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post #31 of 119
My mother loved to make chili - Beans not cooked long enough, a can of tomato paste, and about half a cup of chili powder!

I tell you, dragons used to come to the door when she made it...
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post #32 of 119
This wasn't a crappy recipe, but your stories made me think of it. My grandmother used to make these tiny orange cakes in these half round cast iron pans. They were SO delicious. Well, I guess she used to make them a lot when folks passed away, to give to their families.
Anyway, one day I had her at my house and I asked her to make them with me, because she was one of those folks who never wrote down her recipes. icon_smile.gif So, we made orange cakes and my house smelled heavenly. My mom came over to pick her up, took one sniff of my house and said "who died?????".

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post #33 of 119
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7yyrt...What can I say! It's perfect, over the top gross. I have to make this for DH's next party at the Health Dept LOL. They just love this kind of stuff. Way better than my rat & trap cake!!!!



For halloween last year, my sister brought "treats" to my niece's school. A litter box filled with oats and curled tootsie rolls sitting on top. How was it served? With a pooper scooper of course. The kids were thoroughly disgusted/delighted. In case you needed more ideas for the health dept...

As for crappy food, shepard's pie with cream corn on top is where I draw the line. And I ate military food for 7 yrs...
post #34 of 119
OMG, I am laughing so hard here that I am in tears! icon_lol.gif

Win, I think you must be a sister I have never met, because I know MY mother made that same horrific Swiss Steak recipe. There just can't be more than two moms out there who made it, can there? It did have the most horrible smell ever! I wanted to turn and run when I came home from school to that aroma.
post #35 of 119
OMG, I am laughing so hard here that I am in tears! icon_lol.gif

Win, I think you must be a sister I have never met, because I know MY mother made that same horrific Swiss Steak recipe. There just can't be more than two moms out there who made it, can there? It did have the most horrible smell ever! I wanted to turn and run when I came home from school to that aroma.
post #36 of 119
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OMG, I am laughing so hard here that I am in tears! icon_lol.gif

Win, I think you must be a sister I have never met, because I know MY mother made that same horrific Swiss Steak recipe. There just can't be more than two moms out there who made it, can there? It did have the most horrible smell ever! I wanted to turn and run when I came home from school to that aroma.



Make it three LOLOL She also had this yummy stuff in her arsenal.

Mike
post #37 of 119
mine made some cheap white sifh with butter and lemon baked to death in the oven. It woud make me gag as a kid! I can still smell it, ick.

I lvoe fish now, but I NEVER EVER bake it in the oven. Its the grill or the pan for fish at my house.

I think our moms were trying to conserve money, but really!

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post #38 of 119
When I was younger, my father was told by his doctor that he was low on iron, and needed to ramp up his intake of foods with iron in them. So my mother would cook liver (sometimes twice a week) with onions. As if liver itself wasn't bad enough, my mom thought that she had to cook it to within an inch of it's life so that we wouldn't get salmonella or botulism or something. Picture a piece of liver on a plate, looking like leather, cooked till the edges are curled, and then topped with onions. Delicious, huh?
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post #39 of 119
7yyrt~ I have to say that that is the nastiest cake I have ever seen! Also thanks...we have a nasty cake category in the county fair and I think I may actually enter that cake next year!!!!

As for recipes, my grandmother did the shoe leather liver and onions thing, terrifies me to this day. I am usally a good cook but there have been times when trying a new recipe has been a BAD idea!!!

Thanks for the laughs everyone!
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post #40 of 119
I remember those days when everyone thought you had to eat liver and onions or you just weren't healthy. My mother never went with that so I never ate it.

My mom was a wonderful cook and I have lots of memories of meals with my 4 brothers and a sister. We always had some kind of canned fruit, pie or cobblers for dessert at every dinner. My mom liked stewed prunes and none of us kids liked it. About once a month, that was our dessert. I hated them but I wasn't ever one to pass on dessert, so ate them anyhow. I have copied a lot of my mom's recipes and menus...but I have never cooked stewed prunes.
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post #41 of 119
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Anyone ever have navy beans for dinner growing up???

There were six children in my family, my mom was a stay at home mom...so we always knew it was a really tight month for my parents when she served a big pot of navy beans for dinner. If we were lucky, there was a little ham in it for added flavor.....

Yuk....my stomach is feeling queasy just thinking about it......

We were a 6-kid family, too, so soup beans were a staple in our house.

My mom, the horrible cook, couldn't logically substitute anything. She'd cook beans ... but no ham or bacon was around. Hmmm.....those meats have fat .... crisco is fat .... Hey! Let's add some crisco to the beans! If "some" is good, then 4 pounds is better!!

Yeah ... she'd cook ONE of those bags of navy or pinto beans, then ... I swear on my childrens' lives .... she'd scoop an entire 3 lb can of crisco into them! The bowl of leftovers (we never had leftovers, except when she made beans) that sat in the refrigerator, would have a layer of fat 1/2 inch thick on it!! And she never bought name-brand anything, so it wasn't even the "good" crisco .... it was the store brand cheap-n-nasty stuff!

We always wondered why other peoples' beans and even the school cafeteria beans tasted good?

Thankfully, my sisters and I figured out what NOT to do .... and our families actually LIKE beans now.
post #42 of 119
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Originally Posted by sueco

When I was younger, my father was told by his doctor that he was low on iron, and needed to ramp up his intake of foods with iron in them. So my mother would cook liver (sometimes twice a week) with onions. As if liver itself wasn't bad enough, my mom thought that she had to cook it to within an inch of it's life so that we wouldn't get salmonella or botulism or something. Picture a piece of liver on a plate, looking like leather, cooked till the edges are curled, and then topped with onions. Delicious, huh?




Yep! I sure remember that liver with extra onions.(SUECO I very vividly pictured that piece of liver).....not only that my mother had to make sure we were good in our iron levels....she also made us eat cooked spinach with pinto beans. Ugh! Very gross. Talk about the extra gas LOL!


7yyrt that was over the top........literaly crap cake HAHAHA
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post #43 of 119
once when i was a teen, i made chicken soup, and didnt boil the noodles first... my parents ate it and then my dad made the comment... which haunts him to this day.... "well, it will keep ya alive..." i dont think he meant that in a good way, but it was memorable!
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post #44 of 119
This wasn't home made, but we moved to a new area of town and were checking out various chinese delivery options. We ordered from this one place and it was so bad I wanted to throw the menu away. My husband stopped me. I was puzzled and asked him why. He proceeded to write in big bold letters DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS PLACE and placed the menu back with the other take out menus. His reasoning was if we accidently got a menu on the door or in the menu he wanted to be sure to know where the worst chinese food came from.
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post #45 of 119
7yyrt,
That cake was DISGUSTING!
I had to click away! I don't know how I could finish making that one if I had to!!!

But, thanks for sharing! icon_razz.gif

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