It was the 80s in the South. Every time I feel bad about what my kids eat, I think about all processed crap I ate and survived.
  1. Pear salad
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    Canned pear half, filled with mayo, sprinkled with Cheese, served on bed of iceberg lettuce.
  2. Vienna sausages, saltine crackers and can of coke
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    This was a perfectly acceptable lunch.
  3. Baloney and cheese on white bread with lays chips and can of Coke
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  4. Chop suey
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    We ate this so much for dinner. Probably once a week. Guess my mom was trying her hand at international cooking.
  5. Margarine
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    I was allergic to milk products so I don't even know how much margarine I ate, but it could help explain my cholesterol problems now.
  6. Pea salad
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    Canned peas, cheddar cheese and mayo
  7. Cold hot dog right out of the fridge, sliced and served with a side of ketchup
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    Made a great snack!
  8. Spaghetti sauce made with Lipton onion soup mix
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    Canned tomato sauce with 2 packets of the soup mix. It was very good, but the sodium content makes me shudder 😖
  9. Sweet tea
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    Which I still love but I don't add 2 1/2 cups of sugar to a pitcher like my mom did.
  10. Coca Cola
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    Unlimited amounts. In the summer, I could easily drink 4-6 a day