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what do you eat/or prepare straight from the can, jar, package, etc.. that is perfect just as it is as a meal or snack? ?

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jazzpjr Aug 26, 2006 11:08 AM

mine is 'Stagg Chili Vegetable Garden four-bean corn and bell pepper chili'...you dont have to do a thing to it..sometimes i add some raw chopped onion and a bit of sour cream and some cilantro.. a sprinkle of cheddar if its around..but honestly it doesnt need anything..

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    ggconcannon Sep 25, 2006 06:54 PM

    Campbell's cream of mushroom soup .. straight, ritz crackers and butter, hot pepper jelly over cream cheese.. on a ritz, two oreos filling .. discard one empty cookie.. eat only the one with double filling , nestle quick , straight with a spoon , marinated peppers on a roll , air dried beef with cream cheese( otherwise it won't slide down your throat, vienna sausages from the can .. give the cats the liquid stuff, raw bacon , at one time we boiled it and then would hunk it off the slab .. now i just sneak a piece.. used to have bacon bread ( the fat off the bacon , plus bits of bacon on top of onions..( then a long lost friend will come to your door....guaranteed to be stinky moment...

    1. TexasToast Sep 25, 2006 01:46 PM

      Ditto to the segments!

      Also, I'm adding mushroom & truffle "caviar" and, in a pinch, foie gras.

      TT

      1. rteplow Sep 25, 2006 04:50 AM

        canned mandarin orange segments!

        canned caponata

        there's an artichoke caponata in a jar that's great. I forget the brand.

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          KellyBelly Sep 18, 2006 10:55 PM

          I haven't seen a single person reply with this. Must be just me. How about that powdered CREMORA milk product. I used to eat it by the spoonful a grandma's when I was a little girl. YUM!

          1. cherrytreegirl Sep 18, 2006 04:01 AM

            Campbell's chunky "soup that eats like a meal", amen.

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              porkypine Sep 12, 2006 02:42 PM

              Thank you for posting smoked oysters. Yes, I do this too. One time I put them on a salad and it was tasty, but just not the same as opening a can and digging in.

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                mollydi Sep 12, 2006 04:16 AM

                dill pickles of course, and i can down a whole jar of pickled brussels sprouts in 10 minutes flat. mmmmmm
                and i used to drink buttermilk. until i could feel my arteries clogging...

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                  Parrot Fish Sep 11, 2006 05:37 AM

                  Peanut Butter

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                    SuzyInChains Sep 11, 2006 05:24 AM

                    Sour cream by the spoonful (must be my Ukrainian blood), and black raspberry jelly from the jar with a knife.

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                      doowopredneck Sep 11, 2006 02:17 AM

                      Cool Whip still frozen. It's better than ice cream, and cheaper. It's even tastier with a little Smuckers Magic Shell chocolate sauce drizzled on it. Since it's non-dairy I've even convinced myself it's a health food.

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                        piccola Sep 10, 2006 11:54 PM

                        I need to expand my list to add:

                        veggie chili, esp. if chilled
                        hummus/babaghanoush/roasted veggies spead (basically, all Sabra products)
                        cottage cheese
                        frozen whipped topping
                        sugar-free cherry pie filling (OK, the last two are guilty pleasures)

                        1. HillJ Sep 10, 2006 08:26 PM

                          I pour chocolate syrup into a jar of peanut butter for a quick Reese's cup pick me up :) old camping trick.

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                            jackiecat Sep 10, 2006 12:56 AM

                            I can't believe no one has posted these. Canned whipped cream squirted into my mouth. Any flavor canned icing. Unbaked cookie dough (the slice and bake kind)

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                              jazzpjr Sep 10, 2006 03:56 AM

                              ..wow..youre right!!.. what an grave omission!..but only the extra creamy type canned whipped cream will do..thanks for posting ..i want some now!..is there anyone who never did this?..

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                                piccola Sep 10, 2006 04:39 PM

                                Never had spray whipped cream. Ever. In any shape or form.
                                But then again, I don't even like real whipped cream.

                            2. vicki_vale Sep 10, 2006 12:29 AM

                              Kippers in tomato sauce. Very smelly. Close the curtains. Do this alone.

                              Smoked oysters. Do this hovering over the kitchen counter. Keep a wad of bread handy to wipe up the oil dripping down your chin. Same as above.

                              Spaghetti-o's. The best!

                              1. limster Sep 6, 2006 02:45 AM

                                Chocolate, potato chips.

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                                  TexasToast Sep 10, 2006 02:38 PM

                                  At the same time?

                                  TT

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                                  sheiladeedee Sep 5, 2006 12:09 PM

                                  Whole berry cranberry sauce, right from the can, or on vanilla ice cream. (It's better with a little finely chopped onion and jalapeno.)

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                                    Humbucker Sep 4, 2006 10:36 PM

                                    -kimchi/panchan
                                    -grated parmesan cheese by the spoonful
                                    -fruit preserves
                                    -pork sung
                                    -powdered hot chocolate mix
                                    -grade B maple syrup
                                    -instant noodle crumbs left in the bottom of the wrapper

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                                      Bostonbob3 Sep 4, 2006 09:02 PM

                                      Well, I've sucked anchovy paste out of a tube, so I think I could do tomato paste. :)

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                                        jazzpjr Sep 5, 2006 01:07 AM

                                        thats hysterical..you jaws must have been very overworked! what a visual.. lol..

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                                        Bostonbob3 Sep 4, 2006 08:12 PM

                                        As I read through this thread, I realized I've eaten about 95% of the "odd" things mentioned.

                                        We're all quite insane you know.

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                                          jazzpjr Sep 4, 2006 08:57 PM

                                          insane and very hungry!..95% is a goodly number bob...but tell me is included in there an entire tube of italian tomatoe paste as posted by ghbrooklyn???(minus the tube hopefully!).. now thats novel!

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                                          fryrose Sep 2, 2006 03:56 AM

                                          Solo poppy seed filling straight from the can. No idea why but every once in a blue moon...

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                                            jazzpjr Sep 2, 2006 03:28 AM

                                            glurp?..now thats novel!

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                                              wayne keyser Sep 2, 2006 03:12 AM

                                              Franco-American spaghetti, but it has to be fairly fresh (the can MUST "glurp" when I shake it vigorously)

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                                                beckiefd Sep 4, 2006 08:04 PM

                                                Do you own a copyright on that word glurp, if not, may I use it?

                                              2. revsharkie Sep 2, 2006 01:47 AM

                                                I used to eat Grape-Nuts cereal dry as a snack, but my dentist made me quit eating it at all. Says it's too hard.

                                                Canned refried beans are fine with just a little heat applied, but I usually mix in a few onions and top with shredded cheese.

                                                Velveeta.

                                                I second (third, fourth, whatever) peanut butter and Nutella.

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                                                  now_with_flavor Sep 2, 2006 01:29 AM

                                                  I know someone who takes those instant potato flakes shakes them into the mouth and then swishes it down with some water.

                                                  IMO, instant mashed potatos are hard to make any easier.

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                                                    Dr. Ska Sep 1, 2006 12:50 PM

                                                    Olives, usually pitted, and imitation crab meat. The girl doesn't like olives, so I don't keep them around the house, and imitation crab meat, I have NO idea why I love it so much, don't even use ketchup or sauce or anything. Bought some just the other day with the excuse of putting it in a salad or something, I dunno, and it just vanished.

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                                                      Veggietales Sep 10, 2006 11:44 PM

                                                      I was scared that I would have to post and admit my love of imitation crab meat. Everyone thinks i'm gross for loving it. For me, it has to come straight from the fridge and be real cold, if the "crab" has come close to room temp, I can't swallow it- pun intended.

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                                                        TexasToast Sep 10, 2006 11:52 PM

                                                        What exactly IS "imiation crab meat"? Isn't it just Alaskan Pollack made into coral pink coated fish sticks?

                                                        TT

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                                                          Humbucker Sep 11, 2006 01:36 AM

                                                          I like surimi, too! Go to any asian grocery and see all the different varieties of fishcakes and simulated shellfish products and you'll never be ashamed again.

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                                                            Sweet Pea Sep 12, 2006 04:45 PM

                                                            Yes! I totally forgot about this stuff. I love grabbing a few sticks and peeling them like string cheese. I've been known to eat half a package this way for dinner, leaning against the kitchen counter. Followed by some pickles for the vegetable component of the meal, of course.

                                                        2. TexasToast Sep 1, 2006 11:29 AM

                                                          Jazzpjr, isn't the whole point of this thread to find out foods which, while not "designed to be eaten straight out of a can/ box/ container, etc" are nevertheless consumed in that way?

                                                          I mean, ice cream and pickles are supposed to be served like that. Whether you place them in a bowl or not before eating doesn't alter them in and way.

                                                          TT

                                                          1. junglekitte Sep 1, 2006 05:13 AM

                                                            ICE CREAM!
                                                            cheese!
                                                            dulce de leche
                                                            pickles
                                                            hearts of palm
                                                            i second trader joe's tomato/pepper soup...soooooo good.
                                                            any nut butter...
                                                            nutella
                                                            sardines
                                                            tinned danish mackerel in tomato sauce
                                                            and tinned danish cod liver

                                                            1. sillyrabbit Sep 1, 2006 04:57 AM

                                                              Spaghetti sauce from a jar. Room temp or cold. By the spoonful. Yum!

                                                              1. Emme Sep 1, 2006 04:40 AM

                                                                Second the jam, Nutella, hearts of palm...

                                                                Cream cheese frosting... I even make my own sometimes out of low fat cream cheese, smart balance, vanilla, and splenda...

                                                                Maple syrup and butter mixed and spread on bread or a bagel. I know, very back woods.

                                                                Stovetop stuffing.

                                                                Trader Joe's couscous salad.

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                                                                  mendicant_av8r Sep 1, 2006 02:20 AM

                                                                  Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream
                                                                  Haagen Dazs chocolate chocolate chip ice cream
                                                                  Haagen Dazs mint chip ice cream
                                                                  etc... ;-}

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                                                                    TulsaNoah Aug 31, 2006 07:26 PM

                                                                    not a single person has mentioned ice cream. Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia please.

                                                                    pickled okra straight from the jar...don't mind the juice that just dripped from my fingers down my forearm and onto the hardwood floors...(this can also apply to cherry peppers...)

                                                                    The black bean soup in a can that comes from Mexico...can be doctored if desired...

                                                                    Pace picante sauce...i could eat it with a spoon...

                                                                    CEREAL

                                                                    ...it's so sad that i could keep going...

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                                                                      beckiefd Sep 2, 2006 01:28 AM

                                                                      Oh yes! If the juice doesn't slide down your forearm and drip onto the floor, well, it just isn't a pickle!

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                                                                      beckiefd Aug 31, 2006 07:15 PM

                                                                      Spam, olives, peanut butter, cereal, spaghettios (!), all and any beans, condensed soup sans water, pickled beets from a jar only, ice cream of course, tuna, stewed tomatoes, sardines.

                                                                      I should just list the stuff I won't eat.

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                                                                        jerrypryor Aug 31, 2006 07:06 PM

                                                                        In addition to all the pickles, beans, corn, fruit, peanut butter, tuna, cereal,I also like pickeled Okra and pickeled
                                                                        mushrooms (when I can fine them) straight from the jar.

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                                                                          jazzpjr Aug 31, 2006 04:10 PM

                                                                          ..just remembered Trader Joe's 'Organic Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Soup'-comes in a box..just heat it a bit..needs no embellishment.. super delcious!.. could it eat every day..

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                                                                            hungryabbey Aug 31, 2006 01:41 AM

                                                                            jam of course.
                                                                            uhh.. my little sister used to eat hot dogs before we cooked them. Im not sure if thats dangerous or not, but she did it and never got sick.

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                                                                              Sweet Pea Aug 30, 2006 07:08 PM

                                                                              -Anything pickled, esp. pickled hot pepper mix, sliced beets and kosher dills. And capers! I can eat a whole jar of capers in one sitting.
                                                                              -Add me to the maple beans and cold corn from the can camps as well.
                                                                              - Sour cream...so tart. So tasty!

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                                                                                TexasToast Aug 31, 2006 04:25 PM

                                                                                Spicy picked whole green beans from this place:

                                                                                http://www.eolacherry.com/

                                                                                Delicious! They also do cherries (in any color and flavor).

                                                                                TT

                                                                              2. gini Aug 30, 2006 12:40 PM

                                                                                I 3rd nutella. Olives, pickles, nut butter.

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                                                                                  srr Aug 30, 2006 06:30 AM

                                                                                  -Spaghetti-O's, that's right, cold, straight from the can
                                                                                  -chickpeas
                                                                                  -canned potatoes sprinkled with salt
                                                                                  -Spam, of course!

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                                                                                    Bobfrmia Sep 2, 2006 05:23 AM

                                                                                    Spam, of course! But a slight spread of peanut butter helps everything.
                                                                                    Tommorow I won't believe I posted this.
                                                                                    But that would be a topic for the beer board.

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                                                                                    kayandallie Aug 29, 2006 11:03 PM

                                                                                    Asparagus, straight from the can with a dollop of mayo. Sigh, I don't have any, now that you've reminded me...woe is me.
                                                                                    Amy's frozen dinners, except for the veggie shepherd's pie I had tonight, which was awful when contrasted with the homemade chicken tagine with mashed potatoes I've had the last two nights. Maybe I'm getting tired of Amy's....

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                                                                                      jazzpjr Aug 30, 2006 05:01 AM

                                                                                      ..Cedarlane Garden Vegetarian Lasagna...hits the spot!

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                                                                                        twh1475 Aug 31, 2006 06:36 PM

                                                                                        when asparagus is out of season, I like to open a can of Campbells Cream of Asparagus, 1/2 can milk or half&half, and can of chopped asparagus...YUM!

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                                                                                          pikawicca Sep 18, 2006 10:31 PM

                                                                                          No, most of Amy's stuff is good -- I eat them for lunch when I'm in a rush -- but the Shepherd's Pie is gross!

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                                                                                            TexasToast Sep 18, 2006 10:35 PM

                                                                                            Linda McCartney made the most wonderful vegetarian Shepard's pie and lasagna. Tasted very meaty!

                                                                                            TT

                                                                                        2. jenniebnyc Aug 29, 2006 10:48 PM

                                                                                          jar of three bean salad

                                                                                          canned of fruit cocktail

                                                                                          1. rumgum Aug 29, 2006 10:36 PM

                                                                                            sardines!! for some odd reason, i love green beans from a can. i never grew up eating them in my home. someone heated them up once with butter, salt and pepper, and i'm hooked.

                                                                                            1. rose water Aug 29, 2006 10:31 PM

                                                                                              dolmeh--stuffed grape leaves. generally with some lemon juice or a touch of sugar sprinkled on top

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                                                                                                phoebek Aug 29, 2006 06:45 PM

                                                                                                Pinjur - a red pepper, tomato, and eggplant spread from Trader Joe's - great on pita (or other bread!)

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                                                                                                  jordana Aug 29, 2006 06:34 PM

                                                                                                  I love olives from the can. Green olives from Israel are so good. I think the are osem brand. I could live on them.
                                                                                                  also Cranberry sauce!!!

                                                                                                  1. cheesepowder Aug 29, 2006 04:21 PM

                                                                                                    Underwood deviled ham.

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                                                                                                      SavourySam Aug 29, 2006 04:19 PM

                                                                                                      Yup. Small whoole beets right from the can -- with a little salt and papper, of course!

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                                                                                                        Slow Foodie Aug 29, 2006 04:09 PM

                                                                                                        Canned fruit is a guilty pleasure-mandarin oranges, kadota figs, pears and even crab apples. I also sometimes like the cheapo super jumbo canned Lindsay olives better than the fancy frenchie ones.

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                                                                                                          Sam Ottawa Aug 29, 2006 03:36 PM

                                                                                                          Nutella. C'mon people, I can't be the only one!

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                                                                                                            twh1475 Aug 31, 2006 06:32 PM

                                                                                                            Sam,
                                                                                                            Love to indulge with Nutella spread on shortbread cookie, like Lorna Doones.....

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                                                                                                              TexasToast Sep 1, 2006 11:23 AM

                                                                                                              You can spread nutella on all kinds of things . . . but that's probably best saved for another Board :)

                                                                                                              TT

                                                                                                          2. MsDiPesto Aug 28, 2006 07:59 PM

                                                                                                            Chef Boy-ar-Dee cheese ravioli.
                                                                                                            Cream of chicken soup.
                                                                                                            Hellman's horseradish sauce on a spoon.
                                                                                                            Ketchup on a spoon.

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                                                                                                              macca Aug 29, 2006 04:16 PM

                                                                                                              OMG- My brother used to eat beefaroni right from the can- and It made me crazy!! I will have to ask him if he still does! Another of my brothers puts ketchup on his pasta! WE had a family vacation this summer, and one of the noghts we had pasta with meat sauce ( courtesy of my Italian SIL). And- you guessed it- the son of the ketchup brother passed on the sauce, and liberally used the ketchup. We all gos a good laugh. If it is genetic, glad it passed my part of the family.

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                                                                                                                Bostonbob3 Sep 4, 2006 08:10 PM

                                                                                                                Well, I certainly still eat Beefaroni cold. No need to heat it up, it's nature's candy right out of the can. :)

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                                                                                                              porkypine Aug 28, 2006 07:36 PM

                                                                                                              Ditto that, except I eat Dulce de Leche (instead) right out of the can/jar. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be eaten?

                                                                                                              I always enjoyed Mary Kitchen corned beef hash right out of the can (unheated.) Also Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. Finally Tang, unmixed with water. These habits all developed in adolescence, and my parents were so horrified I actually had to hide the fact that I was doing this. I still have to hide it from my husband.

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                                                                                                                beckiefd Sep 2, 2006 01:25 AM

                                                                                                                Jesus God, sumbody else eats Mary Kitchen corned beef hash unheated. BTW I love the name porkypine (makes me think of when my boy was little - "Mommy we saw a porkypine at the zoo!" Time of his life.

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                                                                                                                WineWidow Aug 28, 2006 07:30 PM

                                                                                                                Sweetened condensed milk. Yes, I know you are all gagging, but seriously, that stuff is the guiltiest of all guilty pleasures for me...especially if you open the can and then leave it in the fridge to caramelize for a day or two, ohhhhhhhhh.

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                                                                                                                  mrsleny Aug 30, 2006 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                  YES! I did this when I was young. I used to also eat butter. I cut a small chunk off and let it melt in my mouth. Gross, huh?

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                                                                                                                    TexasToast Aug 31, 2006 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                    I still can't do butter. Not plain. But a whipped butter with some kalamata olvies is another matter entirely!

                                                                                                                    TT

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                                                                                                                      jazzpjr Aug 31, 2006 04:32 PM

                                                                                                                      .. thought i was the only one.. when i was a baby/kid (looong time ago) they tell me i used to eat plain butter by the handfull..(pre-cholesterol awareness days)..im still attracted to the creamy taste and texture of room temperature butter...but dont give into the impulse!

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                                                                                                                    Beach Plum Aug 28, 2006 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                    Mandarin oranges.

                                                                                                                    1. Candy Aug 28, 2006 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                      Rougie pate de foie gras, though spread on a really good warm baguette is heaven.

                                                                                                                      1. kate.s Aug 28, 2006 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                        I love uncooked ramen noodles. They are nice and crunchy and you can break them up and sprinkle them on salads.

                                                                                                                        1. gypsy Aug 28, 2006 06:54 PM

                                                                                                                          really good imported tomato paste
                                                                                                                          chickpeas
                                                                                                                          sardines

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                                                                                                                            MrsMillar Aug 28, 2006 05:18 PM

                                                                                                                            When I've had a bad day, or just don't feel like putting much effort into food, I'll have Velveeta Shells & Cheese, all by itself. I also love asparagus out of the can; it doesn't even have to be warmed.

                                                                                                                            1. Fozzie_Bear Aug 28, 2006 04:40 PM

                                                                                                                              Marmite on toast.

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                                                                                                                                saltandpepper Aug 28, 2006 04:36 PM

                                                                                                                                I also like vegetarian beans from the can -- sometimes warmed up, sometimes not. I also eat tuna or sardines in oil from the can and, some days, if I'm really going nuts for salt, anchovies!

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                                                                                                                                  cheryl_h Aug 28, 2006 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                  Nutella.

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                                                                                                                                    Nom De Plume Aug 28, 2006 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                    Salsa, canned spiced chopped tomatoes (eg: Contadina), brown mustard. Second on tuna out of the can, although lemon pepper is an even easier route than lemon juice, and hence the one I take.

                                                                                                                                    1. Becca Porter Aug 28, 2006 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                                      Boiled peanuts from a can, not as good as fresh obviously, but great at knocking out a salty craving.

                                                                                                                                      Jif Peanut butter

                                                                                                                                      -Becca

                                                                                                                                      1. therealbigtasty Aug 28, 2006 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                        Canned beets.

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                                                                                                                                          jazzpjr Aug 28, 2006 01:02 PM

                                                                                                                                          yes..especially the little whole beets..thanks for the reminder!

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                                                                                                                                            Bostonbob3 Aug 28, 2006 01:12 PM

                                                                                                                                            Add another person to the staight-from-the-can beets column. But I like the plain version, not the pickled kind.

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                                                                                                                                              jazzpjr Aug 28, 2006 06:33 PM

                                                                                                                                              agreed.. never the pickled kind!

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                                                                                                                                              thenurse Aug 29, 2006 07:21 PM

                                                                                                                                              Pickled for sure, esp. if they're homemade rather than store bought. Then use the rest of the pickling juice as a vinaigrette with EVOO, s&p, spinach, blue cheese, and more beets!

                                                                                                                                          2. designerboy01 Aug 27, 2006 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                                            There are a line of recipies you can make from cans. I think it was a fad for housewifes in the 50s. Tuna casserole, boil noodles, 1 can campbells cream of chicken, 1 can of tuna/or you can use spam. I hate spam but that is one of the ways I would eat it.

                                                                                                                                            1. designerboy01 Aug 27, 2006 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                              I make humus with a can of chickpeas or sorbet with canned fruit frozen in its own syrup.

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                                                                                                                                                bijoux16 Aug 27, 2006 07:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                hearts of palm
                                                                                                                                                Medjool dates
                                                                                                                                                cereal... I can eat an entire box of cereal in one sitting (cringe)

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                                                                                                                                                  ghbrooklyn Aug 26, 2006 06:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                  •those marinated white anchovies from spain. on a piece of toasted baguette or one of those swedish cardomom crisps they sell at Ikea.

                                                                                                                                                  •pickles of all kinds.

                                                                                                                                                  •second on canned corn

                                                                                                                                                  •second on peanut butter

                                                                                                                                                  •someone i know eats those canned whole asparagus spears but i wouldn't recommend it.

                                                                                                                                                  •I once ate a tube of Italian tomato paste...

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                                                                                                                                                    TexasToast Aug 28, 2006 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                    When you said pickles, I was reminded of caperberries. Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                    jordana Aug 26, 2006 03:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                    I eat tuna right out of te can sometimes with a little bit of lemon juice.
                                                                                                                                                    Also corn niblets.

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                                                                                                                                                      jazzpjr Aug 26, 2006 04:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                      yes yes..white shoepeg corn right out of the can.. been doing this since i was a little kid..thanks for reminding me!

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                                                                                                                                                        eve Aug 26, 2006 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                        me too. almost seems a waste to heat.

                                                                                                                                                    2. Davwud Aug 26, 2006 02:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Peanut butter. I take a spoon (My finger if my wife isn't around) do a scoop and I'm happy.

                                                                                                                                                      DT

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                                                                                                                                                        PseudoNerd Sep 5, 2006 11:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                        ditto!

                                                                                                                                                      2. Deenso Aug 26, 2006 02:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Chickpeas - drained & rinsed, tossed with a little S&P and maybe some chopped red onion, parsley and a splash of vinegar, if I'm feeling at all ambitious.

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                                                                                                                                                          KRS Aug 26, 2006 02:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Beer ;-)

                                                                                                                                                          Pickled creamed herring.

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                                                                                                                                                            jazzpjr Aug 26, 2006 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                            ...and matjes herring...ahhh

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                                                                                                                                                            j2brady Aug 26, 2006 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Maple baked beans straight from a can. It is a guilty pleasure!

                                                                                                                                                            When by BF can't be home for dinner I indulge...he is allergic so I take advantage when I can.

                                                                                                                                                            Jenna

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                                                                                                                                                              piccola Aug 27, 2006 02:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Veggie baked beans are awesome straight from the can. As are veggie refried beans.

                                                                                                                                                              I've also been known to eat frozen berries from the bag, esp. in the summer.

                                                                                                                                                              Fresh cottage cheese is another spoon-worthy snack.

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                                                                                                                                                                TexasToast Aug 28, 2006 09:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                I'm assuming that you heat them up? Or must "straight from the can" be taken literally in this thread?

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                                                                                                                                                                  piccola Aug 28, 2006 01:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  In my case, straight from the can means no heating. But I can't speak for everyone.

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                                                                                                                                                                    jazzpjr Aug 29, 2006 01:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    ..no not literally..just generally something that is great just as it is..heated or not..you can add goodies if you like but dont have to..

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                                                                                                                                                                      TexasToast Aug 29, 2006 10:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      I can't do beans straight from the can cold. But if they've been heated once and then allowed to cool, I can eat those!

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                                                                                                                                                                      Bostonbob3 Sep 4, 2006 08:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      No heating allowed. Straight from the can means exactly that. Heating is cheating (at least in this bizzare context).

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