I need to clear something up.
I am NOT a picky eater.
I’ve had a few people get all up in my pantry on this one recently and I really feel the need to set the record straight once and for all.
I. Am. Not. A. Picky. Eater.
I just know what I like, and what I don’t like. And, I’m tired of being labeled as “picky” after 30 years, it’s gotten a bit old.
Here is the list of foods that I will not eat under any circumstances.
- Sour cream
-I will only eat this if it is in my mom’s beef stroganoff. I cannot witness her adding it. And yes, I can taste it. I prefer if it isn’t there at all, but I will still eat it.
- Cream Cheese
-I can tolerate cream cheese frosting and, I TRY to like cheesecake. Ask Dave. Every time he gets it I taste it in hopes that I’ll enjoy it. And I just don’t. It just tastes like cream cheese.
-I will only eat mayo in my nana’s egg sandwiches. That means I haven’t had it in years, and will never have it again. Ever.
- Feta, Blue, Goat and spreadable cheeses.
-I’m a huge fan of every other cheese. Fresh Mozzarella, Swiss and the sharpest cheddar you can find would be my favorites. I also used to LOVE Cottage Cheese…til I had a baby with severe reflux…..
- Mustard, Creamy dressings (like Ranch, Russian, French and creamy Italian)
-I don’t really care much for condiments in general, but I will eat ketchup. I like the way my food tastes. I enjoy raw carrots, they don’t need to be smothered in dressing.
THAT’S IT! That’s the whole list! I will eat anything else. Seriously. I’ve even eaten a cricket! (in a lollipop) How can you call me picky if I’ve eaten Gryllidae?
Yeah, sure, there are a few foods I don’t love. Like, spinach, lettuce (such a waste of chewing!) celery, raw onions, peppers (but man I love the way they smell!) cabbage, legumes, kale…But I WILL absolutely eat all of the above, if served. I just don’t prepare them for myself.
I’ve also been told by a dentist that I am a “Super taster” (I have more taste buds than the average person) so flavors are a bit stronger for me, I notice them more. (So don’t try to put mustard or sour cream in something and try to fool me. I’ll taste it. Seriously. Ask my family. I ALWAYS know. And don’t you dare try to pass of something with artificial sweetener off on me! The point of this is, I don’t over season food. And spicy food can be a bit too much for me, hence my aversion to Mexican food (but I WILL eat it, as long as it doesn’t have sour cream on it!)
OK? So there you go. I am not picky!
I’m going to eat dinner. It’s taco night. Hold the sour cream and the lettuce.