Inspired by Nolita's (Sordid Lives) tuna casserole with crushed Lays potato chips on top.
I too grew up with a tuna casserole only with American cheese slices on top.
Inspired by Nolita's (Sordid Lives) tuna casserole with crushed Lays potato chips on top.
I too grew up with a tuna casserole only with American cheese slices on top.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||12/26/2012|
I don't like the term "white trash". Not being mean, I just don't like derogatory terms. Especially on DL. Anyway, My mother used to let me eat grilled cheese and tomato soup once in awhile. I only got it if she were "cooking" and my dad had to make the grilled cheese. I loved it but my mother thought it low class. Maybe I'm not quoting her right but that was the jist it.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/12/2012|
Olive Loaf on white bread with Kraft Miracle Whip.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/12/2012|
SOS (Shit On a Shingle)
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/12/2012|
Mac and cheese.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/12/2012|
Potato pancakes. De-lish!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/12/2012|
[quote] I just don't like derogatory terms. Especially on DL.
hon, you must SURELy be new here.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/12/2012|
nothing at the time but the things that were considered piss-elegant Then would seem painfully trashy now like jello-salads which were the HEIGHT of elegance then.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/12/2012|
R1 I don't really think of tomato soup and grilled cheese as "white trash". That's just comfort food.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/12/2012|
Spam. Vienna sausage. Velveeta.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/12/2012|
My stepdad made something that was, as far as I can remember, a couple pounds of ground beef, browned, mixed with a box of cooked elbow macaroni & a little bit of butter to moisten it. We called it "Blah Casserole". We would usually just put whatever we wanted on it. I, being the totally fabulous kid I was, drowned it in ketchup.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/12/2012|
R3 that stuff makes me glad I was raised in the south.
Our version of SOS is biscuits with sawmill gravy.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/12/2012|
Canned spaghetti on toast.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/12/2012|
We do this thread at least twice a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/12/2012|
Mac and cheese with sliced hot dogs and ketchup. Disgusting to me now, but heavenly when I was growing up
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/12/2012|
My mother used to make something out of leftover turkey in a white sauce served over toast. It was delicious though.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/12/2012|
Peanut butter and banana sandwiches
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/12/2012|
Fried baloney! We'd fry it in butter, then sop up the butter with white bread. It was great!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/12/2012|
A lot of Italian dishes are pretty much the equivalent of Poor White Trash meals.
That the suckers now pay top dollar for them, that's priceless.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/12/2012|
Any sandwich with Miracle Whip...still like it.
Hot dogs wrapped in Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, I'd eat them now.
Casseroles made with Cream of Anything soup. Still like this too.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/12/2012|
I've been vegetarian for over a decade, but I still crave a fried baloney sandwich sometimes.
Nothing could ever make me eat Vienna sausages again, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/12/2012|
Creamed tuna on toast. With chopped up hard boiled eggs in it. I loved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/12/2012|
Cream chipped beef
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/12/2012|
Can of King Oscar sardines and a pack of Salems.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/12/2012|
Another vote for fried bologna. LOVED IT.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/12/2012|
Tater Tot casserole
browned ground beef, chopped onion, can of mushroom soup in a casserole dish add grated cheddar cheese and top off with a layer of frozen tater tots.. bake at 350 til brown and bubbly.. y'all.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/12/2012|
Your mother wasn't Gloria Vanderbilt was she R1?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/12/2012|
I keep a full frito pie, spam with cheeze whiz, braunschweiger on saltines, SpaghettiOs and some Little Debbies just off camera.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/12/2012|
I love Candy
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/12/2012|
Plain white sheet cake.
Take a toothpick and poke holes throughout the entire surface.
One cup Jello (liquified), color optional.
Pour over the cake, ensuring the liquid soaks into the indented surface.
Take one tub Cool Whip.
Spread liberally over the entire surface of the now cooled cake.
Chill for several hours.
Slice, serve and STUN!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/12/2012|
Oh shit, R3, I remember that cake only my mom would make a channel and pour strawberry jello and frozen strawberries into it then top with cool whip.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/12/2012|
[quote]A lot of Italian dishes are pretty much the equivalent of Poor White Trash meals.
Please elaborate. I grew up on Italian food (my parents were immigrants) and find it vastly different than "white trash" foods.
Now, we did eat "cucina povera" because money was pretty tight.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/12/2012|
R35, SOS is creamed chipped beef on toast.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/12/2012|
Swanson's chicken pot pies. I still like them, every now and then.
We didn't have them often as kids, usually when my parents were going out for the evening and my mom didn't have time to cook. Sometimes it was fish sticks. Otherwise she was a great cook for traditional comfort foods such as meatloaf and pot-roast.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/12/2012|
Shitloads of Crisco in everything.
I won't eat at my mom's anymore because I don't know what she's been cooking with.
When I do have to eat at her house I just move the food around the plate, she never notices.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/12/2012|
After school I used to chop hot dogs up into bite size pieces and fry them in a pan. Toothpicks optional. Mmmm. Trashy deliciousness.
Ask my sister about her sauteed onions and American cheese...
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/12/2012|
Fried bologna with a slice cut into it so it didn't bubble.
Biscuits in a can deep fried with the middle punched out with a bottle top and sprinkled with sugar. DONUTS!
Hamburgers about three inches thick fried in a pan and served between two slices of Rainbo Bread, never served on hamburger buns.
The burgers were never properly drained so you were forced to eat them with the sodden white dough from the "buns".
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/12/2012|
I feel my love handles expanding reading this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/12/2012|
Tuna Casserole with Chung King Noodles on it (to make it "International").
Definitely fried bologna - an extra special treat.
Miniature hot dogs with a dipping sauce made of grape jelly and cocktail sauce.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/12/2012|
Mom would buy a box of whatever was on sale... shells, elbow macaroni, etc and boil them as per instructions. Then, melt butter in a large skillet and throw in the noodles. Lots of salt & pepper. Let the noodles simmer in the butter for about 5 minutes or so. Then serve. Delicious!
I still make these as a side dish a few times a month, so simple but oh so good!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/12/2012|
Frozen Morton Donuts which we'd put in the oven to heat.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/12/2012|
Kraft Mac & Cheese. 4 boxes for a buck top it of with ketchup for a special treat. We were poor but loved it. Haven't touched it in 30+ years though.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/12/2012|
Oh, how could I forget... we thought we were living like kings when mom would pull a frozen Sara Lee or Pepperidge Farm cake out of the freezer for dessert...
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/12/2012|
Canned fruit cocktail
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/12/2012|
R45 I used to love those Morton's donuts especially when I got into high school and smoked pot. We used to get high and pop Morton's Honey Buns into the oven. Damn, they were good. Do they still make them?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/12/2012|
Macaroni and tomatoes.
Shell pasta with canned stewed tomatoes. Little butter added to make it taste richer.
Excuse me while I do some situps.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/12/2012|
Pudding in a cloud - you line a bowl with Cool Whip then fill the interior with chocolate pudding.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/12/2012|
I think I'd call that a 'toilet bowl,' r51. I'd still eat it though.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/12/2012|
Take an ice cream scoop of butter and squirt some ketchup on it, then microwave till hot and pour it over sketti.
Serve in washed-out plastic "Country Crock" containers. Eat in front of TV.
SUGAR BEAR! DINNER'S ON!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/12/2012|
r49, I haven't looked; but it's funny how the thought of frozen donuts seems kind of gross to me now that fresh are more widely available.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/12/2012|
R1, you may not like derogatory terms, but get ready for some in your misguided, lunatic, ascetic PC cuntery, you phony, smug crotch plucker. Waddle your twat elsewhere.
God bless and rest the soul of the late, great Ernest Matthew Mickler, whose "White Trash Cookery" 26 years ago started the trend of celebrating the down-home, trashy, convenient-and-comforting-without-airs style of cooking so many of us knew as part of normal.
For God's sake, would someone smack the insufferable R1 upside her fat head with a copy, wherein Helen Hayes writes a blurb in its praise, proudly declaring herself to be white trash.
Christ A'mighty. I hate these inauthentically moralistic cunts on this site nowadays.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/12/2012|
Take one Banquet pot pie, any variety, and mash over one package of Ramen noodles, any variety. (Both of them have been cooked, obviously.) Cheap and filling.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/12/2012|
Some of this stuff really sounds interesting. The only thing listed that we had was potato pancakes. I didn't know they were "white trash" food. We always had them with roast pork.
My mother and aunt taught cooking so kids in our families brown bagged our lunches but it was always things that were nowhere near normal fare like PB&J.
I once complained about my lunch. The next day, I opened my lunch and thought I must have dropped the meat on the floor since it wasn't between the slices of bread. The guys at my table were helping me look for it under the table. That ketchup sandwich taught me to never complain about my lunch again.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/12/2012|
I got this! I grew up really poor in rural eastern Kentucky. We regularly had macaroni and tomatoes, soup beans, and corn bread (or biscuit bread) for dinner. Soup beans are called pinto beans by the rest of y'all.
Here's a recipe for biscuit bread. It's a Southern staple. As an adult I make a vegan version without buttermilk and bacon fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/12/2012|
I pasted the link in the wrong box. Apologies!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/12/2012|
R38, Canned fruit cocktail but with added fresh chopped apples and bananas.
Plain fried hamburger in a pan. Plain beef liver. Eventually thought barbecue sauce tasted like liver, because that's the only way I'd eat it.
Broiled chicken backs and necks. Our wealthy neighbor called it "cat food."
Plain oatmeal in milk. No spice, raisins a rare treat, maybe just a pinch of brown sugar. Same with cornmeal mush.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/12/2012|
Any of my horses that are not pretty enough for me, or fail to win me a medal. We just fry the damn horse, and serve it to the staff.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/12/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/12/2012|
Fish fingers, chips, and beans.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/12/2012|
God, I'm getting indigestion just reading this thread.
Is it so wrong that I'm getting hungry too, though?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/13/2012|
ground up rat meat
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/13/2012|
Scrapple (I went to school with a couple of scrapple heirs)
Muskrat (seen in the freezer case of some old-style gas stations and country stores, their rodent-like claws and teeth sometimes sticking out of a too small plastic bag)
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/13/2012|
My mistake: I somehow misread "foods you grew up with" as "foods where you lived." These were local "specialties," but never served up on my plate.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/13/2012|
Potted meat on white bread.
Large dill pickle wrapped in a slice of bologna.
Chopped hotdogs in pork and beans.
I can't remember the brand name but we'd boil those pouches that had slices of turkey or beef in gravy and pour it over white bread, of course.
For dessert, place a marshmallow on a Ritz cracker and put in toaster oven until top of marshmallow was crisped up. The salty and sweet tastes combined were heaven!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/13/2012|
My cousins got me started on hot dogs and beans with brown bread that comes in a can. I can't find the brown bread in NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/13/2012|
That canned bread has always fascinated me.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/13/2012|
I love how someone else called Kraft Mac 'N Cheese 'Kraft Dinner'. I've never heard anywhere else besides my family.
We'd have soupy beans and cornbread. A pan full of pinto beans (soaked overnight of course) then boiled to death and back (no onion, no hot sauce).
We were dirt poor but found a way to get protein into every meal. Now about the flatulence......
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/13/2012|
Vienetta! Sadly no longer available in N. America.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/13/2012|
A sack of Krystals and greasy french fries.
For you northeners they are similar to White Castle hamburgers but better.
Nicknames for the were gutbusters or Belly bombs.
If we had extra money we would have a Moon Pie with an RC cola.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/13/2012|
Another fried "baloney" family here. And ketchup on everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/13/2012|
[quote]I love how someone else called Kraft Mac 'N Cheese 'Kraft Dinner'. I've never heard anywhere else besides my family.
It's always been called "Kraft Dinner" here in Canada, or "KD" for short.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/13/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/13/2012|
R1 = Ann Romney
There is nothing trashy about grilled cheese and tomato soup, unless you're ridiculously snobbish.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/13/2012|
[quote] I loved it but my mother thought it low class. Maybe I'm not quoting her right but that was the jist it.
Your high class mother should have taught you how to spell "gist."
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/13/2012|
[quote] we'd boil those pouches that had slices of turkey or beef in gravy
Boil-N-Bags. I'm pretty sure they were a Banquet product. I used to pour them over minute rice in college. They were advertised as "Gravy with turkey," because there was so much gravy and so little meat that consumer groups got after them about labeling.
Consumer groups. There's a blast from the past. That was before consumer groups were infiltrated by corporations and destroyed. And before the days of corporate-funded AstroTurf groups.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/13/2012|
I used to stir a heaping tablespoon of (Patak's) curry paste into my Kraft Dinner. Surprisingly delicious combo.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/13/2012|
Whenever my parents went out, we'd have La Choy Chop Suey (Chinese food in a can), Hot Dogs and Bush's baked beans or a Swanson's Chicken Pot Pie. She'd never serve that shit to my father but we kiddos loved it.
I had a party on New Years Eve and made a lot of 70s kitschy hors douevres including pigs in a blanket, mini quiches, cheese puffs, swedish meatballs, angels on horseback and a portwine cheese ball. I've never had the appetizers disappear so quickly. There's something to be said for comfort food.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/13/2012|
Though I clamored for it, we never had sugary breakfast cereals around when I grew up.
My mother's breakfast was half a grapefruit, low-fat cottage cheese, two cups of coffee, and a gram of speed.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/13/2012|
R69, R70, That "canned brown bread" may be the one I remember, and is made with molasses and raisins. Typically it's served with Boston Baked Beans. Wonder if they sell it in Boson.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/13/2012|
Miracle Whip sandwiches
Tuna casserole with elbow macaroni, cream of mushroom soup, and potato chips on top
|by Anonymous||reply 84||09/13/2012|
My mom used to buy the B&M brown bread in a can to make stuffing with. Delish. I think I've seen it in the canned vegetable aisle of the supermarket, probably next to cans of B&M baked beans. There are a lot of places that sell it online though.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/13/2012|
I had never even heard of canned bread until this thread. Why would you buy it when (relatively) fresh bread is available in any supermarket or minimart?? So strange.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/13/2012|
r43 you are the only other person I know of who has had the tuna casserole with the crunchy chow mien noodles. I thought that was how everyone's mom made it. Not the white sauce style but with tuna, cream of celery soup, chopped celery, chow mien noodles and soy sauce. YUM!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/13/2012|
Kraft cheese spreads (an orange one with pimentos and a blue cheese one) on celery sticks. Orange Crush soda. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Wonder Bread.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/13/2012|
I don't know what it is called but you tear up a bunch of bread, cover the bottom of a big cassarole dish with a layer, top this layer with bacon or ham or sausage, then top that with a layer of cheese, then cover that with more bread, then more meat, more cheese and more bread on the very top. Then you get three eggs and whip them up in a cup and a half of whole milk and pour it over the whole dish, making sure everything gets wet.
You do this at night and then put it in the refrigerator over night so the bread and other ingredients sop up all the milk and eggs. In the morning, you bake it for an hour.
It's sort of like a bread custard lasagna, and really hits the spot on icy mornings.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||09/13/2012|
Breakfast casserole R72. Only I use only one layer of bread and meat.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||09/13/2012|
R86, B&M Brown Bread in a can (thanks R85) is similar to a healthier raisin bread, not sandwich bread. Great for those times when you can't get to a market or for camping, or emergencies, and it goes well with B&M Brown Beans.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||09/13/2012|
R89, thats what SJP's character makes in "The Family Stone".
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/13/2012|
Mom regularly made what she called Sizzle Burgers - hamburger patties sauteed (or "fried" I suppose since sautee is too fancy a word) in Worcestershire sauce and butter. Salmon patties were a weeknight fave too.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/13/2012|
It was a variation on Ambrosia written on the package of Kraft miniature marshmallows.
Can of crushed pineapple 1/2 pint of whipping cream sweetened with 2 tablespoons of sugar - whipped package of Kraft miniature marshmallows
blend all together
It was as vile as it sounds but my Mom made it on Christmas and other "special" occasions. My sister and I often reminisce about the horrid concoction we were forced to eat.
Just a little Mom I'm really stuffed!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/13/2012|
But of course now DeAundra Peek has made Vienna sausages a HIGH CLASS treat!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/13/2012|
The Atlanta version of SOS was browned ground beef, drained, with a white sauce added to it. Sometimes over yesterday's biscuits or on toast. I still make it, but now I use turkey.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/13/2012|
Cook some big lima beans, cool 'em in the fridge overnight to thicken the beans and sauce, then spread 'em between two slices of lightly toasted bread.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/13/2012|
I make a version of that when I have brunch, R87. It's called a 'strata'. Sometimes I do a sweet version layered with berries and cream cheese.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/13/2012|
TUNA FISH ROLL-UPS
Make biscuit dough with Bisquick & roll it out in a rectangle shape.
Mix a can of tuna with half a can of Cream Of Mushroom Soup & spread it over the dough.
Roll the dough from the short end like a jelly roll -- cut into 8 pieces -- lay them flat on their sides like pinwheels in a baking pan -- bake per Bisquick directions for biscuits.
Meanwhile, mix the other half can of soup with half a can of milk & heat to make sauce.
Serve each person 1 or 2 pinwheels & pour some sauce over.
This is one of the things we'd have on Fridays when Catholics couldn't eat meat -- I still make it sometimes because it's cheap & good -- I also liked it with canned devilled ham instead of tuna (but not on Fridays).
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/13/2012|
White trash is "our term!" You have no right using that term. (snicker)
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/13/2012|
What is "loose meat"?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/13/2012|
R101, Ground hamburger, crumbled and fried, sometimes seasoned. Not in a patty. Loose meat sandwiches usually had the American standards of ketchup and mustard.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/13/2012|
Since hot dog buns were too expensive and not healthy, we put our dogs in corn tortillas that we first toasted in the toaster. Then added mustard and pickle relish. When I first told a friend from Mexico this story, she gave me the strangest look.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/13/2012|
Camp Fire Girls' cookouts meant special treats. Packaged biscuit dough cooked on a stick covered with foil; partly raw and partly burnt. Add butter so it doesn't taste so awful. "Angels on Horseback," which was marshmallows dipped in sweetened condensed milk and then coconut and cooked on the same foil-covered stick. I refused the bisquick pancakes cooked in a ton of bacon grease that everyone else loved; stomach ache express.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/13/2012|
[quote]Mom regularly made what she called Sizzle Burgers - hamburger patties sauteed (or "fried" I suppose since sautee is too fancy a word) in Worcestershire sauce and butter.
r93 - My ex-wife used to make them. Pretty good. Are you from Minnesota?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/13/2012|
R101 never watched "Roseanne".
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/13/2012|
R105, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce used to run a commercial featuring that recipe, oh, probably decades ago now. I remember it being quite good.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/13/2012|
r107 - Hmm, I'm old and don't remember those commercials.
She also tried to make something once with canned salmon. It tasted like cat food to me. One of the reasons I did almost all the cooking.
I did like the sizzle burgers and what she called "goulash" which was noodles, ground meat, canned tomatoes and corn.
But except for salmon in a can, I never complained when she cooked since I got the night off.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/13/2012|
Cracklin' Corn Bread. Which is basically corn bread with pork skin pieces baked in to it. Haven't had it in years – since growing up in SC, but really tasty.
Oh, well, and of course ... boiled peanuts. Yum!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/13/2012|
Potato pancakes are an ethnic food, not a white trash food.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/13/2012|
tacos, pot roast, flan, oatmeal, turbout, walnuts, okra, chicken wings.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/13/2012|
So does Hamburger Helper Qualify? We were in heaven when momma would make it and I always had my favorite as well as my siblings. I liked the "lasagne" and the "cheeseburger" ones. My dad always had steak on the grill on those days but we loved them. I never had a steak until I was like 20. Now I get it, but I am still tempted to see if I like it as an adult. I used to love Spaghettio's as a child but hate them now.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/14/2012|
Peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwiches.
PB and banana sandwiches on toast.
Beans and hot dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/14/2012|
Walnuts are hardly "white trash", FGS.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/14/2012|
We ate at Lutece once.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/14/2012|
r112 - your father had a different meal than you did?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||09/14/2012|
R111??? Walnuts are "white trash"? Tacos? Pot roast? WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/15/2012|
Non free-range chicken.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/15/2012|
[quote] Now I get it, but I am still tempted to see if I like it as an adult. I used to love Spaghettio's as a child but hate them now.
My favorite comfort food was Chef Boy-Ar-Dee ravioli in a can, until I was in my early 30s(!). Practically overnight I became disgusted with it and can't believe I ever loved it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/15/2012|
Pate made with pork liver rather than goose or duck liver. Friends would come over and be shocked. But it's all we could afford, and at least it was wrapped in bacon from our own pigs.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/15/2012|
Chunky Soup over Minute Rice
On-Cor/Morton anything (Banquet/Swanson being for rich people)
City Chicken (basically pork remnant meat on a stick)
Swedish meatballs, extended with rice AND breadcrumbs
Drink-Aid (because Kool-Aid was too expensive; we had fake Tang, too)
Navy bean soup
Pickle and pimento loaf
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/15/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||09/15/2012|
r83 you can buy the B&M Brown Bread through Amazon if they don't sell it. I grew up in MA and we ate it all the time. They sell it here in CA at our Ralphs, though!
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/15/2012|
This thread is fun and while a tad disgusting at times, some of the shit sounds good!
Memories are so amazing because at the mention of some of these forgotten foods, I can totally SMELL them again! I despise the scent of Vienna sausages and can almost vomit at the sight of them
I recall getting Hostess or Dolly Madison fruit pies from the bakery thrift store where nearly expired products went to die. They were like 3 or 4 for a dollar! I'd warm up an apple pie in the microwave, let the center break open and then hurl a big dollop of Cool Whip on the middle of it.
My stepfather used to recall taking a slice of white bread, putting it in a bowl and sprinkling sugar on it, then covering it with milk and eating it. To me then and now this sounded nasty!! Likewise, my stepmother was raised on a very rare concoction of spaghetti with red sauce that had mashed potatoes mixed in!! Again disgusting. Both of my parents wed gussied-up white trash on their second go 'rounds.
On that note, R55 scared the hell out of me, but I can't help admiring his use of words and his refreshing attitude. I am sick to death of PC people and their neverending agendas.
Lastly, did anyone have to suffer through Ritz cracker "Mock Apple Pie" in which you used a ton of crackers and spices, but no fruit? I always wanted to make it but my mother balked at using up all the crackers that way!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||09/15/2012|
[quote]tacos, pot roast, flan, oatmeal, turbout [turbot?], walnuts, okra, chicken wings.
R111, may I ask why you consider these items to be "white trash foods"? Not arguing, just curious (especially about flan, oatmeal, & walnuts).
|by Anonymous||reply 125||09/15/2012|
My family is upper middle class, but my mom hates to cook. One of her standards for dinner when I was young: frozen breakfast sausages, minute rice, and applesauce.
These days, she utilizes a personal chef who goes by the name of Trader Joe.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||09/15/2012|
We sat down to dinner once and had no bread. So mother served cake!
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/15/2012|
Bunsteads -- tuna melts topped with sweet pickle relish, broiled in tinfoil in hotdog buns. oH BABY!
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/15/2012|
I used to love ice cream floats made with vanilla ice cream and Big Red soda.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/15/2012|
Appetizers and Beverages Your white trash party guests may come to the party with an empty stomach. Fill their bellies with some snacks, including pork rinds and greasy potato chips. Try making redneck nachos by gathering some tortilla chips and drizzling them with shredded cheddar cheese. Place the plate in the microwave for a minute or so until all the cheese melts. In terms of beverages, your older party guests can enjoy some whiskey mixed with juice from canned concentrates. Or, simply serve up some of the least expensive beer you can find. For non-alcoholic drinkers, simply serve some sugary kids' drinks in plastic or foam cups. You can also try serving some sparkling apple cider and tell those who drink it that you call it the "poor man's champagne."
Dinner If you want to impress your trashy friends, serve them only the finest cuisine. Heat up some baked beans and then slice up some hot dogs and stir them in with the beans. Serve the hot mixture in baked bean cans. Or, have a redneck cookout by serving up some hamburgers and barbecue ribs along with corn on the cob. To make the event extra trashy, simply heat up some frozen dinners and hand the plastic trays to your guests when heated through. Try making some homemade chili with sides of cornbread and salt pork, if you want to add some Southern flare to your meal. You want the dinner to look somewhat cheap, but try your best to make it taste great.
Desserts In keeping with your white trash theme, you want your desserts to look cheap. You want to make desserts that leave out certain traditional ingredients in favor of cheaper food stuffs. For instance, instead of making a regular pie, ground up some graham crackers and place them on the bottom of a pie pan. Add on top of it some instant pudding. Place it in the refrigerator for an hour or two until it gets cold. The "pie" will hardly hold its position when you serve it, but that only lends itself to your party theme. For smaller desserts, give your party guests snack cakes bought from the store and serve them with the wrappers still on.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||09/15/2012|
Chipped beef was the dinner that always made me feel the most white trash as a child. Because it wasn't just white trash but also redneckish.
Another white trash dinner that I actually make myself as an adult is noodle casserole: egg noodles, Campbell's cream of chicken soup, canned chicken.
For dessert our white trashiest dinner was "Pink Salad." This consisted of red jello with green grapes and canned pineapple in it that had later been mixed with cool whip.
But Mom stopped making that about 10 years ago for the more sophisticated strawberry pretzel salad. It's basically a ghetto cheesecake but the most heavenly dessert imaginable to me. There's a crumbled up pretzel crust that is covered in salt and sugar and butter and baked. After it's done and cooled, you put cool whip and cream cheese on it. Then you pour strawberry jello with cut up strawberries in the jello mix on the top and put it in the fridge so the jello layer can set. Fucking phenomenal.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/15/2012|
Once or twice a month my mom made canned heat and serve sloppy Joes (no browning up a pound of ground beef necessary)that were a family kid pleasing dish. The top of the can had a round purple swirl stamped on it. My mother would usually prepare a batch of Miracle Whip based coleslaw to plop on top of the SJs or as a side. A box of Jay's Potato Chips and Dean's French Onion Dip sat on the table serving as the appetizer/centerpiece along with a pitcher of kool-aid or a can of Hi-C.
Graham cracker and Jiffy Frosting Mix sandwiches were a cheap and tasty treat to make. They tasted best the day after they were made as the frosting would soften up the graham crackers.
Some unappealing staple pantry items I remember were pinto beans, canned hominy, spinach, and green beans with kidney beans.
Squeeze Parkay sat in our harvest gold frige from the moment Kraft first introduced it.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||09/15/2012|
Corn meal mush for breakfast - mom would buy those fat tubes of corn meal mush (nowadays sold as 'polenta'), slice them into quarter-inch thick discs, dip each disc in flour, and then fry the discs in oil in a skillet or electric fry pan (turning once) until golden brown. Blazing hot to eat but delicious!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||09/15/2012|
I second the fried bologna. Delicious. And they have it in my local hospital cafeteria. More business for the cardiology department, I guess!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/15/2012|
Take a slice of white bread, cover it with cinammon sugar from a plastic sugar cinammon bear, add another piece of bread. Now smash together and fold it as many times as you can until you have cinammon sugar layer cake.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||09/15/2012|
2 packets Liption onion soup, 2 cups sour cream. Super strong. You will stink for two days but you will die happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||09/15/2012|
Two cans chef boyardee ravioli, four slices American cheese, microwave 4 minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||09/15/2012|
1 package frozen French style green beans, boiled. Add I cup cream of chicken soup concentrate. Add 8 oz. French's fried onions. Stir.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/15/2012|
Oops, no I'm wrong. It wasn't cream of chicken, it cream of celery. Tastes better.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||09/15/2012|
But if it's not salty enough, add a little chicken bouillon.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/15/2012|
Faygo Creme Soda cannot be beat.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/15/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/15/2012|
Underworld Deviled ham.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/15/2012|
1 bag frozen green peas
1 bag frozen spinach
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can tomato soup.
1 box stuffing mix
2 cans tuna fish
bacon grease to taste (no more than 1/2 cup.)
Place all in casserole dish in 350 deg. oven for 45 minutes.
When heated through, throw out and order pizza delivered.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/15/2012|
That's UNDERWOOD, R143
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/15/2012|
My mom would slice hot dogs lengthwise, about three quarters of the way through and then fill them with mashed potatoes. She topped them off with a strip of Velveeta and then baked them until the hot dogs were cooked and the cheese was melted. Weird, I know, but tasty!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/15/2012|
English muffin pizzas with Ragu pizza sauce and velveeta melted cheez
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/15/2012|
R1 doesn't want to use the term "white trash," but it's OK to call things "low class." Alrighty.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/15/2012|
I like fried bologna too, R134. But I've never heard of it being served outside of the home.
What part of the country is your local hospital in? And how does the cafeteria serve it (to be eaten with a fork as if it were actual meat, or as part of a hot sandwich, or ....)?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/15/2012|
Growing up, my mom's parents lived next door to us. There were many times I ate with them. They had a hard time during the depression, and managed to make due with very little. I heard stories of having butter beans and cornbread for all 3 meals when things were really bad.
Something they used to eat often, I still make: BBQ'd Spam. I use turkey Spam. You slice it thinly and put in a greased dish. Then you slice onions in a thin sliced mandolin, and chop them finely, and pour over the Spam. Then you pour over your custom made sauce,(I use BBQ sauce) and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Goes good with cheese grits.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||09/16/2012|
Everything I ate came out of a box that said "Swanson's" on it.
I used to eat bologna sandwiches with grape jelly. I retch just thinking about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/16/2012|
Fluffernutter sandwiches ( peanut butter + marshmallow Fluff)
Count Chocula, Boo Berry & Frankenberry cereal (and any other sugar laden crap)
Jim Dandy sundaes from Friendly's
My parents got divorced when I was 5. I pretty much got as much crap food and candy from my Dad as I wanted. He took us to amusement parks or the (movies if it was raining) or to a fair every weekend.
My poor mother. We must have been spinning out of control when dropped us off on Sunday nights.
And no, I'm not obese and yes, I have all my teeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/16/2012|
Peanut butter and butter sandwiches. My friend's dad used to make those for us. He was from Denmark so I imagine that was Danish white trash food.
Chicken and stuffing casserole. 1st layer is prepared stovetop stuffing. 2nd layer is shredded cooked chicken. Combine one can of cream of mushroom soup with 3/4 cup sour cream and 2 tbs. sherry. Mix and pour on top of casserole. Bake at 375 for about 20mins and serve with canned cranberry sauce.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/16/2012|
My neighbors had fried bologna alot and those pre-made meat pies (crust covered hamburgers) we didn't as Mom made most things from scratch, but she would fry up some SPAM sometimes. We had hamburger gravy over toast, made similar to sausage gravy, brown hamburger make 'milk' gravy out of drippings...yum... Mom would make that with chipped beef too. She would make: Roast beef hash out of leftover roast beef, fried potatoes and onions. Potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes with onions (fried) Salmon patties from canned salmon (fried) I don't consider any of that 'white trash cooking' however, We rarely got anything sweet, soda pop was out of the question. I would make a sugar sandwich (sprinkle sugar on white bread, fold in half and enjoy), also the original dipping sauce, Molasses, with white bread dipped in it.
Mom made a Tuna Noodle casserole alot with cream of mushroom soup and egg noodles, I hated that. She made fried liver and onions taste good, I have been afraid to try anyone elses. When Mom started working we thought TV dinners were a treat and also that canned chow mein.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/29/2012|
[quote]I don't consider any of that 'white trash cooking' however
But it is, Blanche, it is...
|by Anonymous||reply 155||10/07/2012|
I kinda like Underworld Deviled Ham better. Has nice satanic ring to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||10/07/2012|
Vienna sausages or sardines on saltines
|by Anonymous||reply 157||12/26/2012|
Look no further. Your White Trash food dreams are answered by the immortal Miss DeAundra Peak!
|by Anonymous||reply 158||12/26/2012|
squeeze cheese. Can't believe I used to eat that shit AND like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||12/26/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||12/26/2012|