s/o adult "splurge" What did you have TOO MUCH of as a child and can't stand to this day?

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Posted: 12/6/2012 9:59:17 PM
We grew up next to my grandparents' farm and I gag at the thought of many fresh fruits and veggies and greens. ICKY. I know it's sad, but there should be some kind of balance.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:21:45 PM
We had oatmeal for breakfast every single day.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:27:36 PM
All my issues are with Food Items
Canned peas
Sourkraut~my dad brined his own and the longer it was in the crock in the back of the fridge the more sour it got. I'd rather eat my Korean Aunt's Kimmchee than my dad's sourkraut.
Hot Dogs~I manned a hot dog stand during sale weekends at my dad's store. Haven't eaten a hot dog in 35 years.
Peanut Butter~it's brown and sticky and looks like it came from a diaper Ick!!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:35:12 PM

Hot Dogs~I manned a hot dog stand during sale weekends at my dad's store. Haven't eaten a hot dog in 35 years.
This reminded me. I worked as a bakery assistant for a while when I was 19 / 20. I had to roll out the crust for meat pies and when I was done I scraped the flour and bits from the board back into the flour I couldn't eat bakery bread for a year. Same with eggs, because one of my last days of work I had to crack just over 300 farm fresh eggs into a bucket. Blood bits and all. Eggs smell in large quantities. I can eat egg sort of now but not farm fresh God. 22 years ago and I still am gagging over the memory.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:54:08 PM
Caesar salad. This was our everyday salad. I just wanted iceberg but rarely got it (no nutritional value). To this day I still can't eat my parents salad. My kids and DH go crazy for it. I can't smell it or look at it. Can't order in restaurants. I'll eat romaine with other dressing, but not caesar

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:15:01 PM
Soy milk.

My youngest sister was allergic to milk and could only drink soy milk. Will, 50 years ago soy milk came in metal cans that you bought at the pharmacy. One day my other sister and I complained about never getting the "special" milk. So mom poured us each a glass and made us drink it. That was some seriously nasty stuff.

So to this day I refuse to drink soy milk. I've been told it is much better, but I'll never know because I just can't get past that old memory.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:37:00 PM
Big Beans ; I would come home from school and there were garbage bags full of those big green beans. We had to get all the beans out of there and my mother would freeze them. All that stuff that seems so nice and velvety would stick under your nails for days. They are gross. Probably because my grandfather, they came from his garden, was all about quantity and not quality. The same with Brussel Sprouts . My DD doesn not have to eat these veggies.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:39:13 PM
grape jelly & velveeta cheese!

bologna too...I've NEVER in my life bought it. ICK!

on the other hand I LOVED welfare cheese! The day they came to pass it out my mom would take a carton of cigarettes and trade people a pack of cigarettes for their block (5 lbs. I think) of welfare cheese. We had a freezer full of that stuff.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:42:57 PM
Egg salad sandwiches, cannot eat them. Had them so much as a kid, now the thought of eating them makes me want to throw up.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:47:59 PM
Can't stand is an exaggeration, but I do a lot less of:

weekly church

I can't stand:
saving half of our earnings for college
broccoli and cauliflower and brussel sprouts


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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:49:40 PM
Oh and also boiling vegetables. My mom, God love her, would boil vegetables within an inch of their lives. Now if vegetables touch water, they're sauteed, blanched or just not cooked too long. LOL

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:50:27 PM
Potatoes, can peas, Ragu

... my Mom insisted on a starch with every dinner. They were usually mashed. Rice with fish (sticks) and spaghetti with Ragu. I like rice, fish (preferably fresh) and spaghetti but HATE Ragu. And can peas.

I got SO sick of potatoes. I rarely ate them for 15 years after I left home. I started to eat them after I had a family, but I go ballistic when my meat and potato men want potatoes every night! I do switch it up; country mashed potatoes (skin on), roasted potatoes, baked, on BBQ in foil, scalloped, rice potatoes, baked fries. But potatoes only hit the plate once or twice a week. That's the best I can do, boys.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:50:39 PM
My mom made something she called succotash. It was lima beans and corn mixed together, yuck!

We also had a barbecue hamburger pie that my mom used to make. It was just weird.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:54:48 PM
Canned vegetables - my mom boiled canned veggies for at least 30 min. I never had a fresh vegetable until college. Pretty sad because my mom was raised on a farm.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 12:19:29 AM
Velveeta cheese
Spam (ick, ick, ick)
Wieners (hot dogs)



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Posted: 12/7/2012 1:43:11 AM
Bell bottom pants, hippy type clothes! We wore hand-me-down's and we always got stuck with hippy clothes and bell bottom pants, YUCK!

No bell bottoms in my closet ever again.

Canned peas, macaroni and cheese, bologna, powdered milk (although my mom used to make hot chocolate with it that was pretty tasty) Trix or Fruit loops cereal, those were my brother's favorites, and I hated them but we were only allowed one box every 2 weeks, so since I was way outnumbered I had to eat it a lot. YUCK!

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Posted: 12/7/2012 2:07:37 AM
Processed cheese
Campbell's chicken noodle soup

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Posted: 12/7/2012 3:48:14 AM
I loved my mom's succotash! But she just mixed frozen lima beans and corn together.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:39:22 AM
grape koolaid. I had it every day in my lunch thermos and I hated it! of course, I don't drink any koolaid now, or other sugary drinks, but if I did, that would be the last flavor I would want.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:53:39 AM

Ugh. Canned vegetables. Some canned veggies are ok, but canned asparagus? Nasty stuff.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 5:01:21 AM
Spam - haven't touched it since I moved out of my parents house almost 35 years ago.

Jello - see the above. My kids cried when they were little because they got jello at their friends' houses but not at home so I would make it for them but it is disgusting.

Pork - all pork except bacon and cured ham which cost extra to process. My uncle had a pig farm and he would sell my parents an entire pig for just the processing fees. If you have never rendered lard and smelled that horrible, horrible smell that lingers in your house for days you can count your blessings. Gross, just gross.

Hamburger Helper - my Mom was obsessed with it when it came out so no thanks.

Banquet TV dinners - see above.

Sailor type clothes - I was the youngest of 3 girls whose Mom just loved to buy them matching outfits. She bought us the most horrendous sailor suit, gray-blue with Bermuda shorts and a matching top with that sailor flap thingie on the back. I swear I wore that effing suit for 7 or 8 years before I finally outgrew the last one. Every summer I got teased about not having any different clothes to wear. I am still traumatized.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:34:30 AM
cream of crap soup
steamed veggies
canned green beans



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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:43:42 AM
Another vote for Cream of Wheat & Oatmeal.

I sometimes think I could do oatmeal again...but I'll never eat another bite of Cream of Wheat. Ick!!

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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:44:01 AM
Meatloaf. GAG! My Mom made it all of the time and I hated it. I had to eat a few bites each time. I have never made it and never will.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:01:44 AM

Powdered milk. I can only remember the taste and know I would NEVER drink it. I can even remember how it smells. Don't even know if they make that anymore.

Cabbage- cannot even stand the smell let alone the taste!

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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:17:39 AM

I can't think of a single food I hated growing up. My Mom is a fabulous cook & I even go to her house for sandwiches. In fact, I just got home from eating dinner at her house.

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I can't even stand the thought of maraschino cherries. I ate a ton of them when I was about 6 and got very sick over 50 years later and I still get that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach at the mere mention of them.
Another one is nacho cheese Doritos. I ate a whole bag when I was pregnant with my oldest and got violently sick. It's been 40 years and I still can't eat them


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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:43:53 AM

You all are going to laugh 'cause I've heard how you wax rhapsodic over steaks and such, but, for me, it's beef. I grew up on a farm and we raised our own meat, mostly beef but some chicken and pork as well. But it's the beef that I'm just tired of. I guess I wouldn't say I can't stand it, but it's just not something I really care for much.

Ditto this. We had our own chicken, pork, and beef. And without fail my Mom would mis-judge what she had in the deep freeze and butcher time would roll around again and we still had 20 packs of ground beef left from last year, so we ate ground beef every meal until it was used up. One year she has too many steaks and we were all jazzed at steak for every meal...for about a week and then we were SO TIRED of steak.

We never bought deli lunch meat (because we had our own bologna) or anything quick or instant. I never tasted peanut butter and jelly until college! I asked my friend's mom if she'd share the recipe with my mom for that yummy Mac and cheese. She gave me a hard look, went to the cupboard, and slammed a box of kraft instant in front of me. I think she thought i was being a brat, but I truly didn't know. I still think it's delicious!


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Posted: 12/7/2012 8:54:40 AM

My dad had high cholesterol and my mom made fish for dinner 4-5 days a week.

I can't even stand the smell of it now. When dh wants fish for dinner, I ask him to please grill it and eat it outside.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 11:56:52 AM
Ham, I just can't eat ham any more. My mother swears we didn't have it that often, but I just can't face it.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 12:17:52 PM
Turkey legs -- My mom bought tons one time in the 70s for something like 9 cents a pound and stocked the whole freezer with 'em. Remember that scene where Bubba tells Forrest Gump about all the ways you can serve shrimp? It was like that with turkey at my house for months. And here's the kicker, my mom is a horrible cook! So it was BAD casseroles, over baked legs, and greasy fried turkey.

Add to that a penchant for overcooking the canned vegetables and you have a completely awful meal.

Can't even look at the signs at a ren faire for turkey legs without feeling a little queasy.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 12:30:45 PM
Apple juice, milk, and boiled food of just about any kind. Ick.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 12:30:53 PM
not too many, thank goodness, but a few that I can recall are:

overcooked vegetables My mom cooked EVERY veggie in boiling water till it was mush and had no flavor- ick! asparagus is one I especially remember... (and I love asparagus- but I can't eat it like that.)

strawberry jello with bananas

iceberg lettuce as a 'salad' (her idea of a salad was plain iceberg lettuce with that awful bright orange Western dressing)

shake and bake chicken: we would have this practically every Sunday after church (I especially dislike drumsticks now)

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Posted: 12/7/2012 12:36:28 PM
Twinkies and honeybuns! Now I ate them all the time but just looking at that stuff makes my stomach turn.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 1:24:49 PM
Liver and Onions.



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Posted: 12/7/2012 3:36:07 PM
Prego spaghetti sauce. If we were having that it was because my mom was in the hospital.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 4:22:55 PM
For me it was salmon. Growing up in the PNW with a dad who loved to fish, we had salmon all the time. I could never figure out why people would order salmon at a restaurant because it wasn't "special" to me.

I can eat it now but for awhile, I was really sick of it!

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Posted: 12/7/2012 5:05:01 PM
My mom was a wonderful baker and she could really cook when she wanted to, but she loved boiled, soggy veggies. So, I grew up loving salad, but would never eat a cooked veggie. It took years before I figured out that cooked veggies can be delicious w/the right preparation.

Also, Puffed Rice. Why bother? It isn't cereal. It's like eating a raw piece of grain. Can't even look at the box now.


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Posted: 12/7/2012 6:58:25 PM
Hamburger Helper: We had it all the time growing up. I can't stand it. DH bought a box once and I burst into tears. We had it at least three times a week. Hamburger or tuna helper.

Tuna Loaf: It was suppose to be salmon loaf, but we were poor. It was a tuna meatloaf that jiggled! Grosssssss. It onions. My brother and I threw away her recipe.

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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:52:38 PM
Protein powder. Protein bars.

We swam competitively and my dad would make us these truly heinous protein shakes using Shaklee, just so we were sure to get enough protein (clearly he missed a lecture somewhere because we had hamburger, steak or chicken EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT!)

I've tried every protein powder and bar known to man kind but I never get past the first bite or sip.


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