View Full Version : 2000th Member Giveaway!

10-16-2012, 01:37 PM
You guys all know what a big fan I am of vintage knives, especially the beautiful Forgecraft Chef Knives. Well, in celebration of our awesome community getting bigger everyday and hitting the 2000 mark, I'm giving away a Forgecraft Chef Knife that needs some love, but only in the cosmetics department. The profile is solid, the handle is tight, but there is some patina/surface rust that needs cleaning up. I was going to do it myself and sell it, but I know you guys are all curious about these great blades and have a desire to make a knife your own. Here's your chance!

A pic will follow shortly, but you all know what these are all about! Pure awesome vintage cutting fun!!!

To enter, just tell me your favourite food, as a kid, and whether or not it is still a guilty pleasure.

Mine was KD, and yes, you're damn right I still love it!

10-16-2012, 02:03 PM
spaghetti with meat sauce made from ground beef and sausage. is this what you mean? btw, I still love it.

10-16-2012, 02:06 PM
Yup! That was tied for my fave, come to think of it.

10-16-2012, 02:08 PM
My mom used to make me grilled cheese and tomato soup, and call it gorilla cheese. How those sandwiches changed my life, wow. You better believe I still make a grilled cheese everyonce in awhile. I like to make deep fried finger grilled cheeses :D

10-16-2012, 02:18 PM
Pyttipanna with fries eggs... and hell yeah it's something i can mow down like a bear!

10-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Hamburgers. Still think burgers are one of the perfect foods.

Thanks, Lefty!

10-16-2012, 03:00 PM
macaroni and cheese. good macaroni and cheese. and it's a still a pleasure, and in no way guilty.

10-16-2012, 03:05 PM
Liverwurst on good bread, certainly still a guilty pleasure.

10-16-2012, 03:16 PM
Macaroni and cheese with extra cheese. About 2500 calories a meal. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

10-16-2012, 03:27 PM
Corn dogs, still can't resist em.

10-16-2012, 03:32 PM
Deep dish pizza that my mom made in a huge pan that my dad made. If I can get the pan from the sister that has it I would try to make one like it!

10-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Pork & Shrimp Egg Rolls with Peanut butter in the mix. I can still eat 7-8 in a sitting and yes it is a guilty pleasure I still enjoy.

10-16-2012, 03:35 PM
Mom's homemade Meatballs with fresh spaghetti and homemade tomatosouce... only mom knows :). i tryd about 10001 times. never gets as good even thou i know what she use. :(

10-16-2012, 03:35 PM
Grandma's biscuits and gravy. Still could eat them every day.

10-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Macaroni, bacon and tomatoes. A simple thing my grandma made for us and I still make it. It is pure comfort for me and a connection to fond memories.

The Edge
10-16-2012, 03:44 PM
Chips and salsa. My parents would get mad if I ate a tub of ice cream late at night, so they offered a large 3lb bag of chips with a 64 ounce bottle of la Victoria salsa as an alternate choice. Still one of my favorite snack foods, though now I tend to make my own salsa.

mr drinky
10-16-2012, 03:53 PM
Lefse. It's a Norwegian potato flat bread. For a shamefully long time I thought everyone in America ate this during the holidays.


Cutty Sharp
10-16-2012, 04:32 PM
Anything my Oma (grandma) would make - all and only Dutch food. She was a little traditional and suspicious if it wasn't, you see, but still was a much better cook than my more open-minded mother. Boerenkool, snert, pannenkoeken, meat meth boterjus, oliebollen, rice pie and several other goodies. Sure I'd still like it, but she's not around anymore.

10-16-2012, 04:54 PM
peanut butter and banana sandwich. it has to have miracle whip on it tho.. I still make it every now and then. Damn I have to goto the store.

10-16-2012, 04:58 PM
Rosti potatoes or "Potato pancakes" as my grandmother called them. still love it

The hekler
10-16-2012, 05:12 PM
My fathers meatball's (from his off the boat Italian mother), if I happen by any day hen he's making sauce I'll still steal about 10-15 out of the pan and eat them fresh. I always see it as a waste when after frying they get dumped into the simmering sauce, as they are at there best stuck on a fork straight from the oil and lightly salted.

10-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Campfire jaffles. Usually filled with leftovers from the niht before.

I'm not even sure I they exist in North America, but its a toasted sandwich cooked in a cast iron press that seals the edges to make a sort of sandwich pocket.

My favourite was always bolognese.

10-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Baked chicken and rice

10-16-2012, 06:15 PM
my grandmother's brisket and these crazy little oven fried potatoes

Von blewitt
10-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, gravy. we ate that once a week my whole
Childhood, my mum still makes it whenever we are all together.

Don Nguyen
10-16-2012, 09:06 PM
For some reason, broccoli was my favorite, and while I still do like it, it's just a vegetable...

10-16-2012, 09:15 PM
Childhood -- mainly bbq spare ribs. When very young (toddler) it was hot dogs.

Guess it's a pork thang :cool2:

10-16-2012, 09:46 PM
Italian cold cut sub with everything on it, hots, oil and vinegar...absolutely still eat them, usually 2-3 a month.

10-16-2012, 10:15 PM
My mom was/is a horrendous cook. However she did make me a meal out of this cheap little D.C. comics cookbook flyer thing. It was a Superman cheeseburger. Topped with a cheddar slice cut 5 sided and an S Superman logo.
My dad was the good cook. Believe it or not my favorite of his was S.O.S. He told me when I got older, he'd tell me what it meant. We also had these killer "hobo dinners" all wrapped in foil that you'd throw in the campfire on a Boy Scout camping trip.

10-16-2012, 10:28 PM
Pot roast & mashed. My Mom learned the recipe her father, who was a Navy cook in the 30's.

10-16-2012, 10:32 PM
Idilie and dosa......and yes still my fav

10-16-2012, 10:35 PM
As a child, one of my favorite things to eat was actually the hot-case cheeseburger at the AM/PM. They were these greasy, rubbery little things with a soggy bun and a slice of American cheese; you could buy them for less than a buck a piece, and I'd frequently get two or three and stack them together with a squirt of mayo from a little packet. It's no wonder that I was an overweight child, but hell, I still remember with fondness walking in to the convenience store, grabbing a handful of those aluminum-foil wrapped burger-bombs, and making myself sick.

The last time I was in Tucson I found an AM/PM that still carried them, almost 15 years since I'd last had one, and bought out their entire supply.

Edit - someone was kind enough to upload a picture of these horrible (and delicious) little bastards!


Pensacola Tiger
10-16-2012, 10:38 PM
My favorite meal that my mother fixed for us was baked swordfish with potato latkes and applesauce. I make it every once in a while, but not very often.

10-16-2012, 10:49 PM
One things is as a little boy i and my friends went to a small Mexican restaurant and for 35 cents two sauced tortilla's .
which was there sauce for other dishes rolled up in a flour tortilla . I miss that place, family owned .

sachem allison
10-16-2012, 11:06 PM
My mother's world famous Cha Gio (shrimp, pork and shrimp springrolls) and her Thit Heo Kho ( we just call it brown meat) fresh pork belly stewed in fish sauce, burnt sugar, coconut water , onions, garlic, scallions and either hard boiled chicken or my favorite quail eggs served over rice. Salty, sweet and savory. yumm.
My fathers Homemade chili and his slow cooked bbq brisket. finger licking good.

sachem allison
10-16-2012, 11:13 PM
how come I can't post any pics? My manage attachment button is gone.

10-16-2012, 11:15 PM
cuz you got baaad pitchers!

10-17-2012, 02:22 AM
Spagetthi Bolognese. My fathers that spent what felt like an eternity on the stove. Oh yeah, i'm not eating as much pasta as i used to but still indulge sometimes...
My kids also love "pappas meatsauce" but it's probably a tie between that and pyttipanna with fried eggs for them.

10-17-2012, 03:59 AM
I remember walking home from school extra quick if I knew there was left over spaghetti n the fridge. Best of all though, Christmas cookie - peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's kiss in the middle. My wife calls them peanut butter butter blossoms. I call them peanut butter crack nipples.

10-17-2012, 04:04 AM
Tonkatsu (made of cutlets from the loin) with shredded cabbage and LOTS of hot, fresh rice. I could eat four or five whole pieces in a sitting. My sauce of choice was the Ikari brand tonkatsu sauce. And, I had to have milk to drink while eating it.

On the rare occasion I do make tonkatsu, I still eat a bunch of it (at least 2 or three whole pieces), and I still drink milk while eating it, or beer now that I'm an adult. But, I now prefer Bulldog tonkatsu sauce. :)

10-17-2012, 04:04 AM
It was pizza and i still love it :)

10-17-2012, 06:07 AM
Keep 'em coming, guys! This is fun to read. :)

I'll get a pic of the little prize posted tomorrow. I meant to do it lat night, but ran out of time and I work literally all day, today. It should be up by tomorrow at noon, which will be the cut-off.

To select a winner, I'm going to do a random number generator, bringing it down to five. The five will then be given new numbers (1-5), I'll repeat and bring it down to three and do the same. THEN, I'll announce the lucky new owner of an old knife :D

10-17-2012, 06:58 AM
Mine used to the be the blue box Mac and Cheese. My tastes have changes or they've changes their recipe to cheapen it up (likely both) but can't really stand the stuff anymore.

Mike L.
10-17-2012, 10:13 AM
Hamburgers. Hamburgers. Hamburgers. In my teens, mom would fix them for me for breakfast.
Still love hamburgers.

10-18-2012, 02:00 AM
This thread brings back some memories, including the Peanut Butter Fudge my Grandmother used to make. I don't eat any fudge now, not because its the most unhealthy food that exists, but because it all tastes like crap. Tomorrow I google.

10-18-2012, 04:34 AM
Mine were mom's homemade potstickers, made with pork, sun dried cabbage, and chives. very labor intensive. since my parents live close, the guys at the firehouse get to enjoy them every so often...

10-18-2012, 04:54 AM
Fondue savoyarde (cheese fondue). I'm not sure anyone outside Europe does know the figure of Astérix, and the album Astérix and the Helvetians. I still like it, occasionaly and with - some - moderation.

10-18-2012, 09:02 AM
Holy cow, it's so hard to pick one! Simple chocolate cake batter and a spoon? Chef Boy ravioli straight from the can? Maybe I'll have to go with pizza, in my mind the most prefect food ever. No utensils or plates needed, and you can use anything for toppings. And sometimes we did, money wasn't always easy to come by, but we always had a wealth of creativity!

10-18-2012, 12:17 PM
Here's the prize. As I said, it needs love, but the profile is good and it won't take too much to tune it up and turn it into a great knife.


Drawing will start once my coffee is brewed. It's French press, so I have to grind the beans, boil the water, let it cool a bit, pour it into the press, then wait 3-4 minutes. So, if you want in, you'd better get those submissions posted :)

10-18-2012, 01:01 PM

Random Number Generator App has chosen these 5....

10-18-2012, 01:15 PM

10-18-2012, 01:18 PM

10-18-2012, 01:22 PM
11 random gens now, and the guy with the most "pulls" wins!

10-18-2012, 01:26 PM
3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 3, 1, 3, 1, 2

The winner is Knyfenerd! Congrats!

Pm me your info and we can get this baby out! I want to see what you end up doing with it. :)

Thanks everyone.

10-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Wow! Thanks Lefty! I'll pm you later. I won some scales from Mark last month too .....hmmmmm maybe a giveaway wip??

10-18-2012, 02:01 PM
That would be AWESOME!!! Can I get this week's lotto numbers from you, while we're at it?

10-18-2012, 05:29 PM
Congratulations, Knyfenerd, and thank you, Lefty. I'm looking forward to the WIP.

10-18-2012, 06:13 PM
Congrats, Dude! Good job Lefty!

10-18-2012, 06:49 PM
Two wins in a week would be a bit excessive :sad0: - Congrats knyfeknerd and looking forward to seeing what you do with it.:doublethumbsup:

Dave Martell
10-18-2012, 10:18 PM
:thumbsup: to Lefty

10-19-2012, 12:00 AM
:dancecool:Wow nice giveaway and he has the wood for it !

10-19-2012, 01:08 AM
Lefty you are the man, and congrats knerd, looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

10-19-2012, 01:12 AM
I only see about 14 posters. Where are the 1,986 folks?

10-19-2012, 01:25 AM
my family makes this dessert called yum yum... cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream and a couple dream whip packets topped with cherry or strawberry topping...

10-19-2012, 09:52 AM
Too late, Stokley! I'm all out of Forgecrafts (or am i?) Haha. Sounds good, though....

Mike L.
10-19-2012, 06:10 PM
Damn kid wins all the good stuff! :curse:

10-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Mac and cheese with ketchup. Still love it.

10-19-2012, 09:21 PM
Lol, didn't know it ended. My ^ post still stands :) Congrats nerd, you deserve it. Thanks for doing this, Lefty!

10-20-2012, 02:23 AM
Mac and cheese with ketchup. Still love it.

didn't get that from mom, but a neighbor kid told me about it. I get many weird looks when I mention it. Don't eat it any more

mr drinky
10-20-2012, 02:41 AM
Mac and cheese with ketchup. Still love it.

I'm sure this tastes great and brings some amazing memories, but someone mistakenly told me to watch that Honey Boo Boo show about redneck kids and obese people, and they have a dish called 'sketti. It is over-cooked spaghetti noodles with a ketchup and butter sauce that is microwaved. Sorry, but that is what came to mind.


10-20-2012, 06:05 AM
Mac and cheese with ketchup was my brother's favourite for years and years. He was the kind of kid that put ketchup on everything. He's since graduated to hot sauce, or chili sauce as he calls it (technically he's right).

El Pescador
10-20-2012, 01:23 PM
Hawaiian plate lunch...kalua pig, mac salad and some teriaki chicken. There was a Hawaiian place in a couple of towns over so it was a special treat. Now, its still a couple of towns over and a relished treat when I'm over there. Difference between now and then is I like it with A LOT of Siracha.

10-21-2012, 02:46 AM
I'm sure this tastes great and brings some amazing memories, but someone mistakenly told me to watch that Honey Boo Boo show about redneck kids and obese people, and they have a dish called 'sketti. It is over-cooked spaghetti noodles with a ketchup and butter sauce that is microwaved. Sorry, but that is what came to mind.



10-21-2012, 06:30 PM
Mr drinky, noooo! I can't bring myself to compare mac and cheese with katchup to 'sketti with butter (even though they are a bit, just a bit, similar). That Honey Boo Boo **** is crazy. I just heard about it on the last Southpark episode. Un-freaking-real-man. Sorry to go off topic, but man is that depressing.

10-21-2012, 06:37 PM
Mr drinky, noooo! I can't bring myself to compare mac and cheese with katchup to 'sketti with butter (even though they are a bit, just a bit, similar). That Honey Boo Boo **** is crazy. I just heard about it on the last Southpark episode. Un-freaking-real-man. Sorry to go off topic, but man is that depressing.
I also saw that on South Park, but didn't know it was real until reading it here.