Childhood Food Dislikes

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My mother was a horrible cook. Her meals were normally bland, over cooked and bottom line not very adventurous, same meals week in and week out. I remember so well the stench of liver in the house, the dried out turkey every holiday, her homemade porridge that no amount of sugar could help force down. Of course I didn't know that growing up food could taste so much better than what she made, I thought that was how food should be. I realized alot of the foods I dislike were foods that she would ruin. Brussel sprouts and squash were the worst. None of us 3 kids like them even as adults today. My one sister only cooks corn and carrots for veggies.
Being an adult out in the world, making my kids try everything at least one piece anytime it was put in front of them, made them called me out and made me start to try foods again. I am working on finding a way to flavour and roast brussel sprouts so that I like them. As long as they aren't mushy when you bite into them, I have had them crispy/crunchie so I know I like them that way.
I found a good recipe for overnight oats (porridge) that I like and happily will eat. This is thanks to my son who loves porridge. Liver, even if I was to eat meat would never be served up. Just can't do it, its the smell. I'll leave that as a treat I dehydrate for the dogs instead.

Today's good intention went out the window. I woke up a little sore but no pain going up and down the stairs. So after taking daughter to work I planned to get a walk in as it was a beautiful, tad bit cold but it was such a fresh, sun filled day. Things kept being put in front of the plans till around 3 pm when it started pouring rain. The rain is a bone chilling type of rain so I'll hold off on that till tomorrow. The next few days are suppose to be nice weather. I need to start walking again, especially while there is no snow on the ground.

The porridge recipe can be found here: www.forksoverkni

Tomorrow is a new day and I can't wait to see what it brings.
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    Thank you for the suggestions! Definitely have to take a trip back through the recipes here.
    872 days ago
    There are lots of recipes for roasted brussel sprouts and they go in the over with olive oil with seasonings on.



    872 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2016 1:49:47 AM
  • JOANN25
    It is hard to look past childhood likes and dislikes. However as I have gotten older I found that I actually like some of the foods I would not even try when young. One example is turkey and dressing...I love it now but swore I would never eat it. Now I can't get enough.

    Keep experimenting with different foods and recipes. Spark People has recipes for almost anything so that may be a help to you.

    Keep on Sparking. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    872 days ago
    I mix olive oul with italian seasoning and coat my brussels sprouts. Cook in oven about 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees. Yummy
    873 days ago
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