Mother's Day has such fond memories ... but not of these dishes

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Image: Food like your mum used to make (and wish she didn't)

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Mother's Day: 24 hours to celebrate how brilliant your mum was at everything. Everything, right? 

Well, apart from these dodgy creations. These, we'd rather forget.

1. Meatloaf

What the hell is meatloaf anyway? Nothing we want to eat, that's for sure.

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2. Tinned fruit

A perennial tea-time favourite. We still remember the days of tinned fruit and straight to bed.

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Fruit salad

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3. Overcooked vegetables

We don't want to eat our greens. Not when they look like this.

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4. Closed brown sandwich

A closed brown sandwich?! No mum!! I wanted it with white bread, cut into triangles with no crusts and left open!

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5. Exploded porridge

Porridge just how we liked it as kids – all over the kitchen, and none in the bowl.

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Sarah R / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: reid-bee

6. Lumpy mashed potato

More butter, more milk, properly seasoned and no lumps. Was that too much to ask?

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7. Broken yolks

Fried eggs with broken yolks? What was this madness?

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8. Boil in the bag fish

Popular with mums in the 80s. Not so popular now.

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9. Potato waffles

Hold on. Potato waffles were pretty good! They can go back on the shopping list.

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Potato Waffles

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10. Undercooked sausages

Sausages should be cooked in the oven. Soggy fried sausages just don't cut the mustard. 

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