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Oddly enough I remember mostly the things I did not like. One being this carrot salad that was a constant on my cafeteria tray. I like it now.
2/3 cup raisins
2 cups coarsely grated carrots
1 cup crushed pineapple , drained
1/3 cup mayonnaise-type salad dressing
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1Toss raisins, carrots, and pineapple together lightly; set aside.2Stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and sugar and add to the raisin mixture.3Refrigerate until served.
Last edited by Happy Song; April 24th, 2012 at 04:13 PM.
American cheese slices folded in quarters lengthwise
Slit hot dogs lengthwise almost from end to end. Stuff slits with cheese. Wrap bacon around hot dog diagonally starting at one end and ending at the other. Secure bacon with at least 2 toothpicks. Place under broiler until bacon and hot dogs are cooked.
Cafeteria style pizza mimicking what we were severed back in the day...
This was difficult because I already make most of childhood favorites. One food I hadn't had in a LONG time though (and certainly had never made) was Burritos. As a kid, I only ever got them if I requested that we go to my Uncle's house for them.
I did like these. The enchilada sauce in the recipe didn't seem to make much of a difference to me.
I really didn't like chili growing up. I've since developed a taste for it, but I don't think I've ever made it myself before. So here goes. I looked at a few recipes and decided to wing it using them only as a rough guide. This is what I went with:
1 tsp Molasses
1/2 tsp Ground Oregano
1/8 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Ground Cumin
3 Tbls Chili Powder
1 28 oz. can Crushed Tomatoes in Thick Puree
1 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
2 15.5 oz. cans Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained
1 lbs. Ground Deer
5 oz. Deer Tenderloin, diced
1 large Red Onion, diced
Shredded Cheddar as garnish
In a large sauce pan, I mixed the cans of tomato and all the seasonings. In a large skillet, I cooked the onion, deer burger, and deer tenderloin (one at a time) and added each to the sauce pan as they were done. I simmered for about 1 1/2 hours and served with shredded cheddar cheese on top. I think it would have needed more water to simmer longer.
It came out pretty well. Spicier than I generally prefer, but that's easily fixed in the future.
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