I first saw the 10 on the 10th posts over at Carrie's blog. I thought it was a fun idea so I'm joining in this month!
My theme for today is commonly loved foods that I really don't care all that much about.
I am not a picky eater. I will eat just about anything. I will try almost everything. The one food I do not like at all is brussel sprouts. I don't think I'm alone in this. Nevertheless, I try a brussel sprout every so often to see if maybe I will stop hating them. I haven't.
The rule in our home growing up was that we did not have to eat anything we didn't like. But. We didn't get anything else as a substitute, either. Mom was not about to become a short order cook, fixing this for one person and that for the other. Fortunately, we were all pretty good eaters. Although I was definitely the least picky of all three of us.
So my brother and sister didn't eat broccoli or spinach or zucchini, like normal kids. I ate pretty much everything.
But on occasion, I would decide I didn't want to eat something. Split pea soup. An egg sandwich. Something random that I decided that day I was NOT going to eat.
And Mom would always make me eat it. In fact, I learned to willingly eat split pea soup as a very little girl because I discovered that it tasted so much better fresh and hot vs. cold and congealed. Ewwww! I still shudder to think about it.
So I always wondered why the rule didn't apply to me? Why was I made to eat something I didn't want to when the rule clearly stated that I didn't have to? It took me quite a few years to figure that out. In the meantime, life was so unfair! :-)
Now I realize that I was refusing food out of stubbornness and maybe even anger at times rather than because I didn't like it. And Mom knew it and therefore, required me to eat the food. Fortunately, I outgrew this trait before I was too old. :-)
Anyways, this rambling story has a point. I think. I like most foods and will eat anything set before me.
Which brings me to my 10 on the 10th list. I know you're on the edge of your seat! These are the foods that are on my 'take it or leave it' list. I don't hate them. And I don't love them. And most of the time, if given a choice, I won't eat them. But, if you invite me to your house, I will happily eat whatever you've prepared! Just so you know...
10 commonly loved foods that Mary Ann really isn't that crazy about...
2) French fries: Curly fries are pretty good, though.
3) buttercream and decorator's icing. Waxy!!!
4) white chocolate
5) French toast
6) fried rice
7) cherry flavoring or any fake fruit flavoring, for that matter
8) pork bbq
9) sweet tea
10) jelly: Both my husband and I share this weird dislike. We do like apple butter and I like my mom's blackberry jam if for some weird reason, I have a hankering to eat jam on my toast!
I realize from this list that not only am I a Southern disgrace but also un-American! I mean, who doesn't eat fries? Oh yeah, that would be me. :-)
So tell me. Are there any foods that you don't like that it seems as though everyone else loves? Or am I just weird ?!?
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