Food you hated/loved as a child

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To be honest, I might have been a tad bit anorexic then, but it wasn't commonly known. I grew up with the famous model Twiggy as the body type to aim for. As my mother said, she had legs you could ride a horse through, and so did I. Holding my legs tightly together my thighs were so thin, there was that gap between them. They still have that gap, I can close my fingers around my mid thigh.
Possibly a tad. :smile: At that age, and 5'10", I kept myself at between 115 lbs and 117 lbs and didn't ever eat that little.
 
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Possibly a tad. :smile: At that age, and 5'10", I kept myself at between 115 lbs and 117 lbs and didn't ever eat that little.
Whoa! That's way too skinny!! That's like super model thin!! I am only 5'3" and that's stretching it. My weight ranged from 92 to 102 pounds. Proportionally, you were thinner than me.

118 pounds and size three was were I was after my second child and that looked pretty good.
 
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Okay, but I ate more than canned spinach. :smile: And my job depended on it. :wink:
 
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Okay, but I ate more than canned spinach. :smile: And my job depended on it. :wink:
My doctor told me that my metabolism was so slow that I could eat nothing but lettuce and gain weight, his exact words. My best friend ate like a horse and she looked anorexic. She was 5'8" and we could wear the same jeans because my legs were so long, that's how thin she was, we were both size zero, and she ate at least 3 times what I did and she didn't exercise either.

I discovered that sizes back in the 60's and 70's were smaller. I found a pair of shorts I wore in my early twenties and my daughter spawn, she's size zero, couldn't get into them, they looked like small childs clothing. Have you noticed that? Also designer clothes are much bigger for the *size*. The more I spend, the smaller the size is. :tongue2:
 
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As a kid, I would dip my pizza in soda. No pepperoni though, I thought that was evil.
I also loved orange juice, but only in a crayon cup.
 
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I have a friend who is a former cop (retired). Since childhood, he refused to eat macaroni noodles. No macaroni salad, no macaroni in soups, no American chop suey. However, spaghetti is one of his favorite meals, If we had him and his wife over for a meal, and served spaghetti with *exactly* the same spicy sauce that we would have put on American chop suey, he would have seconds and thirds. Serve the sauce with macaroni noodles instead of spaghetti, and he wouldn't touch it. My wife makes a wonderful macaroni salad with cheese, bacon, sweet peas, black olives, etc. All stuff that he likes, but he won't touch it because of the macaroni noodles.
 
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I have a friend who is a former cop (retired). Since childhood, he refused to eat macaroni noodles. No macaroni salad, no macaroni in soups, no American chop suey. However, spaghetti is one of his favorite meals, If we had him and his wife over for a meal, and served spaghetti with *exactly* the same spicy sauce that we would have put on American chop suey, he would have seconds and thirds. Serve the sauce with macaroni noodles instead of spaghetti, and he wouldn't touch it. My wife makes a wonderful macaroni salad with cheese, bacon, sweet peas, black olives, etc. All stuff that he likes, but he won't touch it because of the macaroni noodles.
I was 28 years old before I found out that Americans make a tomato and hamburger casserole and call it chop suey. :tongue2:

Evo Child's boyfriend won't eat spaghetti noodles, it has to be penne or rotini, etc...
 
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hated (still do) - canned peas
loved (still do) - tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
 
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hated - everything made from eggplant, liver (except in pate)
loved - tarator, fried potatoes, grilled chicken, bananas

You may wonder about bananas, but when I was a child there was communist regime here and there were bananas available only for several days before New year. So, I had bananas once a year.
 
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Um, I don't know that it had been invented yet. :biggrin: And even if it had been, there'd be no way my parents would buy something that cool.

Spinach out of a can. Okay, that ran up my spine like fingernails on a chalkboard. Ewyuck! Man alive, you two!! Gack! I'm squirming in my chair. That stuff has the texture of vomit on its way out. Never mind the bitter aftertaste.

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When I said I wasn't a picky eater as a kid and that I'd eat almost anything, I wasn't even considering vegetables from a can!

But that brings back a memory...the first time my step-mother cooked for us, she asked if we like corn. Oh yes, we love it, we said. She gave us canned creamed corn...:yuck:...!
 
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When I said I wasn't a picky eater as a kid and that I'd eat almost anything, I wasn't even considering vegetables from a can!

But that brings back a memory...the first time my step-mother cooked for us, she asked if we like corn. Oh yes, we love it, we said. She gave us canned creamed corn...:yuck:...!
Ewww, canned creamed corn.

I guess I was lucky as a child, my mother usually bought mostly fresh produce, and most of it was seasonal, we shelled our own peas, etc...

Fall was my favorite, that was when pomegranates and prickly pears hit the stores. They were a once a year treat.

I have eggs boiling and a can of spinach, I'm going to feast today. :approve:
 
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Ewww, canned creamed corn.

I guess I was lucky as a child, my mother usually bought mostly fresh produce, and most of it was seasonal, we shelled our own peas, etc...

Fall was my favorite, that was when pomegranates and prickly pears hit the stores. They were a once a year treat.

I have eggs boiling and a can of spinach, I'm going to feast today. :approve:
The only time my mother ever used canned cream corn was when she wanted to thicken up a batch of corn chowder. We never got served that stuff on our plates.
 

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