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mar52
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What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 6:35 PM
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I hated scrambled eggs which would have been the easiest.

I didn't like the whites in eggs so fried were out.

Somehow the white in hard boiled eggs didn't bother me so my mother boiled an egg, cut it in 4 and put it on a piece of toast.  Probably with ketchup, but I've blocked out that part.

Cereal was always...

Cold....  Cherios, Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts and Rice Krispies.  When the Chocolate Rice Krispies came out she actually bought them.

Hot...  Only Malto Meal.  I HATED it because she made it with bumps.  I don't like bumps!

She never made oatmeal because she hated it.  I now love oatmeal, probably because of my mother.

I was a picky eater.

When she got a blender, breakfast became a chocolate shake and I just know she tossed in a raw egg.   Ick.

I've learned to eat since then.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 6:45 PM
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When dad still lived with us, I would get up in the morning with him and have breakfast, which was always oatmeal (never quick oats, always the real kind) with brown sugar, raisins and milk.
 
After he left, mom would often do scrambled eggs, which I had to eat with ketchup. Or cereal (usually Life, Alpha Bits, or Rice Crispies, but sometimes I'd get to have Count Chocola, Frankenberry or Booberry). Occasionally she'd do fried eggs with toast to dip in the yolks, or very rarely boiled eggs.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 7:21 PM
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Usually not much. Just cold cereal mostly.
Now, Breakfast is my favorite meal.
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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 8:05 PM
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That's hysterical! My mother? Breakfast?

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 8:06 PM
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oatmeal, which wasn't the 5-minute kind like today
 
cinnamon toast - on white bread, in the broiler, I remember crispy on top, the white underneath part kind of soft
 
waffles - using a really heavy waffle iron, but not very often
 
 

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 8:09 PM
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Cornmeal mush, rice and raisins, and eggs in a boat......breakfast was always good.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 9:38 PM
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Once in a while she would make oatmeal. I was usually on my own for cold cereal...mostly cheerios and raisin bran.
 

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 11:13 PM
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I'm with Michael Hoffman..............I cannot reacall ANY breakfasts that I didn't make myself.....usually toast, OJ and maybe some bacon.  Cereals in those silly boxes you could open and pour milk into........only tried that once!...after that always used a bowl.
Potatoes?....that was for dinner!
 
In 62 years of tormenting this earth with my prescence, the only time I saw Oatmeal was once in a ski lodge at about age 13....no WAY I was gonna eat the goop!  ( I used other language back then)
 
I Do remember the very occaisonal treat of Cinnamon bread........or white bread with butter and cinnamon sugar sprinkled on
 

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/7/12 11:22 PM
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One thing I remember that was special was the way she prepared Nabisco Shredded Wheat for me (yes, it was Nabisco then).  In fact, anyone who thinks shredded wheat biscuits are dry and somewhat tasteless, should try this:
 
Warm milk in a pan.  Soak the shredded wheat biscuit(s) in the warm milk until they are completely softened.  Carefully lift each of them out in one piece, draining them slightly, and place in a skillet where you have melted some butter.  Gently fry them, carefully turning them over to lightly brown both sides.  Place in a bowl, add sugar and pour the left-over warm milk over them.  Enjoy!  Until you try it, you won't believe how much flavor the shredded wheat has when prepared this way.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 4:10 AM
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One thing I remember that was special was the way she prepared Nabisco Shredded Wheat for me (yes, it was Nabisco then).  In fact, anyone who thinks shredded wheat biscuits are dry and somewhat tasteless, should try this:

Warm milk in a pan.  Soak the shredded wheat biscuit(s) in the warm milk until they are completely softened.  Carefully lift each of them out in one piece, draining them slightly, and place in a skillet where you have melted some butter.  Gently fry them, carefully turning them over to lightly brown both sides.  Place in a bowl, add sugar and pour the left-over warm milk over them.  Enjoy!  Until you try it, you won't believe how much flavor the shredded wheat has when prepared this way.

My question is---- What made her think of doing it that way in the first place???????


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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 8:25 AM
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Malt-o Meal with milk and brown sugar. Old fashioned oatmeal. Mom always made toast with everything. She also made waffles with her waffle iron.Dad was the egg maker...soft boiled eggs, corned beef hash with an egg cooked on top..Mom also made a decent roast beef hash the day after a pot roast dinner.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 10:13 AM
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I don't remember my mother making breakfast either, though I'm sure she did a few times. I mostly remember just eating cereal or making myself scrambled eggs (which I'm now allergic to) and cinnamon toast.
When staying with my grandparents, my grandfather always made pancakes in animal shapes, sausage, toast, and scrambled eggs. One of my favorites he'd make was a fried egg in a hollowed out slice of bread, for some reason I can't remember what he called it ("toast in a hole" maybe, a play on "toad in the hole"). We also got used to cottage cheese on toast, that my grandmother would eat with a hot cup of Brim or Sanka.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 10:24 AM
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One thing I remember that was special was the way she prepared Nabisco Shredded Wheat for me (yes, it was Nabisco then).  In fact, anyone who thinks shredded wheat biscuits are dry and somewhat tasteless, should try this:

Warm milk in a pan.  Soak the shredded wheat biscuit(s) in the warm milk until they are completely softened.  Carefully lift each of them out in one piece, draining them slightly, and place in a skillet where you have melted some butter.  Gently fry them, carefully turning them over to lightly brown both sides.  Place in a bowl, add sugar and pour the left-over warm milk over them.  Enjoy!  Until you try it, you won't believe how much flavor the shredded wheat has when prepared this way.

My question is---- What made her think of doing it that way in the first place???????


I really have no idea, though she was a very creative cook, as were many ladies in those days (70 years ago).  Her mother, who I never knew, was also described as being a really good cook, catering fancy parties in the small town where they lived, so maybe she learned it from her.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 11:12 AM
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SeamusD


When staying with my grandparents, my grandfather always made pancakes in animal shapes, sausage, toast, and scrambled eggs. One of my favorites he'd make was a fried egg in a hollowed out slice of bread, for some reason I can't remember what he called it ("toast in a hole" maybe, a play on "toad in the hole").
When I was growing up it was "egg in a toast" and one of my favorites.  I still make it every so often but I've gone beyond the bounds of white bread and Fleischmann's margarine...she must still have a few thousand of those little plastic tubs in the cupboard.
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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 12:39 PM
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Nabisco Shredded Wheat and Quaker Puffed Wheat (both from the 50's) a lot because I loved the prizes and how the boxes came so they could be made into little scenes like a circus or a finger puppet show. Bacon and toast, sausage patties, oatmeal and I actually liked and still liked the old traditional SOS only my current translation is more of a creamy cheese sauce with chipped beef over toast.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 12:57 PM
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Cottage cheese on toast!  I had forgotten about that one... topped with cinnamon and sugar.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 1:14 PM
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Nothing at all.  My mother did not like breakfast so she never cooked any for me.  My favorite breakfast was at my grandparent's house.  My grandfather would make percolator coffee, it walked out of the pot it was so strong.  And we would have "blue cheese and coffee" which was really gorgonzola, a cup of  coffee and a slice of his homemade bread.  We'd dunk the bread into the coffee, take a bite of cheese, bite of bread and a sip of coffee.  We thought we were in heaven.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 1:45 PM
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Seven days a week, my mother served us a breakfast of bacon, ham, sausage, or squirrel, along with a big platter of fried eggs, fried potatoes, made-from-scratch biscuits, gravy, homemade jam and apple butter, and glasses of whole or butter milk.  In the summer time, she added sliced tomatoes from the garden.  Sometimes, she even added pancakes. Sometimes, she'd take leftover mashed potatoes from the night before and make potato cakes.  We were poor, but my father always wanted everyone to leave the table satisfied.  To him, if a bowl was empty, it meant that someone could have eaten more.  And nothing went in the garbage because leftovers were used and if we put it on our plate, we were expected to eat it, all of it.
 
At 64, I'm the youngest of six kids, none of whom suffer from heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity or any other malady connected with that kind of diet.  My father died at 90 and my mother still gets around pretty good at 94.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 2:23 PM
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One thing I remember that was special was the way she prepared Nabisco Shredded Wheat for me (yes, it was Nabisco then).  In fact, anyone who thinks shredded wheat biscuits are dry and somewhat tasteless, should try this:

Warm milk in a pan.  Soak the shredded wheat biscuit(s) in the warm milk until they are completely softened.  Carefully lift each of them out in one piece, draining them slightly, and place in a skillet where you have melted some butter.  Gently fry them, carefully turning them over to lightly brown both sides.  Place in a bowl, add sugar and pour the left-over warm milk over them.  Enjoy!  Until you try it, you won't believe how much flavor the shredded wheat has when prepared this way.

 
Although I did not and still don't like it that way, I thought it was pretty commen. I believe it was even on the box. I have heard that it's a Canadian thing.


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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 2:32 PM
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jman.... 

At 64, I'm the youngest of six kids, none of whom suffer from heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity or any other malady connected with that kind of diet.  My father died at 90 and my mother still gets around pretty good at 94.

 
must be the tomatoes.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 2:33 PM
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Wen staying with my grandparents my grandmother would go out to the coop and get a fresh egg.
 
Soft boiled broken up with a spoon over torn toast.  The best breakfast ever.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 2:51 PM
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My grandmother would make eggs scrambled with chopped onions for my breakfast, and she'd pult some sliced tomatoes on the plate with the eggs. My grandfather, on the other hand, would go out and get bagels, lox, cream cheese and smoked whitefish to bring home for breakfast.
 
I loved my grandmother, but I liked my grandfther's idea of breakfast better. 

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 2:57 PM
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Your grandfather's breakfast is the same one my grandfather delivered and shared with us every Sunday morning.
 
Okay, I admit it...  it ties with my grandmother's.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 3:22 PM
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As much as I love to eat........  food in the morning holds absolutely NO appeal to me!
As to eggs............  I love eggs especially hard boiled or Deviled.  NO, absolutely NO soft boiled tho!  Gagggggggggg
BTW.......... Mar.........  did you feel any quake this morning in your area?   I just read about it and supposedly it was up around where you live.  Felt nothing here tho!

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 3:29 PM
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My Mom was like jman's,  she made breakfast.  Grits, eggs, toast with sausage, ham or bacon; some tims fried spam or baloney (guess we were on a tight budget). Breakfast did include cerials with milk, pancakes or french toast.   ... Guess I did have it pretty good in the mornings.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 7:00 PM
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Greg, it was strange...  Sharon felt it and I didn't.  She sits facing North and I sit facing East in the same room.  Her monitor and the hanging lamp were moving, but nothing on my rock solid oak desk moved.
 
It was in Yorba Linda which according to the USGS website is 38 miles from us.
 
Another thing to do with Shredded Wheat is to top it with butter and Parmesan Cheese and bake it a bit.  Stinky good but not for breakfast.
 
Lisa, I like the idea of Blue Cheese and coffee for breakfast.  Stilton for me with apple or pear slices.  I could eat it anytime of the day.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 7:52 PM
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Cereals in those silly boxes you could open and pour milk into........only tried that once!...after that always used a bowl.
 

Those were a special treat when we went camping, or on our epic road trip vacations  We always thought they were the best, because it was the only time we ever got frivolous kid cereals like Froot Loops.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 08/8/12 11:53 PM
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Either scrambled eggs and bacon, served in a little frying pan, echoing my Dad's bigger portion in a big frying pan, or farina. 
 
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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Thu, 08/9/12 12:06 AM
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Precisely. 
 
Michael Hoffman


That's hysterical! My mother? Breakfast?



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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Thu, 08/9/12 1:16 AM
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My mom will deny to her dying day that that she didn't fix breakfast for us, but the truth is that once I hit junior high and my brother was in late grade school, my dad did breakfast duty pretty much 5x/week, before zipping off to catch his train into Boston. Biscuits [Bisquick variety, dropped], scrambled eggs and toast, pancakes [also Bisquick variety, but WTH, it was the 60's] once in a while. We did not go hungry. Weekends were mother and eggs and bacon and toast. Or waffles. Waffles were special.
 
Mar, I work in a building on the Hollywood/Burbank border, just west of Forest Lawn. We actually felt an aftershock this morning. First one I've felt in several years. We got nothing from the actual quakes Tuesday night in Ventura County.
 
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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Thu, 08/9/12 1:28 AM
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Totillie, I didn't feel this morning's either.  Definitely due.  Not looking forward to it.  I lost a third of my store's merchandise in the Northridge Quake.  Would have been seriously hurt had I been inside when it occurred.
 

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Fri, 08/10/12 7:50 PM
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One thing my mother made me for breakfast was Maypo.  I think it was an oatmeal concoction but I don't really remember, and don't think it's been available for many years.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Fri, 08/10/12 7:53 PM
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I wanted Maypo but only got lumpy Malto Meal.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Fri, 08/10/12 8:37 PM
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Depends on the day. Lots of school mornings it might have been fresh made oatmeal with butter, sugar and milk. Maybe cold cereal and toast. Then, when we had the time, it might be bacon, eggs and biscuits and gravy. Bacon gravy was a staple. One of the first things I ever learned to cook. Biscuits were often canned, on week days, but no-one seemed to mind too much. When it came along, I was always fond of the original Carnation Instant Breakfast drink. Loved the chocolate malt!

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Fri, 08/10/12 9:14 PM
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Maypo ... never heard of it, so I did a search
 
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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Fri, 08/10/12 11:24 PM
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I think those shakes my mother made were Instant Breakfast... with that raw egg.
 
I see why my mother wouldn't buy Maypo... it's the oatmeal thing.
 
There were some weekend mornings when my mother made waffles and not the Eggo kind.  I still have a love for homemade waffles.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Mon, 08/13/12 9:02 AM
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My Mom made me everything and anything including leftover spaghetti, hotdogs, hamburgers or the usual breakfast items. She believed you couldn't be at your best without breakfast. I raised my kids the same way.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Mon, 08/13/12 11:44 AM
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For years, my mom got up at 4 and went to work in a great small diner in my home town---"Jean's" in Millis Ma---so--for yrs i would get up-dress and stop there on the way to school--she gave me what i was going to eat--no need to look at the menu--but it ran the gamut--from eggs and bacon with toast, or pancakes,to huge wonderful,still oven-warm muffins and hot chocolate!!!!(AWESOME on a cold winter am!!!) and everything on a New England breakfast menu----including fish cakes and beans--whatever they had no shortage of that morning! :) When she stopped working there---i was gone of to a diner and work before she got up!

 
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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Sun, 08/19/12 12:11 PM
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Cinnamon toast, crispy fried French toast, graham crackers broken up with milk.  On weekends, I liked getting a fried matzo, which she always made for my dad, who was Jewish.  However, coming from a mixed marriage, I also had bacon with it.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Sun, 08/19/12 1:10 PM
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Mamaw Smith is 91 and her hearing is a issue and so is her sight but she still gets around just fine with some assistance.  She use to cook all the time and made some very special things but anymore, I tend to avoid her special things.  She does not use a recipe for anything and that is fine but the variation of her special things tend to be too variable.
 
I employed my cleaning ladies to clean her house out of self defense as Mamaw cannot see some of the issues in her kitchen and the hygiene became a issue for me and probably that was one of the things that made me avoid her cooking now.
 
Her famous rolls, country fried steak, biscuits and gravy, baked goods are mostly just a memory now.  Incidentally, she resides next door.
 
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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/21/12 4:40 AM
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I ate a lot of Cream Of Wheat before school, but I loved it. My mom made just about everything once in awhile to change things up. Five kids and we never went hungry.

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Sat, 08/25/12 7:24 PM
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My mother had a love affair with Spam. An affair so grand, that I will not eat it now. Spam & eggs. Spam, eggs & cheese on an English muffin that had been buttered. Spam-fried rice. Spam cutlets (she would slice it up & fry the slices. No, I am not making this up!).
 
The other thing she loved to make, I cannot stand. Coco Wheats. I don't know how it's supposed to taste, but I either burned my tongue or she poured cold milk on it so it would cool off, also making it congeal in that process.
 
Cinnamon toast, puffed rice, peanut butter toast, puffed wheat, oatmeal, shredded wheat (those big biscuits) french toast, Cheerios, pancakes, snausages. She tried, I'm just not a morning person and as a result don't really eat breakfast.


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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Mon, 08/27/12 11:02 PM
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I've looked at this thread several times and have tried to remember - perhaps I'm blocking out my childhood breakfasts because I can't remember but three of them - sometimes on the weekends my mom made waffles on one of those old fashioned waffle irons.  Later in my teens there was Sugar Frosted Flakes.  My grandmother made some of the lightest fluffiest biscuits and served them with butter and Karo syrup.
 
These days I won't touch waffles or any kind of cereal - I still love biscuits but either plain or with sausage gravy.
 
After I got out on my own and my mom remarried when I went back to visit she made some fantastic breakfasts - crispy baked bacon, eggs to order, homemade hashbrowns and toast with real butter.  That's the kind of breakfast I like to have now - but it only happens about once a month.
 

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Tue, 08/28/12 10:01 PM
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jman


Seven days a week, my mother served us a breakfast of bacon, ham, sausage, or squirrel, along with a big platter of fried eggs, fried potatoes, made-from-scratch biscuits, gravy, homemade jam and apple butter, and glasses of whole or butter milk.  In the summer time, she added sliced tomatoes from the garden.  Sometimes, she even added pancakes. Sometimes, she'd take leftover mashed potatoes from the night before and make potato cakes.  We were poor, but my father always wanted everyone to leave the table satisfied.  To him, if a bowl was empty, it meant that someone could have eaten more.  And nothing went in the garbage because leftovers were used and if we put it on our plate, we were expected to eat it, all of it.

At 64, I'm the youngest of six kids, none of whom suffer from heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity or any other malady connected with that kind of diet.  My father died at 90 and my mother still gets around pretty good at 94.

 
jman:  Squirrel!??!  Wow.  What did you think of it? 

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 09/5/12 8:50 PM
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Mostly it was Rice Krispies, Cheerios. Thomas's English Muffins. And don't forget the cinnamon iced Pop Tarts. Listening to Gene Klavan on WNEW-AM. Then I'd go to school and 'crash' by 10am.

As an adult, I love to make omlettes, home fries, and bagels with crazy flavored cream cheeses!

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Re:What did your mother's make you for breakfast? - Wed, 09/5/12 9:23 PM
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Seven days a week, my mother served us a breakfast of bacon, ham, sausage, or squirrel, along with a big platter of fried eggs, fried potatoes, made-from-scratch biscuits, gravy, homemade jam and apple butter, and glasses of whole or butter milk.  In the summer time, she added sliced tomatoes from the garden.  Sometimes, she even added pancakes. Sometimes, she'd take leftover mashed potatoes from the night before and make potato cakes.  We were poor, but my father always wanted everyone to leave the table satisfied.  To him, if a bowl was empty, it meant that someone could have eaten more.  And nothing went in the garbage because leftovers were used and if we put it on our plate, we were expected to eat it, all of it.

At 64, I'm the youngest of six kids, none of whom suffer from heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity or any other malady connected with that kind of diet.  My father died at 90 and my mother still gets around pretty good at 94.


jman:  Squirrel!??!  Wow.  What did you think of it? 

 
Pretty darn good.  I wouldn't hesitate to eat it now, but it's probably been forty years since I've had it.