Tastes change, but we miss some of these yummy foods!
We grew up on some of these classics and while some of these old-fashioned foods weren’t our favorites, others we get a taste for on the regular! But, as with anything, what’s in changes all the time.
8) Sloppy Joes
This was a real favorite growing up! You can still find them in some homes and cafeterias today, but they’re not nearly as common.
9) Salmon Patties
Made with canned salmon, this was budget meal in our home growing up! Served on slices of bread and smothered in ketchup we loved these as kids. Updated recipes for these patties lose the bun and add a more grown-up sauce.
Very popular in the Victorian era, aspic gained notoriety again in the ’50s when many new recipes for instant gelatin flooded cookbooks and ladies magazines. These days its more of an acquired taste!
11) Clabbered Milk
Have you ever wondered where the baking powder brand gets its name? Well, clabbered milk, which is much like buttermilk and also yogurt in many ways, was once used the add leavening to breads and cakes. The sour clabber is made from unpasteurized milk and is very stable, making it ideal in places where there is no refrigeration. Clabber is almost an entirely forgotten food these days!
12) Pease Pudding
Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old;
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.
Pease porridge is made from yellow peas and is served in a variety of ways, usually with pork and herbs. Our split pea soup is the the evolution of this thick pasty dish.
13) Creamed Beef
Affectionately called S.O.S. in the Army, this creamy beef dish was always served on a piece of bread, open-faced. For a classic version click here.
14) Hoover Stew
Some recipes for Hoover Stew call for canned tomatoes or sauce, macaroni, and hotdogs. But, other sources say that a Hoover stew was simply any combination of edible ingredients made into a soup (i.e. leftover soup).