For almost 11 days my throat was so sore I was threatening to cut it out. I could survive without a throat, right? At least a good chunk of it. I could slice it right out, no problem.
When it is excruciatingly painful to swallow you are very particular about what you try to eat. Every bite is well thought out. You don't waste a bite on something gross.
This got me thinking about what foods I dislike. The food-like items that make me shudder just typing their names:
green / red / yellow bell peppers
canned string beans
lemon juice / zest
peanut butter sandwiches
tomatoes by themselves (cherry tomatoes)
ground beef (hamburgers / meatballs / meatloaf)
thick cuts of chicken
almonds / pecans / walnuts / etc
beans (black / pinto / lima / kidney / etc)
pico de gallo
meat on the bone
chili (that whole ground beef, tomatoes, and beans thing. Blech!)
soggy bread (bread pudding / breakfast casserole)
Cool Whip / whipped cream / whipped dessert
proscuitto / limp bacon
octopus, oysters and other strange seafood
hard cookies (biscotti)
olives other than black
Ugh. I just gagged a little.
I showed my list to my little sister. Meridith laughed at me. :/
Is there anything you DO like?!
Um, yeah. His name is my boyfriend the potato.
I like some foods that most people don't enjoy. I love brussels sprouts, asparagus, cauliflower and yellow squash.
...this may be why I have such a difficult time at restaurants in foreign countries. I hate not knowing what the menu says. I hate so many ingredients and I want to know that they will not be in my food.