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Old Nov 11th 2013, 9:36 pm
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Some of us like things that we were brought up on. Call it nostalgic if you will.

Doesn't mean we don't like American food either. If I went back to the UK, I'd miss BBQ and Tex Mex (amongst others) and would probably be looking at ways to get 'the good stuff'. This is no different.

It's not a case of not adapting at all. I'm not looking for all my meals to be 'British', it's just nice to have certain things now and then.

Even my wife (American) is a convert to Cadbury's chocolate (the real stuff, not the Hershey wannabe stuff).


And as Brits we have to have mince pies at Christmas! I'll be on the look out for the Robertson's mincemeat to make my own.

I would also miss a lot of the American food if we moved back.
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And as Brits we have to have mince pies at Christmas! I'll be on the look out for the Robertson's mincemeat to make my own.

I would also miss a lot of the American food if we moved back.
It's okay. They have Burger King and McDonalds in Blighty.
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Discovered cinnamon crumpets at Market Basket recently. They taste surprisingly good and our 18 month old seems to enjoy them which is a bonus!
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Some of us like things that we were brought up on. Call it nostalgic if you will.

Doesn't mean we don't like American food either. If I went back to the UK, I'd miss BBQ and Tex Mex (amongst others) and would probably be looking at ways to get 'the good stuff'. This is no different.

It's not a case of not adapting at all. I'm not looking for all my meals to be 'British', it's just nice to have certain things now and then.

Even my wife (American) is a convert to Cadbury's chocolate (the real stuff, not the Hershey wannabe stuff).
It's weird what you miss.

The missus when she lived in England was over the moon when she found a box of manky Kraft Mac and Cheese in Sainsbury's one day
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Old Nov 12th 2013, 1:40 am
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It's weird what you miss.

The missus when she lived in England was over the moon when she found a box of manky Kraft Mac and Cheese in Sainsbury's one day
Lol! My missus is the same! She loves the stuff.

I am slowly bringing her round to homemade Mac & Cheese...

I love Ribena but it's so bloody expensive here I've had to drop my habit!
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Lol! My missus is the same! She loves the stuff.

I am slowly bringing her round to homemade Mac & Cheese...

I love Ribena but it's so bloody expensive here I've had to drop my habit!
The funny thing is, she doesn't really like it, prefers Annie's if we've got to do the box stuff for kids, but at the time, it was just that bit of home, as was finding a bottle of Mountain Dew.

Home made Mac is lovely though....but I think I have a defective child, as the youngest doesn't like cheese....how did that happen?
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I see that most of us are alreay half way to cooking home dishes on our own) In that case we at least know whom to blame for the result and betrayed expectations just in case.
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Whoo-hooooo!!! Got my Thornton's from BBB. Thanks for the tip. Big box of mixed mousses, pralines and truffles.

When I was at home I never ate pies or sausage rolls or any of that stuff. But over here searched it out.

Of course the chocolate I've always had a problem with... but that's the first step... she says eying the Thorntons...
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The funny thing is, she doesn't really like it, prefers Annie's if we've got to do the box stuff for kids, but at the time, it was just that bit of home, as was finding a bottle of Mountain Dew.

Home made Mac is lovely though....but I think I have a defective child, as the youngest doesn't like cheese....how did that happen?
I agree, I have a great recipe for jalapeno mac & cheese that's pretty awesome. It's a baked M&C which I think really makes it - love the crispy little bits you get on top as a result.

My boy doesn't like Pizza...?! My wife and I are convinced that can't be related to us as a result...! Who doesn't like Pizza?!

My local HEB has started stocking McVities Ginger Nuts at a decent price (off the top of my head $2.40 or similar).
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My boy doesn't like Pizza...?! My wife and I are convinced that can't be related to us as a result...! Who doesn't like Pizza?!
Our son's the same, and our thoughts are too! We went to Crete in April, and found a place where they offered cheese pizza (literally just that - pizza bread with grated cheese on top), and he loved it. You have no idea how excited we were that he actually tried pizza for the first time!!
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My boy doesn't like Pizza...?! My wife and I are convinced that can't be related to us as a result...! Who doesn't like Pizza?!
Our youngest also doesn't like proper pizza. Will eat that cardboard with a level of snot that's called cheese that you get at manky places like Price Chopper food areas and the like. Only bit of cheese she likes...proper bit of pizza and it's no, not a chance
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I bought a box of Walkers 6 mince pies for $5.99 from Home Goods at the weekend. They reminded me of M&S mince pies and within 2 days I had eaten them all. Went back today to get some more and they were sold out. Hubby prefers home made ones.
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I bought a box of Walkers 6 mince pies for $5.99 from Home Goods at the weekend. They reminded me of M&S mince pies and within 2 days I had eaten them all. Went back today to get some more and they were sold out. Hubby prefers home made ones.
King's Supermarkets have them this time of year...along with Walker's Christmas Pudding. Gary's usually stock Mr Kipling's mince pies.
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King's Supermarkets have them this time of year...along with Walker's Christmas Pudding. Gary's usually stock Mr Kipling's mince pies.
No King's near me . Wegmans has Tiptree Christmas and Plum puddings but they are quite pricey, sometimes they have mince pies but not seen them yet this year. My Mum brings over the pudding every year. Aldi pudding came out top in the ratings so that's what we're having this year.
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