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Never puttin’ that in my mouth again…

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NatCH, May 15, 2022.

  1. NatCH

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    When I was growing up, we had many instances of stretching a dollar in order to get through the month; a lot of letters from the bank and planned out payments to keep checks from bouncing.

    And I hated those days, because it meant we ate creamed chipped beef.
    I know that everybody calls it “shit on a shingle,” but my parents never did.
    They did, however, keep it that way in spirit. The darkest, nearly blackened toast, the blandest cream gravy, and that godawful salty beef shit.

    I haven’t eaten it in over 20 years, and I refuse to ever eat it again. I may have some times when I stumble, but I won’t pour salt(ed beef) in the wound.

    FOCUS: What is the one most hated meal from your childhood you will never again eat?
     
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    Tuna frickin’ casserole.

    We didn’t have a whole hell of a lot, and tuna casserole was cheap and easy apparently. I don’t recall hating it as a child, but somewhere along the line I developed a great dislike for anything with warm tuna. (Other than grilled ahi tuna, which a local place serves and I LOVE it.)

    My wife and sons like tuna casserole and make it when I go out to dinner with my friends. Even the smell of it… ugh.
     
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    Salisbury steak. It’s just fucking hamburger made into a hockey puck and then cooked in a worse way. I’ve had it way too much. One time, our dog got up on the counter and pulled the dish of Salisbury steak on the floor and then ate it all up before anyone could process what was happening. 30 seconds later he barfed it back up on the floor. My dad then ran outside and threw up off the side of the deck. Never had Salisbury steak again.
     
  4. malisbad

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    I see you've discovered what they like to call "hamburg steak" here. For a mere 1,000 JPY, you can have this, shitty sauce, 1 piece of broccoli, and 3 small carrot slices. They also fucking love that shit.

    I think I was lucky and my parents always ran the math and discovered that with a costco (formerly price club) and a used freezer, they could give us higher quality food and variety for the same price or less. Apparently Dad used his Christmas bonus one year to buy the materials necessary and the membership, which led to compounding benefits to this day.
     
  5. dixiebandit69

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    Okra. At least however my grandma used to make it.

    When I was a kid in the '80s, every summer my mom and I would drive 500 miles to stay with my grandma for a month or so.
    They were really great times that I remember fondly to this day, but there is one thing that will always stick out in my memory: grandma's okra.
    I did not like the way it looked, smelled, tasted, or felt in my mouth.
    Every time I was FORCED to eat it (because if I didn't at least TRY it, I'd offend grandma), I puked on the spot.
    Every year, my mom would tell me it would be different; "Your taste buds change as you get older!"
    Not this time.
    Since then, I've eaten and prepared my own okra many times without puking.
    I don't know what recipe my grandma was using, but hers came out as some kind of chunky paste/ pudding, and my stomach wasn't having any of it.
     
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    Fried Bologna.

    My dad grew up as a poor farmer, but they always had fantastic food because they had beef cattle. They'd have huge roasts for lunch and eat 15k calories a day when working on the farm.

    When he moved off the farm, he realized he couldn't afford the same quality of meat, but he learned he could buy a big fucking hunk of bologna for cheap, and he'd fry it up and eat it ALL THE TIME.

    Can't stand the smell of that shit.
     
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    this. Fried okra is the bomb. But regular okra where it’s all slimy and shit… they tried to make me eat that as a kid. It’s akin to child abuse in my opinion. That’s some horrible semen like shit.

    my mother was generally a fairly good cook, she just didn’t use enough seasoning. That’s the worst part I remember of my childhood meals. Pasta was just… bland. Spaghetti was literally just with generic canned tomato sauce. There were a lot of different meals, but it was like spices weren’t a thing. When I met my wife, she couldn’t cook for shit, because her mother was and still is a genuinely horrible cook. So got to teach my wife from scratch, which was cool. First thing I told her was to “season the food like I’m a smoker.” She took that to heart, and thank god. For the majority of our marriage I made the most money by a good margin, but she wanted to be helpful doing the grocery shopping and learning how to cook. I told her I will never be upset at you for spending money on food if you wanna try it.

    sometimes I do make good decisions, and that was one of them
     
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    Lima beans and to lesser extent, meatloaf. I think they were bad because they were canned. The skins were mildly thick or tough and the insides were like.... Dry. I don't know how to describe it. My mother would prepare this meal periodically and I almost fell asleep at the table a few times because I wasn't allowed to leave until I ate it: Lima beans, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and creamed corn. Made the bile rise in my throat every time that meal came around.

    I seem to recall she always found this new great meatloaf recipe, so maybe she cooked it a lot for awhile or something. Mixes of meat like veal and pork with beef, brown sugar with the ketchup. I don't fucking know. It was all awful.

    I wonder if I made lima beans from dry it would be better. I cook all my beans from dry not only because it's cheaper, but it tastes way better. Maybe I should revisit this food once before putting it away for forever.
     
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    I think my parents were too traumatized by the awful shit their parents forced them to eat as children to repeatedly subject us to food we hated. I didn’t even taste a Brussel sprout until I was 20 because they had me convinced they were basically poison.

    One thing my mom made a lot for parties and at Christmas was baked Brie with caramelized onions, pistachios and dried cranberries. I thought it was the grossest thing and never understood why anyone would eat that weird smelly sweet and savory goo. Until I was like 13 and finally learned to like cheeses other than cheddar and mozzarella. Now it’s one of my favorite Christmas snacks.
     
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    Yup, this happened to me with grandma's okra. I refused to eat it one night, and my mom (NOT Grandma) said I couldn't leave the table until I "took two big bites" of grandma's shitty okra.
    One bite, and I puked.
    She let me go to bed after that.
     
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    Black eyed peas. Here in the South you're supposed to eat them with collard greens on New Years day for good luck. No thank you.

    I agree with Bewildered on Lima beans. Those things are gross.
     
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    meatloaf too. Meat should not come in loaf form. And if you have to put ketchup on it, there’s a reason.

    once I became an adult and got to choose what I ate, I swore the stuff off. My wife loves it. I will never understand why.
     
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    Call it ANTI-FOCUS if you wish, but I'm taking the opposite route. There once was a meat shortage, in that even the most basic chicken was too expensive to get. Grandma had to make do with serving sliced tomato with some mayo and salt, over plain white rice. I actually grew to love it, and to this day it's tomato-salt-mayo on any sandwich worthy of my effort.
     
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    Hamburgers with diced onion in the patty. If I go to a barbeque and I see a piece of onion sticking out of the burger patties, you better hope you're also grilling hotdogs. Because if you're not, I'm not going to eat and I'll drink so much beer that I embarrass everyone there.

    I actually won't eat onion at all, but if they are in spaghetti or something similar, I can eat around them. Can't do that when they're stuffed in a burger.
     
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    Swiss steak. The most tasteless and unappetizing-looking meal I’ve ever seen, and we had it once a week. I’d happily take liver or Salisbury over that shit. It looks like an abortion.
     
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    Swiss steak, Salisbury steak, Lima beans- you Idiots are bringing back so many memories of my childhood. Memories I’d long repressed.

    Like many of you, my family didn’t have much money growing up. We didn’t have red meat other than the atrocities listed above, and we ate a lot of pasta. The one dinner I could never eat was pasta fagioli. In our house that was macaroni, usually shells, with garbanzo beans and just enough red sauce to make everything a flesh-colored pink. The canned beans would practically dissolve and make the whole thing an awful tasting slimy mess.
     
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    Salisbury steak is at least edible, Swiss steak is absolutely disgusting. I feel like it's the kind of shit they fed the poor people on the Titanic.
     
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    Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person I know that wasn't traumatized by some kind of food that they were forced to eat growing up.

    My partner horrible food stories from her childhood - her parents were just bad cooks, so they had a steady diet of bone-dry meat whose source animal could not be identified, or meat smothered in so much sauce/gravy that it was basically a thick soup. She is a vegetarian now, and I always wonder if part of that was because it's easy to give up something that has always been terrible.

    Ironically her dad is now a really excellent cook and I always look forward to eating there.

    We always had decent food. My parents mostly cooked fresh, sometimes with frozen stuff to supplement. I didn't know what a canned veggie tasted like until a friend's mom served me canned corn and I thought something was wrong with it because it smelled rotten. The rule in our house was that we had to try new things, but we didn't have to like them and they wouldn't be forced on us.

    We weren't poor (at least, not to an extent where we were scrounging for food), but my mom was self-employed and didn't make much, so we got what was on sale or had coupons. It was always prepared well, though. My mom's meatloaf hasn't changed since I was a little kid, and I still love it.
     
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    this funny. I’m planning a trip to NYC just to eat one of these from a George Motz pop up. The Oklahoma onion burger is basically 50% onion. I make them for my wife and I once a week, but I want me from the burger historian himself.

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    Focus:

    I have a phobia of hot dogs. It’s a psychological thing. I’m not scare of the ingredients. I’m not scared of other tubes meats. But the thought of eating one makes me want to hurl. I have no idea when this phobia started. But I do know I ate hotdogs a lot in my youth.

    The second thing is any Tostinos pizza product. I used to eat the shit out of these. Then I got sick once after eating a bunch of pizza roles. Now the smell makes me horrified.
     
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    Damn, those burgers look good.

    Focus: PICKLES

    I LOVED pickles when I was a kid. But one time when I was about eight, I stuffed myself with them, got sick, and projectile vomited out my nose.

    Ever since then, I cannot- WILL NOT eat them, or any food that contains them, regardless of how minuscule the portion is.

    This is also the same reason why I don't drink Jack Daniel's anymore.