Eating in the fifties

Old 02-17-2015, 03:33 PM
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WHEN YOU READ THIS YOU WILL WONDER WHERE THE YEARS WENT.........


EATING IN THE FIFTIES

Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.

Curry was a surname.

A take-away was a mathematical problem.

Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.

Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.

All chips were plain.

Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.

A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.

Brown bread was something only poor people ate.

Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.

Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.

Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.

Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.


None of us had ever heard of yogurt.

Healthy food consisted of anything edible.

Cooking outside was called camping.

Seaweed was not a recognized food.

Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.

Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.

Prunes were medicinal.


Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.

Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of areal one.

Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for
it they would have become a laughing stock.

The one thing that we never had on at our table in the fifties...was elbows or hats!
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Thanks Ditter - Those are all so true!
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is that true, rice was never served for dinner? I was born in '59, and had rice with chicken in about '65 or so.
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thanks for the memories... sure do miss the simpler times
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Wish it was still that way. Thanks for sharing.
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We frequently had chicken and rice for dinner in the fifties in Virginia.....although I admit my mama was a yankee cook.

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Thanks for sharing these, Ditter. Oh, back in the days......
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Yes!! Cubed sugar was reserved for Grandma and Grandpa....for coffee after Sunday dinner. Grandpa used to have us stick out our tongues and he would "swipe" the cube across it.....sounds really gross now....but was wonderful back then!
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First time I ever saw cubed sugar it came with the polio vaccine in it.
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Originally Posted by juneayerza View Post
First time I ever saw cubed sugar it came with the polio vaccine in it.
Me too.
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