June 26: Thursday Thirteen #2

It’s Thursday and time to participate in Thursday Thirteen! Get the details here.

The foods regularly purchased and consumed in our house are different than those before we had children. Some of these “kid” foods that have come back into our lives are still strictly for the kids. Froot Loops? Ack—so sweet! Apples, sliced and peeled? Why bother—they’re just as good without all that work. Other foods, though, have been welcomed into our diets again. These are 13 of those tasty treats.

13 kid foods I still enjoy

  1. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. I’ll be honest; I never stopped eating this stuff.
  2. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I always had peanut butter around for baking and occasionally to spread on toast or waffles, but I had forgotten how wholesome a good PB&J tastes.
  3. Kool-Aid. Truthfully, I put a little less sugar than I’m supposed to, but I still love this sweet nectar.
  4. Smarties. I open up the wrapper, sort them by color, and eat them from the largest number to the smallest; exactly the way I ate them as a child.
  5. Strawberry milk. As a kid I’d put three or four times as many spoonfuls of that sugary powder as I should have. Now I add the correct amount but it tastes as good as I remember.
  6. Spaghettios. I don’t eat these often because I really don’t like them very much, but just the smell brings back memories of lunchtime in those olden days.
  7. Graham crackers. Yeah, they’re better with chocolate and toasted marshmallows. But even by themselves, I had forgotten how much I loved these.
  8. Tater tots. The cafeteria in college served these deep-fried a few times a week, and I swore I’d never eat them oven-baked again. But I refuse to own a deep fryer, so we’re back to oven baking. And they’re still pretty tasty.
  9. Popsicles. Nothing refreshes on a hot day like these.
  10. Canned peaches. Yes, nowadays I prefer a fresh peach, but sometimes these will do the job.
  11. Top Ramen. I ate this through college too, but stopped the minute I could afford real food. Now I usually eat it not as soup, but noodles. Sometimes sautéed a little, maybe with soy sauce.
  12. Toast with cinnamon sugar. And when the sugar melts a little into the hot butter? Oh my.
  13. Fruit Stripe gum. I don’t remember it being so sticky. But oh, those sweet, artificial fruit flavors. Yum.






21 comments:

  1. Smarties smarties smarties!!!

    love them! :-)

    Happy TT!

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  2. I still have kids at home, so I guess I have an excuse for having all that stuff around. But I guess it's not all going to disappear when they leave.

    I make an amazing Crunchy Cole Slaw with Ramen noodles.

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  3. My sis and I laugh at each other because once in awhile we really have a craving for mac and cheese with hot dogs in it! Love it!

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  4. I'll admit that I used to organize the little gummy things by color, but I don't think I ever did that with Smarties!

    Happy TT!

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  5. Very fun list. yes, I eat PB&J with my boys at least twice a week. It's just easier. I do still like smarties.

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  6. YUM!!! I would like to eat all of these right now! Great list :)

    I still love hot dogs... I will always love them the same as I did as a child!

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  7. I haven't had strawberry milk in ages!

    Fun T-13!

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  8. Oh my gosh you made some memories come back! heehee!



    Hubbys having a give away at his blog at www.valtool.blogspot.com

    Hope you will visit us both!

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  9. Oh how I hate Ramen, never ate it in college and I'll starve before I eat it now. Happy TT

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  10. Mm, cinnamon sugar toast! I have not had that in forever.

    Smarties, though, I still enjoy whenever I come across them. :)

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  11. All are quite tasty. I we do Top Ramen and Mac and Cheese when we are broke too. As soon as we can afford real food though...

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  12. I am all of a sudden hungry and craving tator tots. Happy T13!!

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  13. OMG - I'm so hungry now! Forget the chips I'm going to go make some cinnamon toast. Heck yes! Love your post. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Great list, Jen! I still enjoy many of those, too...yum, graham crackers.

    I really like your blog! I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever visited it, but I will be back!

    Thanks so much for commenting on my TT. :)

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  15. Interesting 13. Mine is Eat, Drink and be Merry - 13 Last Words, Excerpt: Judaism instructs us to enjoy the simple gifts that God gives in the present world. Eat, drink and be merry. Enjoy this life, on this Earth, in this time. I have collected for your enjoyment the last words of some of our more famous fellow human beings involving food or drink before they died.

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  16. What a great list!! I love most on your list, just had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich the other day for breakfast.

    Have you ever tried Kraft Macaroni cheese with cut fresh tomatos in the bottom of the bowl? That's my favorite way to eat them. Very cool slide show also.

    Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend.

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  17. Fruit stripe gum!!! Wow-I completely forgot about that!!!

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  18. Great list, Jen! I still enjoy many of those, too...yum, graham crackers.

    I really like your blog! I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever visited it, but I will be back!

    Thanks so much for commenting on my TT. :)

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  19. I'll admit that I used to organize the little gummy things by color, but I don't think I ever did that with Smarties!

    Happy TT!

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  20. My sis and I laugh at each other because once in awhile we really have a craving for mac and cheese with hot dogs in it! Love it!

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