Food from my Childhood


There’s only one primary school lunch that sticks to my mind – my friend’s packed lunch.

My childhood friend, “C” lived five floors up from me and we attended most of primary and high school together. We have intertwined connections – our mums became friends at university, her dad’s brother-in-law was my dad’s best man, her cousin and I are still good friends.

I have fond memories of “C”. We found and rescued a wounded bird in the storm one time (the bird died a few days later..) “C” taught me to write my wishes onto a piece of paper and throw it out of the window for my wishes to come true. We threw her unwanted soft toys out of the window from the 22nd apartment floor just for the heck of it.

Not only did “C” share some of my best childhood memories, she shared her Cheese Kransky & Corn Pasta with me. Whilst she was sick of eating this week in week out, I thought it was gold. The aroma and taste still lingers in my head after so many years!

Having bought a few packets of Cheese Kransky (Krainer Wurst) I decided to recreate this dish from memory. I set out to find Campbell’s Cream of Corn soup but unfortunately they don’t stock this in Sydney so I bought Cream of Corn & Chicken instead.


Cheese Kransky & Corn Pasta


  • 1 packet of Spirals pasta
  • 2 packets of Cheese Kransky (aka kielbasa or krainer wurst)
  • 1 can of Cream of Corn & Chicken condensed soup
  • 1 cup of milk


  1. Pan-fry cheese kransky sausages
  2. In a saucer, heat soup and milk on medium heat (do not boil)
  3. Cook and drain pasta
  4. Diagonally cut the sausages
  5. Mix soup through the pasta and kransky sausages
  6. Serve & enjoy!IMG_3295

Besides from the food not being presented in a Thermos, the pasta looked & tasted just like it did in primary school! Happy times.

Do you have a memorable childhood dishI’d love to hear from you!



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