Reading the Canadian lime green jello salad thread got me thinking of my own food history. I grew up eating the jellied salad ( my mom even tried to make it this past Christmas but i vetoed her) and i think it's definitely a "Prairie" menu item (or midwest for the Americans). I realized a lot of the things i ate as a child were carryovers from my mom's days in the Great Depression. Here are some strange (but usually good) foodstuffs i was raised on!
Wiener sandwiches (raw hotdog wieners sliced lenghwise on bread).
Peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches.
Processed cheese and jam sandwiches.
My mom ate radish and peanut butter sandwiches and my dad ate syrup sandwiches.
For snacks, i was overjoyed to eat raw potato slices with salt.
My sis and i ate frozen hotdog wieners right out of the freezer, knawing away on them like dogs with bones.
Sausage casserole--sausages and brown rice and green peppers in a casserole.
We used to love a dessert which consisted of rolled oats, butter and brown sugar, melt it all together and bake, then cut into squares.
"shaggy dogs" - bread slices cut into 'fingers', dipped in condensed milk, rolled in coconut then broiled.
OK, i am weirding myself out now.