Mass Observation Project - Eating

by Diane Davis March. 06, 2011 1703 views

Those of us who came from the 1940's have seen changes in our eating and preparing food just as earth shaking as the huge technological changes we've experienced in our lifetime. We've gone from chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, strawberry shortcake which at that time did not have any calories to the new school lunches where children get a piece of celery and 1/4 of an apple for lunch. We've gone from the woman of the house reigning supreme in the kitchen to everybody in the kitchen preparing gourmet meals. We've gone from never dining out to eating out once or twice a week. We've gone from eating because it was good to eating to make a political statement. It's pretty hard for some of us who still remember when chicken and noodles had no calories.

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Jacki 6 years, 7 months ago

Yes, but chicken & dumplings STILL reign supreme! :)

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Sara G 6 years, 7 months ago

So true! However, my children still call for Chicken and dumplings and strawberry shortcake! I bake chicken or grill..though sometimes fry chicken strips in a small amount of oil :-) We never ate out..didn't have all of the fast food places or nice places either! I can remember mom treating us when shopping to a cherry coke and sandwich at a corner drugstore and that was a delightful splurge..

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Livelovelaugh 6 years, 7 months ago

Excellent post, Diane. Just so you know, I still don't think they have any calories. :)

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Art Bee 6 years, 7 months ago

Bravo Bravo Bravo! Family sit down meals eating wholesome comfort food is not the norm today for sure......Fast foods on one end of the spectrum and vegetarian on the other.....Thanks for your great insight!

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Karman 6 years, 7 months ago

Very Nicely Done....I can remember when cooking together was something that was passed from mother to daughter and family secrets were guarded closely.....

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Leonard A. Davis 6 years, 7 months ago

great leo

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Patsy Abbey 6 years, 7 months ago

Great composition-I sooooooo agree. L ~ P

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Leslie D 6 years, 7 months ago

How true...I agree completely. Some change is good but when it comes to meal time, the old ways cannot be replaced. I still set the table... even when it's just two for dinner.
Nice take on the theme!

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Roger 6 years, 7 months ago

Excellent observational post

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