msolga
 
Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 04:46 pm
This is a question for A2K Catholics (lapsed or otherwise).
Are you old enough to remember Fridays with no meat allowed?
What did your mother dish up on Fridays, then? Was it a treat or torture?
Any favourite Friday dishes you still cook yourself?
Or any that you never, ever want to see or eat again?
 
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 04:49 pm
My mother specialized in a fish cutletty thing ... endlessly! Rolling Eyes
Invariably there were long, spikey bones that got stuck in one's throat.
Funny, I've never craved fish cutlets, ever! Laughing
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 04:52 pm
Tuna Casserole
Fish sticks
Macaroni & cheese
Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
Fried fish that my dad caught

All except the fish sticks I make to this day. Fish sticks are just nasty. My tuna casserole doesn't resemble my mother's at all. Her's was a tuna, noodle and Campbell's mushroom soup concoction known to most midwesterners as "Tuna Hot Dish." The piece of resistence was the crumble potato chip topping.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 04:57 pm
Swimpy


Yeah, Fridays were always "interesting". Laughing
But fish stick? Tell me more! I'm curious: store bought or home made? What was so nasty about them?
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Lorna
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:01 pm
Fish and fritatta (sp?) when I was younger...
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:01 pm
Boy do I. My family carries on the tradition to this very day.
I am allergic to fish. I can't tell you how many family functions I've missed because I couldn't go into the house on stupid fish friday. My mother first figured out I was allergic on a friday. As a wee babe, I just about died on a cutletty thing with spuds and bones to boot. I grew up on Mac & cheese because of it. Yuckkkk.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:06 pm
Lorna wrote:
Fish and fritatta (sp?) when I was younger...


Never to be eaten again, then?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:09 pm
Ceili

Ahhhhh, the fish cutletty thing with the bones! I Shocked thought only OUR household suffered in this way! Looks like our mothers read the same cook book!
I take it you're not crazy about big Macs these days?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:15 pm
Just curious: Did any of you ever do the wrong thing on Friday? Like EAT MEAT? Shocked And then have to go to confession with this Mortal Sin? Oh, the guilt, the guilt! .....
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Wy
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:15 pm
Not a Catholic, but while I was growing up our school system served meatless lunches on Fridays. We always had to take the hot lunch; mom thought it was healthier. So every Friday, the two foods I absolutely hated: Tomato soup and cheese sandwiches. I usually gave them away and just had crackers and milk... usually, tho, the dessert was good that day, maybe cherry cobbler...
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:16 pm
We aren't Catholic but my mother followed the no-meat on Friday rule as well. We always had fish. Fried mostly. Jack Salmon and Buffalo (when we became old enough to handle the bones), fish sticks, fried shrimp.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:16 pm
Hi, msolga! Fish sticks were (and still are, I think) a frozen, breaded piece of whitefish that my mother would bake by the sheet panfull.


http://www.drpraegers.com/ffs.jpg
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Lorna
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:16 pm
msolga wrote:
Lorna wrote:
Fish and fritatta (sp?) when I was younger...


Never to be eaten again, then?


LOL...I actually liked it...haven't had it in a long time, though!

L Smile
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:17 pm
Sorry that pic is so big. After you look at it, Olga, I'll delete it.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:18 pm
I did, but never went to confession over it, I mean god made me this way, I figure we had an understanding. But my uncle the priest and my aunt the nun didn't have the same appreciation for the bond god and I shared. I survived several sore ears because of my poor food choices.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:20 pm
Wy

Thank god for dessert! Very Happy
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Wy
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:21 pm
Swimpy, fish sticks are still a breaded piece of ... something. My daughter had some last weekend and they're only about as big as your finger, and mostly breading these days... it was hard to see fish in there at all.
I remember peeling the breading off (didn't like it) and having a piece of fish about 3/4" x 1/4" x 4"... now if you took the breading off you'd have some white crumbs.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:23 pm
Swimpy wrote:
Sorry that pic is so big. After you look at it, Olga, I'll delete it.


Oh, don't delete it, Swimp! Those are what are called "fish fingers" in Oz. I know them well! And it will surprise you to know that I'm rather partial to them ... when in the mood for childrens' comfort food! Very Happy
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:25 pm
I used to feed them to my own kids. They are inexpensive and kids love them.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 24 Nov, 2003 05:25 pm
eoe

Buffalo! Shocked
I can't imagine that!
Tell me more!
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