The past couple of days I've found my son snacking on pretzels. That may not seem unusual, but he also had a dish of mustard to dip them in. When I saw that, I thought, "Well, I love soft pretzels with mustard, so why not?" so I tried some, and they were great! It reminded me of the kinds of snacks I had when I was a kid. My mother didn't usually have many snack foods around, so we had to be inventive. :)
--fritos and mustard
Okay, this sounds more unusual than pretzels and mustard, but I loved it! I also used to dip dill pickle chips in mustard. My Mom bought fritos to go in our lunches, so sometimes I would eat some for a snack after school.
No, not cooked oatmeal, just raw, dry oatmeal. I still love it raw!
--White bread with Miracle Whip
Nothing else...just miracle whip. Sounds gross now, but I loved it as a kid.
--Toast with butter, cinnamon and sugar
--Toast with butter, and chocolate milk powder. (don't knock it till you try it!"
--Ice cream with saltine crackers
I learned this from my Dad. I love the mix of salty and sweet, soft and crunchy. I don't think we had ice cream around much when I was little, but more so in my teens.
--Homemade fudge chocolate sundae
We did this by mixing chocolate milk powder with a little bit of water and pouring it on our ice cream. My husband said he did this too. :)
I also had some other weird things that I ate. For some reason, I found out that tuna fish, mixed with mayonnaise, tastes good in split pea soup. :)
The next level of snacking came when we went to our friends' houses.
---snickerdoodles... One family across the street had 10 kids. They would make multi-batches of snickerdoodle cookies. I still love them today!
--Homemade pickles... My friend's Mom made the best pickles in the world! They were big and spicy. I don't think I've ever found a better pickle since!
--Coke slush... This same friend had this special cup that was designed to put in the freezer. After it was cold, we would pour coke in to it and stir. The coke would turn in to slush. That was HEAVEN!
--Barbecue potato chips....Her mother also bought a big can of barbecue potato chips to put in their lunches. On rare occasion she would let us have some. I thought they were delicious!
I also had certain favorites that I bought at the store when I had a little money.
--Icee...They were only like 15 cents back then!
--huge jawbreakers....we kept them in the freezer for months! lol
--pomegranates....They were a treat to me, and I would sometimes buy one.
Now that I am older, and have more money, and can cook better, any kind of food imaginable is at my disposal. But really for the most part I'm not a snacker. It's probably a good thing, because I weigh a lot more than I did as a kid!