THINGS THAT TASTE LIKE MY CHILDHOOD
Inspired by @kate81 (I think? I saw a bandwagon racing past and jumped on.)
- •Morton's Frozen Cinnamon Sugar DonutsThese tiny donuts were the ultimate treat on a Saturday morning.
- •Scrambled Eggs with Creamy Peanut ButterFirst, scramble the eggs. Remove from pan, add a scoop of creamy peanut butter. Stir into ball, flatten with fork, eat.
- •Popeye LettucePopeye Lettuce was Mom's code for uncooked spinach, since I refused cooked spinach. Did not know they were the same until I learned to read the sign in the grocery store.
- •Memaw's Banana & Mayonaise SandwichesWhite bread, mayo, banana, a sprinkle of sugar. I haven't eaten one of these in over 20 years, and never outside rural Alabama.
- •Tuna Salad SandwichesAs a kid, I occasionally tried to rebel against this near-daily sandwich by wadding it up into a ball and acting like the new shape rendered it inedible. Had to eat it anyway. Haven't eaten tuna salad since I became in charge of feeding myself.
- •Homemade Pizza, featuring carrots and broccoli chopped very small and poorly hidden in the sauce, burnt to a scabby crust.Every Friday night. My kid brother and I scraped off the toppings and ate the crust, since my mom—normally an excellent cook—couldn't ever get this right.
- •HamEvery holiday, every other week, every time more than just our immediate family gathered. The BLASTNAME family ham tradition only ended two years ago after The Great Christmas Ham Coup.
- •Homemade Mac & CheeseMy mom's recipe includes Velveeta, and magic. She still makes it for my birthday every year.
- •Orange Sherbet with Vanilla Ice creamSome generic grocery store brand that came in a waxy box. Runner up choice: fudge ripple.