RE: College Days or is it College Daze
Criminy, how could I forget tuna fish, another staple when it was 10 cents a can. We would mix it with a can of cream of mushroom soup, over rice ir nnodles with either crushed potato chips, or sauted cheap white bread croutons. I don't eat canned tuna today, perhaps a holdover from no money days.
As I think about it there were some other things we would dine on. Turbot and monkfish were considered trash fish and were very cheap then, no longer now. Another cheap food was lamb shanks, nobody ate trotters then, and I think they were about 10 cents a pound. I pay 2.99 a pound today.
The other things that were very CHEAP were the offal meats, i.e., brains, sweetbreads, heart, liver, kidney, etc which I still eat today. Sweetbreads in a cream and garlic sauce, some like a red sauce. Or calves brains and scrambled eggs were great then, still great today. And how can anyone resist liver and onions and bacon. Well acutally there are people who don't uderstand the delight of that meal. My family certainly doesn't. I have to make it when they are not home, the smell makes them sick. Add a can of beets and it it pure heaven. perhps the OFFAL meats deserve a category of there own. Enjoy