What food you used to eat when you were a child still makes you smile?

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  1. MSantana profile image63
    MSantanaposted 12 years ago

    What food you used to eat when you were a child still makes you smile?

    People use to think of comfort food as main dishes, but there are a lot of desserts, beverages, or even fruits that we associate strongly with a happy childhood. I am not too attach to the main dishes, but there is a tea that grandma used to make that always lighten my days, and when I see certain fruits at the grocery store, and they 'are just right', I just can't let them pass on. What is your story?

  2. ytsenoh profile image59
    ytsenohposted 12 years ago

    Homemade ice cream, popcorn made off the stove, fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy and sweet tea--all comfort food items that fill the tummy and ease the heart.

  3. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 12 years ago

    I was a child during post WWII rationing, my mum used to make a stew from a can of SPAM, she used to call it 'poison meat stew.'

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    Pancakes!  Loved my mom's Bisquick pancakes.  We used clear Karo syrup but if we were out of that my mom made something homemade that she laughed at, but I thought it was wonderful. I think she just melted butter and sugar together, it was thin, but I loved it.

  5. profile image0
    bri36posted 12 years ago

    For me it's a breakfast dish that my Grandmother made, kinda like an omelet but with fried potatoes, onions, bell pepper mixed in. Every chance I get or if I spend the night with friends this is what I make for them in return for their friendship. Nana put so much stuff in there that you didn't have to eat lunch until 3:00. It was great")

  6. Claudia Tello profile image68
    Claudia Telloposted 12 years ago

    Peanut butter! I love 100% peanut butter spread on a nice warm toast (that way it sort of melts while your spreading it). It has to be just peanut with a bit of salt, no honey and no sugar what so ever (this actually ruins it for me), and if it is chunky even better. Now a days I eat it with Ezekiel 4:9 sprout bread: very healthy, very delicious, very happy treat.

  7. Attikos profile image82
    Attikosposted 12 years ago

    Liver. I smile because, as an adult, I can just say no.

  8. smzclark profile image61
    smzclarkposted 12 years ago

    Most of the ones that make me smile now, didn't make me smile when I was a kid. Like my mom's lentil soup; I used to hate it and she made it far too often. Now I love it, miss it and wish I knew how to make it myself.

  9. profile image0
    jasper420posted 12 years ago

    My taste has changed alot but one thing that hasent is my love for my mothers french fries pork chops and sweet tea!

  10. Crochetliens profile image61
    Crochetliensposted 12 years ago

    Boo Berry Cereal and Spaghettio's and Franks big_smile

  11. ishwaryaa22 profile image82
    ishwaryaa22posted 12 years ago

    When I was a child, I was not as healthy as I am today, thanks to my mom who helped me build a strong immune system over a period of time. As a kid, I was not advised to eat certain food that most kids enjoy- ice-cream, pizza, tomato-sauce,yoghurt etc. However, my devoted mom made tasty food to compensate for the fast food at home- tasty veg patties, potato-fry, peas, carrots, beans and cabbage each made into a dry and tasty cooked dish with bit of coconut, home-made Indian desserts- carrot-pudding, sweet pancakes, etc and tasty non-veg food such as egg-omelette, chicken curry, fish fry, Indian lamb-rice dish, mince lamb gravy with spinach and prawn gravy. These dishes were carefully prepared with select ingredients that did not affect my health by my mother ( long ago I was advised not to eat tomatoes or onions in food-dishes) and hence over a period of time, I built a healthy and resistant system and now able to eat many food like pizzas, burgers, lasagnas, and many more with tomatoes and onions in them. I still relish the memories of tasty childhood food cooked by my beloved mother!

    Additionally, my two late great-grandmothers who were considered as the best cooks in my entire family clan, cooked many memorable dishes, particularly South-Indian non-veg dishes that I enjoyed immensely during my childhood.

  12. thebiologyofleah profile image68
    thebiologyofleahposted 12 years ago

    My female relatives were not big into cooking, so I don't have many childhood memories of family cooking. My favorites from childhood that I still love are macaroni and cheese, the store bought box, usually the supermarket's generic version of kraft mac n' cheese. And 'kiddie' cereal, the good sugary stuff- Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams etc.  I will never be too old to eat kiddie cereal!

  13. alifeofdesign profile image89
    alifeofdesignposted 12 years ago

    Even as a child, my family opted for healthier foods. There was the occasional treat in our home and one of those treats was devil dogs.

    Now, as an adult, I still choose a healthier foods and as a former chef my palette is extremely varied. Yet, there is still the lure of the devil dog!

  14. sonia love me1 profile image53
    sonia love me1posted 12 years ago

    ice cream cuz its cold sweet and i can have it any time tongue lol

  15. ACV profile image61
    ACVposted 12 years ago

    Simple made grilled "native" chicken is my most favorite food with "brown" rice when I was a child by my grandma. I grew up with her. She died 8 years ago but until now I always love to remember how she do it and how she wake me up in the morning and feed me- and until now it is still my favorite food/vian that goes with the rice.

  16. petersavage profile image60
    petersavageposted 12 years ago

    Passion fruit - I can't get enough. I used to have it only as a "treat" when I was a youngster.

  17. Mary Stuart profile image70
    Mary Stuartposted 12 years ago

    Grilled cheese sandwiches... chicken noodle soup... cookies hot out of the oven... apples... peaches fresh off the tree... I love to eat. Most every food makes me smile except olives and mushrooms. They make me gag.

  18. Mageplasm profile image61
    Mageplasmposted 12 years ago

    Pizza, definitely. I know....everyone likes to say pizza, but it's true! It's one of the most interesting and tasty things ever created!

  19. prism3x profile image38
    prism3xposted 12 years ago

    Popcorn, grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, spaghetti,strawberry shortcake!  My Grandmother would serve strawberry shortcake with berries from her garden, homemade shortcake and fresh whipped cream from the farm....it was beyond the telling!!!

  20. Turtlewoman profile image89
    Turtlewomanposted 12 years ago

    How to make your own healthy homemade strawberry Pop Tarts. Easy directions with a lot of pictures. read more

  21. profile image0
    Starmom41posted 12 years ago

    as a lunch treat, I used to like Franco-American canned spaghetti.
    it doesn't seem the same since the company sold out to Campbell's.

  22. MSantana profile image63
    MSantanaposted 12 years ago

    I want to thank you all for contributing answers to this question. It has been a joy of a reading. I asked it to learn about other people, because, food connects us deeply to our roots, our homes, and tells a story about who we are.


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