There are things that we do in our lives that we forget about because life is so hectic. One of those things relates to those little “food creations” that are so easy. Maybe we were given them as children, or, maybe we made them when money was a little less plentiful. One thing is certain; sometimes we are poorer for having forgotten them.
We are so busy buying the latest coffee “mate” that creates some exotic flavor that we forgot about the old-fashioned “Boston Coffee”. Do you remember it? It consisted of adding about twenty-seven “sugars”, and, twenty-seven “creams” to your black coffee. For some reason it tasted great, and, many times it was the “juice” of the college dormitory for those all-nighters. Of course the reason we put all that stuff in the coffee was because the taste at that time was too strong for us, but, who was going to admit that?
What about adding soda to vanilla ice cream for that wonderful float? Of course it started with root beer, but, I have had a “cola float”; an “orange soda float”, and, a “light soda (such as 7-up) float. Sodas and ice cream were made for each other.
Speaking of ice cream, there were homemade hand-dipped milkshakes. It was just a matter of a few dips of your favorite flavor of ice cream; a little milk and a little sugar; either hand-stirred or mixed in a blender, and, you had a great treat.
What about Smores? They consist of a toasted marshmallow between two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate.
Graham crackers are good for other things such as making sandwiches with frosting.
What about tuna surprise; tuna fish with cheese on top; melted in the oven. What you mix with it is the surprise and most anything is great.
Homemade French fries; deep fat fried and cut by hand. They usually end up looking like wedges but they are better than any other French fry in existence.
My wife still makes homemade doughnuts. Take a roll of biscuit dough and make tiny rolls. Punch a hole in the center. Deep-fat fry them until brown and then roll them in regular sugar. That is exactly what they are called; “sugar doughnuts”. I would choose them over Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
What about ovaltine; hot tea; and, hot chocolate with marshmallows? These are drinks that are wonderful
Do you still eat fresh apples? Have you ever tried them with salt? Have you ever sliced raw potatoes and tried them with salt?
What about the famous “Dagwood Sandwich? Seventy different types of lunch meat and about a thousand different cheeses with every possible condiment, including pickles onion, tomato, lettuce; all heated along with toasted bread. It is difficult to even get your mouth wide enough to take a bite.
I’m sure you have some old nostalgia dishes. Dig them out of your memory and have some fun!