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The cereal thread brought up Spam and got me to thinking about some of the things that my parents fixed for us growing up.
We had traditional meals like roast and gravy with mashed potatoes and vegetables, pork chops and fixins etc. but some of the
things that I had that I haven't had in a long time are:

Bologna cups - Bologna with mashed potatoes and cheese on top baked in the oven. The bologna would make a bowl when cooked.
Spam, cheese and rice.
Creamed tuna fish on toast - Saute onions in butter, mix in can of tuna and can of cream of mushroom soup and a little milk. East over hot toast.

Those things were quick, cheap and something that we always had in the frig or pantry.

I grew up on a chicken farm and didn't eat very much chicken. If we did it was usually in some sort of casserole.
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American Chop Suey
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I grew up on farm and we had beef for nearly every dinner. My mom made ham salad that was outstanding. A few years ago I tried to make it and it was no where near as good. I asked her how she made it. Her secret was that she used bologna instead of ham. She would buy a big hunk and grind it. Now I see why it was so good. Used to like to eat that on ritz crackers. Real healthy!
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American Chop Suey
Love that stuff!
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Hamburger helper
rice a roni
velveeta

all the good stuff
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Potted meat, olive loaf, lots of canned tuna, and various other things.
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Scrapple was and still is a staple

Peanut butter and banana was the snack as a kid
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Don't see head cheese in delis much anymore...and yup olive loaf is lowering in popularity.
Used to eat Tripe a lot...my dad loved it.
picked pigs feet, lambs tongue...other snacks my dad loved.
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Chicken livers, not even sure if you can buy them anymore, they were pretty tasty.
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Shake n bake chicken
Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy
Mac n Cheese
Hungarian Goulash
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Home made Liver Puddin'

My biggest regret is when my great grandfather passed away we realized no one ever took down his recipe. Nothing I find tastes the same.
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Mom can't cook, never could - but we had to eat it anyway. She basically had a Monday meal, a Tuesday meal, a Wednesday meal, etc. Meals never changed and the plate had to be empty before you left the table.
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Never liked livers but used to love fried chicken gizzards and hearts.
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I used to love fish stick nights that happened every once in a while.

Looking back, those evenings when we had breakfast or salmon patties and really inexpensive stuff for dinner, I always figured it was for fun and change of pace. I never connected the dots that it was a money/budget issue.
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SOS (shit on a shingle) ugh
Mashed potato pie , called Shepherd's Pie
creamed corn
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I used to love fish stick nights that happened every once in a while.

Looking back, those evenings when we had breakfast or salmon patties and really inexpensive stuff for dinner, I always figured it was for fun and change of pace. I never connected the dots that it was a money/budget issue.
Fish sticks were always on Friday's unless we had pizza (Friday's were meatless)
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Spam sandwiches!
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Mom had this dish that looked like a pie with the pie shell made out of ground beef and the filling was some sort of rice abortion. That was pretty much the pits. Her gravy was like thinned out water. She did make mashed potatoes that tasted OK.
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Potato cakes - left over mashed potatos made into a cake and fried in butter on skillet
Smelt fries at the VFW
chicken n noodles
skillet fried chicken with the remaining oil and crisp used for gravy put over a piece of bread
bacon and eggs with slice of bread fried in the leftover bacon grease
garlic bread was a slice of wonder bread with butter and garlic on top toasted in broiler

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