Okay, you know I have a mind that wanders all over the place, so you should not be surprised that I wrote a thoughtful post about education yesterday and am now offering you a worthless list of food preferences today. I promise you there is a tiny bit of logical thought process here somewhere! I spent some time after school yesterday talking to a good friend and she mentioned that she enjoyed some tea that I gave her. We later ended up discussing the Amish store in Calera, and that led to a discussion of cheeses. Last night there was a report on the news about wild hog meat. So…I am NOT crazy! I just found myself thinking about how different people are, especially when it comes to what we eat. I often see things posted on FB that I would not touch, let alone put in my mouth. And my students surprise me with their food choices each day. So here are some of my favorites and some things I never want to eat again!
Foods I love-
- Eggs. Cooked any way at all. I have always loved eggs and still eat them despite cholesterol problems. I’m taking meds and do not eat meat, so I figure I can risk a few eggs each week.
- Cheese. I like horseradish cheese, provolone, sharp cheddar…okay, let’s just say I love cheese. Lol
- Avocados. I grew up with them. Love them sliced on salad, mashed up and spread on toast, added to tacos.
- Artichokes. Another childhood favorite. We used to buy a bag of them for $1. Now they are nearly $2 each!
- Yogurt. I like most any kind, but have a particular fondness for plain yogurt, especially as a dip for apples. I love the texture of Greek yogurt.
- Almond butter. I first tasted almond butter about twenty years ago in CA. So much better than peanut butter, although I use both. Try a teaspoonful in your oatmeal!!
- Raisins, prunes, figs. I grouped these together because they tend to be the outcasts of the fruit group and yet I like all of them. I toss raisins on my salad, a habit I picked up when I worked at Macy’s. Very popular at a local restaurant during that time.
- Fish, seafood. I have friends who would never think of eating fish! Growing up in CA meant being exposed to many types of seafood. I also attended school during a time period when fish was mandatory on Fridays because I lived in a predominantly Catholic community. The only seafood I hate is oysters.
- Ice cream. Honestly, who doesn’t love ice cream? I used to like all the concoctions with nuts and chocolate bits, but now I prefer plain ice cream- vanilla, coffee, chocolate- without chewy things in it.
- Bread. My favorite is Pepperidge Farm’s German Dark Wheat, but I also like potato bread and sourdough. And of course I love biscuits, cornbread, crescent rolls. Now you know why I am fat!!
Foods I avoid…
- Wild game: deer, rabbit, squirrel, whatever…eaten it, hated it.
- Goose. A family member made “Christmas goose” for us when we were in Iowa. Don’t know why it is popular anywhere!
- Liver and onions. Makes me ill to even think about it.
- Cake. You might see me politely eating cake at a birthday party, but I’m just not a big fan. With the exception of pound cake I never make it or eat it at home. And bakery frosting really does make me ill, especially darker colors.
- Bacon. Never was one of my favorites even when I ate meat. I did like sausage!
- Black-eyed peas and lima beans. Both of these have tastes and textures I just can’t tolerate. My grandmother thought it was just terrible that I would not eat black-eyed peas for New Year’s dinner.
- Turnips or turnip greens. Another love of my grandmother’s that I just never could eat with any pleasure.
- Hominy. HATE this stuff! Do not get me started…
- Gravy. Do not cover up my biscuits with gravy!
- Candy bars. Love chocolate, specifically dark chocolate. Really don’t like the gooey things they put in candy bars. Rarely eat any chocolate that has anything else mixed with it. Not a fan of M’n’Ms either.
I could continue to twenty on either list! But now you are thinking about yours…have a delicious day!