don’t even know why I’m sending this,” said Lee. “Almost everyone on my list knows it already because they lived it!”
Well, OK – but I’m sharing it anyway. 😉
Eating in the fifties:
- ‘Pasta’ had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.
- Curry was a surname.
- Taco? Never saw one till I was 15.
- Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.
- Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
- All chips were plain.
- Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
- Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and it was never green.
- Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
- Chickens didn’t have fingers in those days.
- None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
- Healthy food consisted of anything edible!
- Cooking outside was called camping.
- Seaweed was not a recognized food.
- ‘Kebab’ was not even a word, never mind a food.
- Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
- Prunes were medicinal and stewed.
- Surprisingly Muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
- Pineapples came in chunks or were round with a hole in the middle, in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
- Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it, they would have become a laughing stock.
- There were three things that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties: Elbows, hats and cell phones!
- And there were always two choices for each meal: “Take it” or “Leave it”
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