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Frogs spawn for tea.....................

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maggiewinchester Report 4 Jan 2013 01:15

Oooh Yummy - I used to eat everyone's Sago :-D

...and the chocolate bricks.....


LadyScozz Report 4 Jan 2013 00:33

Tapioca! I haven't had that since I was about 12. We called it Frogs' Eggs.

I'm not a big fan of desserts, but I love rice pudding with sultanas in it........ and (believe it or not)... prunes & custard. :-D

We only have dessert when we have people over for a meal....... and in summer it's usually fruit & cheese :-)....... and chocolate dipped strawberries :-D


LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Jan 2013 23:10

Now you're talking my language :-D


Eeyore13 Report 3 Jan 2013 22:23

We used to have neon pink blancmange with really thick skin at Primary...I loved that ,sooooo yummy :-D


Paula+ Report 3 Jan 2013 22:08

I can get Rice Tapioca, Sago, Semolina from the local health food shop.


MrDaff Report 3 Jan 2013 21:59

I think, like Ann C, suffered a bit from the rationing era - tinned potatoes that were never cooked through and had a tough 'skin', canned/powered egg 'dishes', the inevitable cabbage (soggy/over-cooked) and sprouts (acidic and hard in the middle). Meat ? I don't remember any meat to be honest, possibly some form of reconstituted sausage maybe, but not sure.... :-(


Frederick Report 3 Jan 2013 21:46

Wend. ????????


LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Jan 2013 21:45

:-0 :-0 :-0


Wend Report 3 Jan 2013 21:45

Thanks Frederick - I love a quickie afters :-D


Frederick Report 3 Jan 2013 21:43

Hi Wend, Tapioca, Sago, Semolina, Creamed Rice and various other milk puddings sold in tins in our local Morrisons, make a quickie afters with a dollop of jam.



LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Jan 2013 21:38

For some reason Semolina is usually in The ethnic aisles along with coconut milk & corn meal :-S


GinN Report 3 Jan 2013 21:35

I thought you could still get it, Wend, but fine polenta is sort of the same thing.
I found school semolina was a bit like wallpaper paste! But it was better than their tapioca :-P


Wend Report 3 Jan 2013 21:28

That's it Lynda - I had a feeling I was wrong! I still can't find semolina though. Where do you buy it?

Now, I used to love semolina at school with a blob of jam in the middle. Used to stir it around until it turned pink!


AnnCardiff Report 3 Jan 2013 21:23

Tapioca - I would starve before eating that - we had it at least once a week in school - I usually took an envelope in my pocket and poured it in that and then deposited it down the loo

the other meals I can recall were fish pie - which you could smell when you arrived at school that morning, and cheese and potato pie which wasn't too bad

it was still food rationing time so spose it was the best they could come up with


GinN Report 3 Jan 2013 21:14

I think you might mean semolina, Wend - that's what I've read in recipes, and you can get that easily.



Wend Report 3 Jan 2013 21:10

*Shivers* at the memory of frogs' spawn at school, served with tinned prunes - yuk!

Spotted Dick and custard - yum, yum :-D

Why is sago no longer available? According to a recipe I have for roast pots, it's good for sprinkling over and making them crispy.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 3 Jan 2013 21:10

JustGinnie...Ours was the other way round Pink sponge & chocolate custard :-D

Loved Tapioca , semolina & anything with a Skin ;-)


GinN Report 3 Jan 2013 21:03

I found school dinners awful, particularly in the infant and junior school I went to. They used to try to force you to eat everything, which put me off some things for life! :-P


Ron2 Report 3 Jan 2013 20:30

With being diabetic milk puds are a no go for me. Milk can up one's sugars. In fact a hot milky drink is one of the ways to get out of a hypo. Used to like Semolina with some jam but that on banned list as well due high sugar content. Tis a hard life


Janet Report 3 Jan 2013 20:21

I hated school dinners and I never ate anything apart from a piece of concrete which we had probably once a week. I used to put a bit of gravy on my plate to give the impression that I had finished my meal. The stench of cooking meat still makes me feel yukky. We used to have a colourful dessert which we called Brylcreem.
I could never work out how food could be presented with such a foul smell, in particular the cabbage. I know chips and pizza might not be healthy but I would have given the world to have had something like that all those years ago. -jl