Wednesday, March 05, 2008

THURSDAY THIRTEEN #17 . . . 13 FOODS THAT MAKE ME SAY "YUCK!"

We all have them, right? Come on, you know you do (smile). Okay, I'm talking about those foods that trigger your gag reflex or make you wanna cuss your Mama, or whomever it is who's insisting you eat, taste or try "just a little bit." Bleech! For my Big Guy, it's beets and Brussell sprouts. For my little one, it's creamed spinach. You'd best believe, if something, anything is nasty to this kid, inevitably, he says it tastes like creamed spinach. Personally, I don't have a problem with any of the aforementioned. But just thinking about any of the following, summons a right awful taste in my mouth . . .

1) Fig Newtons (My husband loves these. But really, don't these taste like something that got rolled in kitty litter?)

2) Pottage, Cottage . . . Okay, "Potted" Meat (This is one I've long filed under mystery meat).

3) Spam (What sick and diseased animal does this come from anyway? See above).

4) Okra (This holds the honor of being the very first food that I can ever recall making me gag.)

5) Black-Eyed Peas (Okra and Peas seem to always come together to make one big, nasty-a$$ slime fest, don't they?)

6) Liverwurst (Liver is a bile secreting organ . . . need I say more?)

7) Livercheese (You know, I think I want to hurl.)

8) Liver (Okay, by now I think it's pretty much been established that anything with the word "liver" in it gets a pass from me.)

9) Cottage Cheese (I won't even put this in my lasanga. For me, the only thing more disgusting than eating it--is watching someone else do so. Bleech!

10) Grape Fruit (I say we vote this bitter, sour imposter right out of the fruit family.)

11) Watergate Salad (My mom loves to make this marshmallow, fruit and whipped cream-filled, multi-colored concoction and my hubby is generally the first to fix himself a big bowl. I, on the other hand, consider this little more than sweet and chunky cottage cheese with a bit of food coloring tossed in a sly attempt to fool the eye.)

12) Ground Turkey (I had a bad experience with this once. Rather than share any of the gross details, I'll just say it's not an experience I'd wish on my worse enemy.)

13) Egg Nog (There's not enough liquor in the world to make me want to drink this. Actually, I highly suspect this is cottage cheese that's been pureed with buttermilk, which, for the record, I can't stand either.)

Okay, your turn. Which foods consistently turn your stomach? I'm saying, let's all be grossed out together . . .

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25 comments:

Malcolm said...

I can't stand #s 4 or 5 on your list. I still have nightmares about sitting at the dinner table for hours as a kid looking at a plate full of black-eyed peas.

pjazzypar said...

Lori, usually you and I think alike, but with the exception of "potted meat", Watergate salad, spam, and fig newtons, I don't see what the problem is. I like #5 okay, but I won't go out of my way to eat them. I like all the livers, and 9, 10, 12 are okay as well. The only thing I like about Christmas is liquored up EGG NOG! What's up with you girl? (smile)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love fig newtons and Okra. Cottege Cheese is okay, but that's it. So, I agree mostly. Have a great TT. :)

Michelle said...

LOL though I can eat, and actually like black eyed peas, I CANNOT stand green peas. When my twin nephews were toddlers, I used to read them a book called Patrick Eats His Dinner. Patrick was a little bear who hated peas, too. He even made up a song to sing when his mother tried to make him eat them: "Little green balls of mushy poison..."
My thoughts, exactly.

Great TT, and btw, I think the name of that marshmallow, whipped cream salad you hate is Waldorf, not Watergate, unless I'm not aware of an update to an old "favorite" of someone's!

marcia said...

I have Spam on my blog too But i love your last 5 sorry:>

Nicholas said...

I quite like a lot of those, though I have never had black eyed peas. I love liver, especially with fried onions and bacon. On my own hurl list I would put nearly all vegetables.

Open Grove Claudia said...

You know, I hate ground turkey too. I'm such a retard that I always BUY it - you know, it's good for you - then I freeze it. After it's in the freezer for a while I throw it out. Maybe I should learn??

Chitlins - yuck.

losthemisphere said...

Brussel Sprouts. (*retch*)

Lost Hemisphere's TT #5

pussreboots said...

So what are some of your favorites? Happy TT.

Lori said...

I like 1, 9, & 12...I agree with you on the rest though:) Happy TT.

SandyCarlson said...

Livercheese has me scratching my head. Don't want to think about it! But I do love the big fig newtown! Strawberry is even better!

Journeywoman said...

I LOVE fig newtons.

But I can't stand Broccoli. One thing I had in common with President G. H. W. Bush

Tasina said...

I agree with most of this list. I have no use for grapfruit and as for #13...I know what eggs are, but what the hell is nog???

Anonymous said...

The livers are the only thing making me gag. Everything else I like, except I have no idea what potted meat is.
I only cook with ground turkey, the only bad experience with this was when I used Purdue, that was not tasty. Shady Brooks ground Turkey is awesome.
Thanks, Maribeth
www.marnini.wordpress.com

scooper said...

I would never eat any of the foods that guy on the Travel channel eats. You know like eggs with a fully developed chick inside? Fried bats, hissing cockroaches...

anthonynorth said...

I love liver. I'm strange like that :-)

She Became a Butterfly said...

just the sound of #2 frightens me!

she
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net

Laura said...

I agree with you on #s 2,3, 7, 8, and 11...the rest I DO like, with the exception of Okra and Black-eyed peas....I LOVE them!!

However, Bananas make me gag...taste, texture, smell...they're just NASTY.

{Karla} said...

I actually like most things on your list. but I totally relate to gross out foods. I have PLENTY of my own!!

(I wrote a post last week on a gross food:
http://karlascrazylife.blogspot.com
/2008/02/one-mans-katydid-is-
another-mans-cream.html

Happy T13!

Blessings,
Karla

Corina said...

I think liverwurst is the only one on your list that grosses me out. Most of the rest of them are actually yummy!

tasha said...

Hahaha! I agree about spam and potted meat -- I've always thought they were DISGUSTING! But I admit I love okra and black-eyed peas (hubby is toally grossed out by them!). Fun list! Happy TT!

Kay said...

all of those containing the word liver would be on my list.
And any kind of meat that is creamy - uh, no.

It's All Good! said...

#'s 6,7,8 the Livers...bleh (especially when you're pregnant)! The rest I can tolerate. My gag reflex gets exercised when I pop a piece of canteloupe in my mouth. Interestingly, I like the smell and it even takes a couple of chews before it instantly starts gagging me. Enjoyed your post!
Have a great evening.

Emanuel Carpenter said...

When I was younger and didn't know what I was eating, I used to feast on chitterlings, hot dogs, and Potted Meat (w/crackers). I still think they taste great but I wouldn't eat them now unless it was an emergency.

I remember an emergency meal of Spam and tuna fish when the college cafeteria was closed and I was broke.

I LOVE okra with certain beans. Slime but tasty. Black-eyed peas are good too.

Foods I don't like include Mini-Wheats, liver, and hoghead cheese. I never liked buttermilk either.

BTW, be thankful you don't live in Cleveland this weekend. We're in the middle of a blizzard.

shelia said...

I hate liver and its been that way since I was a little girl. I still remember being an 8 year old and my uncle tried to cook the liver and make it look like a hamburger...I took one bite...and not to gross you out, but I went and spit it out the back door...yes, me and liver have had a hate relationship for a long time...lol