This month’s Round Robin topic is food, in particular our favorite food. As we are approaching Thanksgiving (at least for us Yanks), it seems an appropriate topic. The only thing I’ve realized is that I really don’t have, and never have had, a favorite food. It would be safer to say I have favorite foods.
As I have grown older, my favorite foods have changed. I think this is probably safe to say for most people. When I was a baby, it was breast milk. (grin) By early childhood, I loved pizza, spaghetti, donuts, candy, dove, stroganoff, garlic bread, Armenian cracker bread, hamburgers, artichoke, asparagus, cooked spinach, carrot salad, ice cream, strawberries, peaches, blackberries, and… I guess I had a large list. It depended on any given day.
The same is true now. I have a lot of “favorite foods,” but it really depends on my mood. Sometimes, it’s chocolate. Sometimes, it’s peanuts. Sometimes, it’s my mother’s persimmon cookies. Last night, it was my homemade spaghetti and butternut squash. (Yum!) When I was pregnant with my daughter, I lived on saltine crackers and Monterey Jack cheese. (Now, I can eat the crackers, but I no longer care for that cheese. LOL) Later, bean sprouts were manna from heaven. (That is no longer true either. The joys of being pregnant. 😀 )
This time of year, I love chili, soup, spaghetti, and all the warm comfort foods that go with the season. Come summer, I’ll crave salads, fruit, and cooler foods like ice creams. Perhaps, I am more primal than I realized.
There is nothing like coming off the hill from skiing for an entire day to the scent of fresh baked cookies. I could eat all of them. LOL Or at the end of a long hike on a hot day ice cold freshly cut watermelon. I am salivating just thinking about it.
It would be easier to say what food I don’t like. That’s a short list so far. Let’s see:
- Most seafood/fish—so sushi’s out
- Dark chocolate (although I will eat it if there’s no other chocolate around)
- Rye bread
- Cabbage/Brussels sprouts
- Really spicy food, including curry (gag)
Yup, that’s about it.
So, do you have a favorite food?
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Heidi M. Thomas
Thanks for sharing, Marci! It’s been interesting to read about everybody’s faves!
My father-in-law wouldn’t eat a brussel sprout if his life depended on it and I didn’t know and early in my marriage served them when he came to dinner. Oops! This aversion developed when he was stationed in Europe (Battle of the Bulge) during WWII and all they had to eat were brussel sprouts. Funny how foods affect us. I do like all your ‘liked’ foods, though.
I jokingly say, Rhobin, that I ate too much cabbage in a past life. LOL My mom used to make this peach cobbler. Now, that was divine. I need to get the recipe from her. I’ve never tasted anything like it. And my grandmother had her sticky biscuits. (Nom. Nom. Nom.) I have that recipe. It’s very time consuming, but worth every ounce of labor.
I only like calves liver and chicken liver. My least favorite food is eggs, which most people like. They made me sick as a kid and I’ve never loved them. OTOH, love curry, cabbage and (good) fish. It would be so boring if we all liked the same foods. Thanks for sharing.
It sure would, Judy. I don’t liver. Any liver. 😀 It’s a good thing you do. Someone needs to eat it. 😉
Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables! A serving of Brussels sprouts, topped with a bit of butter, chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper is a meal in itself. What a good job we are all different!
You can have all of the brussels sprouts, Victoria. I will pass. 😉
Hey Marci, 3 of my 4 kids won’t eat cabbage either. So when I make my Polish cabbage rolls, they remove the cabbage and give me the extra, which I gladly consume! And I’m with you on the NO SEAFOOD diet also. I can’t even stand to smell fish, though my Scottish dad used to tell me that really fresh fish, especially cold-water fish, has no smell. I’ve been able to eat (and enjoy a little) fish and chips with malt vinegar, made in places that specialize in that, like Irish pubs. Otherwise, forget the seafood. If there’s a steak option, I’m there. Otherwise I’ll just eat vegetarian style.
And I’m trying to learn to enjoy brussel sprouts, since they’re supposed to be good for you. I bought a package of sprouts in a French cheese sauce, from the local Trader Joe’s today. I’ll put it on the table for Thanksgiving, and at least my vegetarian son will eat it along with me.
But I do love spicy foods…the spicier, the better! I love hot Mexican foods, in fact I have a big pot of posole cooking upstairs now (Pork shoulder soup with hot chilis and hominy). I also love hot Thai food, and some curries are good.
Should we ever meet and I have cabbage on my plate, you can have mine. LOL
The only way to eat tuna is with enough vinegar on it to hide the taste. LOL
No spicy food for me. Oddly, spicy from garlic does not bother me.