One night this past summer, Tom and I were eating dinner and talking about how funny it was that so many of the foods we eat every day . . . were never on the table when we were kids! (Or even young adults, for that matter.)
Part of that, I think, is that we were kids in the 60s -- an era that brought us instant everything: instant mashed potatoes, Shake-and-Bake, instant oatmeal, Hamburger Helper, cake mixes, Tang, and Space Food Sticks!
Yeah. Space Food Sticks. ("Find them next to "Instant Breakfast"!) I used to have Space Food Sticks in my school lunches. (Right in there with the olive loaf sandwich, the Lays bar-b-que potato chips, and the Hostess Twinkie.)
(It was all about fast back then; forget flavor!)
It's funny to think about all the things we eat NOW . . . that we couldn't have imagined THEN! Here are 10 things in my pantry/refrigerator today. . . that you'd never have found in my mom's kitchen:
- Balsamic vinegar
- Feta cheese
- Artichoke hearts
- Madagascar vanilla
- Green lentils
- Herbes de Provence
- Greek yogurt
- Steel-cut oatmeal
- Salmon (let alone sushi-grade salmon!)
How about YOU? What's are you eating now . . . that you didn't eat then?
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