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Scots Kiwi Lass Posted 1st May 2018, 10:26am
  Sorry to say, I couldn't eat mince the way we ate it when I was young in Glasgow. My young sister and I hated it, especially the thick, lumpy bits of Bisto!

These days, I buy 300 gms of good quality mince, mix it with a can of garlic pasta sauce and serve with wholemeal spaghetti - economical, delicious and I love it!
wombat Posted 30th Apr 2018, 08:39pm
  [quote name='ashfield' date='27th Apr 2018, 02:46pm' post='3738141']
Funny that, especially when we're famed the World over for our ability to talk mince :

rolleyes.gif what a loada mince, aussies hold that spot M8 yes.gif
ashfield Posted 27th Apr 2018, 02:46pm
 
QUOTE (taurus @ 26th Apr 2018, 10:33pm) *
entertaining is the keyword on these kind of boards. One person starts a subject and others follow with their tuppence worth. Unfortunately,,it invariably descends in to vitriol,and the entertainment is kaput ! I`ve seen so many Scottish boards shut down when the light hearted banter turns nasty.


Funny that, especially when we're famed the World over for our ability to talk mince tongue.gif

You will see from my original reply to Dugald that my mother had the same talent as yours when it came to mince (stew etc). It probably was the main reason I wouldn't eat meat, fish, poultry or many vegetables until I got into my late teens. I tried school dinners but only lasted a few days as the only thing I ate was the boiled cabbage, which had the distinctive aroma of stewed socks ohmy.gif

I still cook mince occasionally but the recipe will remain a secret in case it offends anyone, and a photo is definitely out of the question laugh.gif
taurus Posted 26th Apr 2018, 09:33pm
 
QUOTE (Dugald @ 27th Apr 2018, 05:47am) *
Thank you very much folks, for the various ways of making mince 'n totties. Your replies were both useful and entertaining. I'm surprised at the lack of mention of the "Ah...Bisto!" addition. Cheers, Dugald.


entertaining is the keyword on these kind of boards. One person starts a subject and others follow with their tuppence worth. Unfortunately,,it invariably descends in to vitriol,and the entertainment is kaput ! I`ve seen so many Scottish boards shut down when the light hearted banter turns nasty.
wombat Posted 26th Apr 2018, 08:28pm
  [quote name='bilbo.s' date='23rd Apr 2018, 11:01pm' post='3738124']
Colonial rubbish! And to add insult to injury, IKEA! WTF!
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rolleyes.gif mince n totties in a flat pack ? wacko.gif
Dugald Posted 26th Apr 2018, 07:47pm
  Thank you very much folks, for the various ways of making mince 'n totties. Your replies were both useful and entertaining. I'm surprised at the lack of mention of the "Ah...Bisto!" addition. Cheers, Dugald.
taurus Posted 25th Apr 2018, 08:51pm
  right off the subject here Bilbo,but it`s good to share old time memories. My mother`s mince was 'pathetic' or in today`s young folks lingo "gross". She just chuckedin the mince watr and Bisto,voila,a watery mess,same with stew. We lived above a wee resataurant,and their mince was to die for,queues out in the street every lunchtime with working men. My mum did the dishes in there,so she saw how it was cooked. I told her how much I loved it,she said och they add flour and maybe porridge oats,no matter,if my mother had followed that example,but no,too much Glasgow housewife pride,her way was fine,by her standards. Chicken ??? I got sent to the local fishmonger for a wee bit,it was cut up in legs and breasts etc all on the slab,so I never saw a WHOLE chicken until I was married. This is the God`s truth. I was walking down the stairs the day after Christmas and saw a whole carcass on the stair,flung out for one of the many cats,and I wondered,how anyone would know how to cook a whole chicken. As the years went on I learned,had to.
DannyH Posted 25th Apr 2018, 05:03pm
 
QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 24th Apr 2018, 10:41pm) *
Dearie me! You don't like criticism, do you. I stand by what I wrote about your abortion of a dish. I have never seen such an unattractive presentation of mince in all my life. Whoever cooked that unsightly, lumpy mess should be banned sin die from the kitchen.

I assume that the crap firm of IKEA, in your neck of the woods, inflicts on the populace "foodstuffs" as well as their rubbish furnishings. We in Europe are spared that and have much to be thankful for.

I cannot share your apparent nostalgia for school dinners, as I never partook of them. AS a kid in Shettleston I used to see, and smell, the van going down to the school with its load of galvy containers of swill. It gave me the boak, not always of the dry variety.

Bilbo, I ,don’t want to get involved with your ongoing dispute, but I have to ask you, when did Scotland move out of Europe?

IKEA has a very well supported store at Braehead near Glasgow airport. It has been there for years.
Maybe. I have misread your post.

I think IKEA is a European company, I could be wrong about that too.

Danny Harris
bilbo.s Posted 25th Apr 2018, 07:36am
  Taurus, I share most of your memories, a I was born in 1942 and spent my "formative years" in Shettleston. I fondly remember the Mackintosh Reds from Canada ( they were no myth, although I cannot verify the source), and various other free goodies from Australia and the States.

Until the age of 9, my school was only a hundred yards or so from the house and so I came home for dinner. I have few memories of what that meal consisted, but we were not rich by any standards and mince was the only butcher meat affordable. Chicken was a luxury for Christmas only and I was well into my late teens before I ever had a steak, although I was fortunate enough to be taken to Belgium on holiday in 1953, and I was amazed to see what looked like a week's ration of beef being served at dinner.

I still maintain that POW's version of mince'n'totties looks like an abomination compared to what my mammy and her mammy before her used to serve me. Typically, that member has chosen to personally attack me, not to mention a slur on my adopted country. He would be better employed improving his culinary skills.

Regards.


taurus Posted 25th Apr 2018, 12:05am
  Bilbo ,regarding school dinners,living through rationing I was always hungry,and the smell and thought of a good meal after a morning at school,was very welcome to me. Not all the food was appetising,mince and soup were the only 2 I could warm to. My Glasgow friends here still talk of "dinner school mince",with nostalgia. Then,the big excitement of the day was ,when leaving the room,a lady was standing at the door handing out an APPLE to each child. In days when that was non existant in the shops,what a delight.
I heard a story (maybe a myth not sure ) about a woman who did very well in Canada and sent home boxes of Mackintosh Reds for the children of Glasgow who were deprived of such luxuries during rationing. I didnt go very often to the dinner school,my mum couldn`t afford the cost,and when she did buy me a weekly ticket ,it was spoiled by the nasty boys at the end of the table,spitting in the food as they passed it up the table. I never went back,such a waste of my mother`s hard earned money.
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