Friday, April 8, 2011

The Friday Five

Some people eat to live. I live to eat though there are certain things I don't like and other foods I won't even try. Five foods or flavors I don't like

1. Can't stand peppermint. Himself can't stand it either. Hate the fact that it's the flavor du jour of most of the toothpastes. On the other hand, neither one of us will turn down Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. Go figure.  Must be the chocolate improves the mint.

2. Cheese. Cheese is nasty especially if it's not cooked. Not too thrilled with melted cheese either though I will eat mozzarella on pizza, ricotta cheese in ravioli, and a grilled cheese sandwich made with one slice and one slice only of American cheese. Hate going to a restaurant and ordering a salad and then they ruin it by putting nasty cheese on it.

3. Oysters. This falls under the category of I can't even bring myself to try them. Can't get past the thought of their slurpy slimey selves. Erica, did I make you gag? Lol

4.  Liver or any organ meat. My mother made liver for dinner one night. I was about four or five years old. It smelled horrible. I wouldn't eat it. She cut a small piece and said I had to eat it. I refused. She said I couldn't leave the table unless I ate it. Obviously, I left the table as I'm still not sitting there. I have no recollection of who won the battle. I suspect I did as she never cooked liver again, or any other organ meat, while I was at home.

5. Cooked cabbage. I was staying with my aunt and she made New England Boiled Dinner one night. Even at ten years old, I thought this was strange fare for an Italian household. I was all set for my grandma's homemade macaroni. Instead she boiled ham, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage. The house smelled like cabbage. The ham tasted like cabbage. The carrots tasted like cabbage. The potatoes tasted like cabbage. Blech. Cole Slaw isn't too bad though I'm not partial to mayonnaise.

What foods or flavors do you dislike?


  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE all of those foods! (Call me weird)
    But I love most all foods and veggies--except green beans. They just don't do it for me. LOL

  2. I guess I won't be eating dinner at your house, Jennifer. (-;

  3. I don't know what I would do without peppermint tea.
    I pretty much just love food in general. :) The only thing I'm not a fan of is uncooked tomatoes. Once they're cooked, I love them.

  4. Agree wholeheartedly with the liver and oysters, maybe they should be cooked together like they do liver and onions! yuck
    I cannot manage cooked mushrooms, raw is ok though but just the white button mushrooms, portobello and others are not on my menu. I also do not like corn mixed into anything like casseroles, it must be on its own or not at all.

  5. Gack, gag, snorf...blech!

    I love peppermint, and chocolate makes everything better. :)

  6. Lol What a bunch of fussy eaters we are!