Also known as “Random Friday Facts”, a la Katie.
I remember hearing about the Jack-in-the-Box hamburger disaster at a young age, therefore I never ordered hamburgers as a kid. I always went for the chicken – sandwich or nuggets. Good thing I didn’t know about salmonella or campylobacter.
I prefer the texture of instant vs. rolled or steel cut oats. I still get the fiber and whole-grains, plus they cook faster – win, win.
I have never broken a bone (thanks for keeping the milk stocked up, Mom!). I did crack my head open and break my nose in the same year, though (age 2). Good times.
I deemgrapefruits the best winter produce option – they’re not only refreshing and delicious, but they also provide a little ‘tropical’ element to the season. As kids, we ate them by cutting in half and digging in with a spoon. Now, I peel it like an orange and eat the slices.
My first memory of my Dad cooking for us involved breakfast, and “toast with a hole & a pickle on top”. I was confused by all of the above, but still tried it. When I realized the egg was runny, all hope was lost.
My first favorite vegetables were bell peppers and cooked green beans. Peas were the first vegetable I hated. That last sentiment still stands.
I grew up in New Mexico (i.e. green-chile capital!), but didn’t order Mexican food in Mexican restaurants until at least high school. “Oh, I have an American option? Yes, I’ll take that crap.” I missed out on years of delicious food!
I despised tomatoes; the disgust for their runny middle & tasteless meaty texture ran deep (but of course I loved ketchup & salsa – totally different). My Dad once challenged us to eat half of a fresh tomato, a requirement if we wanted a cotton candy stick at an amusement park. That challenge took up a good half hour of that day. The cotton candy was totally worth it, at the time.
I didn’t really appreciate, or even enjoy, peaches until I lived in Colorado (i.e. 24 years old). That fuzzy skin will get ya.
I thought I hated strawberries, raspberries & blackberries (this was a decision made in my head, not by any real taste test). Once, I ate a brownie with fresh raspberries in it and I spit them out. My matured taste buds are appalled by all of this.
How have your food preferences changed?