Pancakes Piled Up ‘Til They Reach the Sky

So, it is indeed a Donut Friday. And behold, the office rejoiced. The donut store near our office is so fantastic that it ran the Krispy Kreme (located about two miles from this donut store) out of business. Yes, how I love donuts. But I do not love other foods. I don’t consider myself picky; I’m willing to try other foods, but there are some standard foods that I feel great distaste for:

– Nuts. I realize that to many people, this is down-right absurd (my mother is one of these people). I work with a lady who often brings in a little can of mixed nuts and raves about them. How is that possible? I do l like pecans, but that’s about it. I like the flavor of almonds and peanuts, but their texture (especially almonds) is really unappealing to me.

– Beans. I like green beans just fine, but I don’t like kidney/pinto/black beans. They’re just so weird and mushy and also not very excellent tasting. So yeah, pass.

– Pickles. Sometimes a nice pickle spear is just the right thing, but mostly I don’t care for pickles on my hamburger; I’m always bugged when I forget to ask them to not put them on. They are so slippery.

– Peppers. I will eat fresh sliced peppers (yes, I know that’s weird; every co-worker I’ve had has mocked me for it, so I recognize that it’s weird), but I absolutely despise cooked peppers.

– Lamb. I find the texture and the taste to be just way too much. Also, tough.

– Eggs. About once every two years, I’ll suddenly really want a nice scrambled egg with tomatoes, cheese, onions, and spices. But, other than that, eggs don’t appeal to me at all. Bart loves eggs and eats them in some form at least once a week. That is completely incomprehensible to me.

– Bread. This is the other one that makes my mom suspect I was swapped at the hospital. I am not really tempted by most rolls, breadsticks, or toast. It’s not that I don’t like the IDEA of bread; it’s more that most rolls, etc are not carried out well. Too dry, hard, tough, etc. Yuck.

What common foods do you turn up your nose at? Do you consider yourself picky? Because, incredibly, after that list, I still consider myself a very fine eater indeed.

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  • Reply heidikins July 6, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Haha! I hate nuts, I don’t mind peanut butter – but I won’t eat it unless it’s creamy and crunch-free. I also don’t like eggs, or popcorn. Ugh, hate popcorn. I’m with you on eating raw bell peppers, yum! And I must admit, I have a slight addiction to pickles… I have to buy a new jar (the big jar, not the little one) every 2 weeks. There’s no explanation for it, I just love them!

  • Reply Sarah July 6, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    New here! I stumbled upon your blog a few days ago. I linked from blog to blog and ended up here one day.

    I don’t mind nuts usually as long as they aren’t mixed into my bannan bread or brownies. I am not a fan of nuts in cookies and such. I don’t mind them on salad though.

    I can’t stand pickles.

    I don’t like the texture of shell fish. Shrimp and such just makes my stomach turn.

    I have actually gotton over my aversion to tomatoes. I couldn’t eat one on sandwiches or antything until I got pregnant and all of a sudden they didn’t seem so bad. At first I just left them on things rather then pick them out. Now I actually put them on myself.

  • Reply Terri B. July 6, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    I like most foods. Usually I take exception to certain combinations or textures. I love nuts but don’t want them to show up in other dishes. For instance, love pecans but don’t want them to show up in my ice cream, cookies, etc. I love peanuts; I love peanut butter; but I can’t stand my peanut butter to be chunky — it must be creamy.

    I too like to eat bell peppers raw but really don’t care for them cooked. In fact, lately I prefer most of my veggies raw rather than cooked (except for the obvious, like potatoes, that really do need to be cooked). I’m not sure what is up with the raw veggie thing lately.

    I refuse to eat liver, veal, or lamb.

    Interesting topic. I didn’t realize I had quite this many food issues!

  • Reply One Smart Cookie July 6, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Oh, boy, I could be the poster child of picky eaters. Many times I wish I wasn’t so picky, but it’s just the way I am. The biggest thing for me is a hatrid of almost all vegetables. Especially cooked ones – yuck. I think it’s a texture thing but I can’ seem to get over it!

  • Reply Bart Bradshaw July 6, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I think listing liver along with veal and lamb is a bit unfair to the latter two. They should be separate line items, since lamb and veal can both be very tasty, while liver is a no-brainer on almost everyone’s list of most detested foods.

    Now that we’re playing fair, I agree that nuts should not spoil other foods, such as cookies. But they’re welcome (except for walnuts) in ice cream. And crunchy peanut butter is the best!!! 🙂

    Eating eggs less than TWICE a week leaves me unfulfilled, though I can’t have more than three at a time or I get sick of them.

    Peppers are not important to me. I can force them down, raw or cooked, but there’s no added value to what I’m eating. Actually, come to think of it, cooked peppers make me sick. I’m with you, Janssen!

    One Smart Cookie, I’m sorry you don’t like vegetables. How ’bout fruits? Fruits are good . . .

    Woops – I’m commenting like this is my blog, when I should leave all of this to Janssen. She has better things to say than me anyway. I guess I just can’t keep my mouth shut when it comes to food. 🙂

  • Reply Terri B. July 6, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    Point taken on the separate line items for liver, veal and lamb — there is no comparison between organ meat and cute little “bleaters.” :o)

  • Reply Miriam Higginson July 7, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    I’ve never been a picky eater (that was your mom’s role!) One of the joys of having an empty nest now is that my little picky eaters are gone and I can finally put nuts back into things!!! Have to admit that I don’t think I can eat sushi – it’s beautiful, just can’t rap my mind around the idea of eating raw meat/fish.

  • Reply Kristy July 7, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    Tomato soup makes me gag. Other than that I actually am a very good eater. 🙂

  • Reply TheMoncurs July 8, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    I’m so with you on the eggs and ESPECIALLY on the beans. I really, really despise beans. Like, on a deeper level. I don’t know why..I just do!

    I’m a really picky eater though..the list of things I won’t eat is miles long, but here’s a real quick summary:
    -Bananas (I used to think it was the texture, but even the flavor in a smoothie or something makes me gag)
    -most vegetables (this is a biggie. I can handle leafy greens and carrots and that’s about it)
    -anything from a pig (bacon is excluded. Mmm..bacon)
    -mayonnaise, mustard, and cold cuts (deli sandwiches are out)
    -Sea Food

    When it comes down to it, I eat a lot of carbs, chicken, dairy, and fruit. It works for me!

  • Reply Janssen July 8, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Sarah – thanks for commenting! I do like candied nuts (mostly pecans) on salads. Mmmm. . .

  • Reply Daisy July 9, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    MMM…fresh ggreen beans from the garden, eaten raw. Sigh. Later this summer they’ll be ready.

  • Reply Ginger July 10, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    I thought next you would say that you didn’t like chocolate and then I would wonder what planet you were from. Just kidding! I love nuts and eggs and especially bread. Bread and chocolate are the bain of my weight issues!

  • Reply janet July 10, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    I eat most things on your Don’t Eat list, oddly. Things I won’t eat include: blue cheese (eww!), rye bread or anything with that yucky rye flavor, and eggplant.

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