every two weeks from unemployment. Yesterday, my BF found out that his unemployment ran out, and they won't be renewing it. Times are very tough indeed, so we have to make do with what we have. When we go grocery shopping, it is mainly for the basics.

The apple cheese beer bread sounds delicious! I do have oatmeal, and usually press on a few grains to the top for added texture and crunch, and brush on a bit of melted butter to the crust when done. Considering how easy it is to make, it comes out phenomenal. That is our breakfast here. :) A slice of buttered bread, and coffee.

Jan 28, 2012
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