Eating when you’re a child is a lot more fun when eating as an adult.
You can get away with eating all kinds of weird and wonderful concoctions, and nobody so much as bats an eyelid.
For example, take the first entry in my list of Top 5 favourite foods.
- peanut butter and sliced banana sandwiches
Which, technically, you can eat at any age, I suppose. It’s more acceptable when you’re a small child though. Adults sandwiches? Have a sun dried tomato with brie on a seeded baguette.
You don’t see so many peanut butter and banana or crisp sandwiches, do you?! Pffft.
- crispy pancakes
These were lovely. Folded over parcels with fillings such as mince, or chicken and bacon. Yum. With chips, it was the best dinner EVER.
- Angel Delight
Creamy, butterscotch or strawberry dessert. I recently saw these in a shop and got a wave of nostalgia, and bought it to introduce to my two small people.
They loved it. Unsurprisingly. As it was the first time I’d ever got it as a ‘grown up’ and had only ever had it as a pudding when small, I was seriously impressed with how easy it was to make.
Chuck the powder in a bowl, pour over milk, leave for 5 minutes.
“What, is that it?!”
Super speedy dessert. Bonus!
“For mash, get smash!”
Not technically one of my childhood foods, but I used to like living on it back in my student days.
Instant mash for lazy people (I include myself wholeheartedly in that sentence.)
I tried it again a while back. I think my tastebuds must have grown up and become more sophisticated lately as it was, shall we say – bleurgh.
- cheesy chips
Ah, the nightclub days. A tray of chips, smothered in melted cheese at the end of the night. Mmmm.
I do have some not so nice food memories, though.
Oh, I can feel the texture now, and I haven’t had any for about 20 years. It’s slippy, and squishy. Why, just why, would you voluntarily eat that?!
Something I still haven’t mastered the art of liking, even after all these years. I have however, progressed to actually putting one on my plate at Christmas dinner. Instead of trying to hide it under a napkin or smuggle it onto someone else’s plate.
To set an example to the kids, you see.
If I have to eat one, they bleedin’ well do too. :-)
I used to have this at school and can recall gloopy bowls of blah. Although that may have just been the school’s way of making it. It probably tastes nice really.
If Sunday dinners had lamb as the main meat, mine will just be a plate of vegetables and roast potatoes. Hold the meat. Yuk.
What foods did you like (or not like?!) This post has been added to the weekly nostalgia link up of Top (and Bottom) 5 Childhood Foods