I Just Don't Like It!
Feb. 24, 2012 11:37 am
Updated: Mar. 26, 2012 6:15 pm
Lots of us here have lamented about picky eaters (me too, if anyone has heard me talk about my brother!), some admit to being picky eaters themselves, and many have said that they just won't stand for picky eaters and insist that what they make gets eaten.
But don't we all have a little bit of picky-eater in us? We all have our likes and dislikes, that even for reasonably adventurous-eating adults can sometimes go into the "picky" column.
Here are some food-related things I just don't like, in no particular order:
- Pickles in stuff. I will eat pickles on their own right out of the jar, but I do NOT want a pickle in or on anything else I eat. No pickles in tuna salad, egg salad, on a burger... nowhere. It makes the whole thing taste of nothing but pickle!
- Bacon in some stuff. Don't get me wrong, I love bacon. I like it on a sandwich, or on a pizza. I of course like it on its own in a little pile next to some eggs or pancakes. But I hate bacon in pasta. I don't like bacon in soup (wet bacon. gross). I really
don't like "bacon wrapping" things, no matter what it is. I don't really have a good reason for it, I just don't. Especially when it's bacon wrapped vegetables. I'm not sure it counts as healthy if you wrap a slab of salty fat around it :)
- Beef that is really red so that it's almost mooing at me. Actually I don't even really like pink beef, unless it's very very faint. It's not so much the taste of rarer beef that I don't like, but the grossness of it. I don't like a steak bleeding all over
my plate, soaking my baked potato or whatever else in red juices.
- Similar to the above, I don't usually like sauces or juices or oils etc. running in to other things on my plate. Gravy poured over meat that runs onto mashed potatoes is ok, usually sauce (from a stir fry or something) that runs onto rice is ok...
but usually I hate this. Last night I had on my plate a piece of breaded chicken and a small pile of green beans that were dressed with a little olive oil and balsamic. Well my chicken ended up sitting in a pool of the oil and vinegar, so got a little soggy
and all I could taste was the vinaigrette, not the seasoning I put in the chicken breading. Hate that!
- Ketchup on eggs. It's just weird.
- Too much mayo or dressing. Salad does not need to be drowning in dressing. One can of tuna doesn't need like 1/2 cup mayo to make tuna salad. Why is it when I ask for "Just a tiny little bit of mustard" on my ham sandwich I end up with more mustard than ham?
No food places that I go to around my workplace seem to have the same definition of "just a little bit" that I do, since my food is always being completely doused in mustard, mayo, dressing, etc. Not to mention when I ask for "just a little bit" of fries on
the side and end up with what looks like 5 pounds of potatoes on my plate. I mean, I like fries but no one needs that many! If I have them in front of me, I'll eat them. Even if I had the willpower to throw them out (and I do usually throw some out as I just
get too full to keep eating even if I wanted to), it feels like such a pointless waste.
- The idea of eating lamb. I can't say I don't like the lamb itself since I've never tried it. But I have absolutely no interest in trying it.
- Carrot cake. Now there's nothing in carrot cake that I find revolting. I would eat it if I was lost in the woods, hadn't had anything to eat for a few days and one dropped out of the sky. But to CHOOSE to eat it for dessert? Heck no. It's really just a fancy
muffin with icing (I don't like carrot muffins, either). If I'm going to have dessert, it's not going to have veggies in it, even if there's sugar in there with them. I like the cream cheese frosting though.
- Pumpkin in non-dessert foods. Yuck.
- Zucchini, other squash, eggplant - nope, don't like them. I know they're good for me but I've never liked them. I don't even want to eat zucchini disguised in a quick bread, even with chocolate!
- Sweet potatoes. I have tried to like these, I really have. I like regular potatoes too much that I just can't stand these imposters! Every time I hear or read an "easy diet tip - simply use sweet potatoes instead of potatoes!" I am annoyed. Because they are
not the same. Not even close. Same goes for mashing cauliflower instead of potatoes when you want "mashed potatoes". I have nothing against cauliflower, I'm sure it makes a fine dish. But if it's mashed potatoes I want, it's certainly not going to cut it for
- The smell of ground beef cooking. It's almost repulsive sometimes but I like the cooked product, so I suffer through the cooking of it...
- Recipes that call for using like eight different pots/pans/plates/whatever for making one meal. I know I can just not make these, and that's what I do, but come on, who wants to wash that many dishes! I feel like I spend half my evening cleaning up the kitchen
as it is.
- Plums that aren't dark red inside. Especially when I picked them out of a bin labelled "red plums". The lighter coloured flesh ones are *ok* I guess... but I like the red ones!
That's all I can think of for now, but I know there's lots more. What are some of yours?