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Old 11-14-2017, 02:27 PM
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The foods we ate, we didn't know were poor folks meals. We ate em because they were served to us by our parents who were getting us fed on what they had.

Now that we are old enough to get it, we are thankful for their efforts.

But it's these foods that make us feel like we are home again.
Yep. My thoughts exactly. I know my Diddy fished daily after work and took the whole family on the weekends. He also went quail hunting a lot. We ate a lot of fish and quail.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:53 PM
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I reckon I never did get past my raising or far from my roots, because I still eat about all the foods we had when I was a youngun. I get fancy ever once in a while but peas, butterbeans, greens, okra, squash, onions, eggplant and a few others that we grew and I still do for the most part, and a lot of pork and chicken. Supplemented with fish and wild game. I do eat more beef than we had back then.

Bologna, Treet, Spam, oil sausage, and sardines were occasional tablefare, but we did have salmon patties right regular. Bottom line was if you didn`t like peas and butterbeans, you were in a fix. They were and still are staples around here.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:11 PM
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Like others said, this doesn't qualify as true poor folks food, just stretching things on a working class budget until the end of the month.

But one meal I remember regularly as a kid, was plain rice, with some Velveta cheese mixed in it. That was the "meat" dish then it would be canned early peas, we called them English peas for the vegetable. I always dreaded those meals as a kid, not knowing any better.

I reckon kids, even back in the depression era probably fussed too, until they got old enough to understand.
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I was a lad in the 70's. My dad planted a garden and us chilins picked green and speckled butter beans, peas, squash, tomatoes, eggplant, radish, mustard, turnips, collards, cucumbers, carrots, watermelon, and peanuts. We butchered or own hogs and cows for meat as well as wild hog and deer. I love that part of my life, and still eat everything listed except radishes.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:52 PM
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I would pick a spam sandwich or potted meat sandwich over a T Bone, if that's what I am in the mood for at the time.
I grew up on it and even crave it, but poor folks food is expensive today, if you're one to fall for the quality scraps over regular scraps.

1lb oscar myer Bologna is $4. I can do much better with real food in that price range.

I see hot dogs for $4 a pack. Poor folks food is for rich folks now.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:58 PM
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My grandfather grew up on a farm in South East GA. The house he was born in stood about 150 yards from where I work every day.
He told stories of gathering scrap corn that didn't make it to market or in the hogs mouths for bird traps.
They would build traps by hand and scatter a few pieces of corn under them.
The goal was dove or quail. But he said it didn't matter really. All the local birds tasted about the same in rice.

He also said he could see the chickens under the house though the floor. The hogs across the dirt road through the wall. And the stars though the roof, in that old house.



We had to push it in and burn it about 8 years ago. Sad times.
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cornbread with potlicker from turnips or collards
cornbread and white beans
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:37 PM
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Raised in south Louisiana we would eat what season it was. Spring we would eat crawfish, perch, catfish and crabs. In summer, shrimp season would be open and it would be shrimp, crabs, fish and what ever else was caught in the net. Fall it was rabbit, ducks and coots. Winter time it was white shrimp, oysters and fish. We did eat a lot and I say a lot of white rice with beans.

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Government cheese.........I hated that crap...........
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:20 PM
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Raised in south Louisiana we would eat what season it was. Spring we would eat crawfish, perch, catfish and crabs. In summer, shrimp season would be open and it would be shrimp, crabs, fish and what ever else was caught in the net. Fall it was rabbit, ducks and coots. Winter time it was white shrimp, oysters and fish. We did eat a lot and I say a lot of whit rice with beans.
That's rich folks food! lol
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:10 PM
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Government cheese.........I hated that crap...........
I liked it purty good. I remember going to town with Granny and Granddaddy once a month when when I was little to get her commodities as she called'em. I loved that boxed cheese, but not so much for the powdered milk and other few things that she got.
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Grammy's powdered milk (yuck)...
Now there's a memory I don't care to remember.

But along with that memory comes the one of riding in the back of Grandpa's pickup truck all the way to town and back...woohoo!
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I remember eating hotdogs on white bread many times.
My dad won't eat a hotdog hardly at all now as a result of Having to do so back in the day
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Lots of y'all think like me.
The foods we ate, we didn't know were poor folks meals. We ate em because they were served to us by our parents who were getting us fed on what they had.

Now that we are old enough to get it, we are thankful for their efforts.

But it's these foods that make us feel like we are home again.
^^^this
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Take a whole chicken and cut it up cover with water and boil till tender. . Remove the skin and bones and shred the meat. Return to the broth and add milk, butter, pepper and saltine crackers. I usually start at 60/40 broth to milk and adjust from there.
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