24 September 2011

Liver, Yuck!-52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

Week 39. Least Favorite FoodWhat was your least favorite food from your childhood?  Did your parents make you eat it anyway?  Do you still dislike the same food today?  How have your tastes changed since your youth?

Liver always has been and still is my least favorite food.  My mother loves liver and so we would have it occasionally when I was growing up.  I don't remember being forced to eat it, but we were encouraged to.  I remember slathering it with ketchup to try to get a few pieces down.  I think it was a texture thing for me.  Yuck!

My husband loves liver, also.  He likes it with grilled onions on it.  Not me!  When we were first married, I thought I would be a good wife and fix one of his favorite dishes.  I think it was mustard that I slathered on it that time.  I still had trouble eating it.  So, I don't fix it anymore.  I fix his other favorite meal, Chop Suey, instead.  Thankfully, I like that.

I think my tastes have grown over the years.  I grew up on pretty standard Midwestern fare:  meat, potatoes (or some other starch), veggies, and sometimes, dessert for dinner.  I have said before what a great cook my mother is, so most of what she cooked I liked.  These days I am trying to add more fish into our diet.  I like to have a meatless meal once a week too.  I love to try new recipes, so I rarely fix the same thing twice in a month.  But, one thing that isn't on the menu is liver, Yuck!   

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin, of the We Tree blog, is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants.

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