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Whats For Dinner Tonight? Favorite Foods From Years Gone By
Omelet For Dinner
Food Choices have Changed
Now that it's my job to answer the good old question of "Whats for dinner tonight?' I have begun thinking back to some of my favorite dishes as a kid. Some of those things are much different than some of the things we eat most often these days.
My parents had five children in the house most of the time and a lot of times, our friends would be over and later our boyfriends and then our children. My parents were quite good at coming up with a variety of different things for us to eat. At some points during these days, there was a strict budget and not a whole lot of spare money for food or anything else. So as I remember some of my favorite foods, I realize they were foods on a budget.
We didn't eat out a lot. We would eat some of the following foods for dinner and we were just fine with these choices as kids.
Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup
Omelets ( my Dad put anything and everything in an omelet)
Breakfast for Dinner (Consisting of pancakes, eggs, toast and sometimes a meat like sausage links but not always)
Chicken with Shake and Bake
Hot dogs and sauerkraut
Hot Dogs and pork and beans
Creamed beef over bread (not my favorite)
Fried Bologna Sandwiches
Scrambled Egg Sandwiches
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Macaroni and Cheese
Home made pizza from a box
Some of these are the same and some are much different foods than what we might choose to make for dinner these days. If I were to say to my kids we're having scrambled egg sandwiches, I think they would look at me like I was crazy.
The difference in foods looks like this. Now we eat things such as these:
Pizza (frozen from a box)
Families today go for the quick choices. Often times those choices include processed rather than home made foods or fast foods rather than prepared foods. The question remains the same. Whats for dinner tonight? But often times the answer is very different than years gone by.
Snacks of Days Gone By Different Than Today's Snacks
A snack used to be a privilege. It was something to look forward to before bedtime or after school. And snacks were very different years ago than they are today. Often times snacks consisted of
Home made cookies
Canister potatoe chips
Rice Krispy Treats
Today a snack can sometimes be more like a meal. An after school cafe offers snacks to kids with these choices.
Huge chocolate chip cookies
Garlic bread sticks
Cheese or Salted Baked Pretzels
Mexican Pizza or Pizza Boat
Ice cream sandwiches
Its just interesting thinking about some of these comparisons.
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