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  • RAinWARAinWA Posts: 1,688Member Member Posts: 1,688Member Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).

    This is a very good unpopular opinion. Near epitome.

    Green bean casserole was voted worst thanksgiving dish in American for a reason

    This reminds me of a friend of mine's mother. I think it was her second year in the US and for the Thanksgiving meal she was assigned the green bean casserole. I guess nobody explained it to her very well because she used all the normal ingredients but used canned black beans instead of green beans. I couldn't even pretend to taste it. Green bean casserole is bad enough. Black bean? *kitten* no!

    Fortunately she had a sense of humor and had a good laugh at herself.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 4,850Member Member Posts: 4,850Member Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Also, Chinese takeout is grossly overpriced.

    This might be a regional issue. I never found Chinese takeout overpriced in suburban MA, upstate NY, or South Florida.

    Not in Chicago either.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Posts: 2,798Member Member Posts: 2,798Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Also, Chinese takeout is grossly overpriced.

    This might be a regional issue. I never found Chinese takeout overpriced in suburban MA, upstate NY, or South Florida.

    Not in Chicago either.
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    idk but $9.99 for this seems pricey
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 5,735Member Member Posts: 5,735Member Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    NovusDies wrote: »
    I once loved malt balls. Now I hate them. In the movie candy genre (which is where malt balls are for me) nothing beats raisinets. NOTHING. Offer opposing views on risk of being dead to me.

    I'm not a big raisin person, but raisinets are okay. Also raisin bran. But raisins ruin carrot cake and oatmeal cookies.

    I agree regarding the carrot cake...I think it's my favorite (sans those raisins..and pineapple too if you are so inclined)

    regarding the 'licorice' thing...while I hate those 'Allsorts licorice candies'....I LOVE LOVE black licorice...just not those little square sugar bombs 😣

    and these...

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    yup...those little square 'things'....😣lol! The blue or pink round ones are fine though

    edited February 4
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 4,850Member Member Posts: 4,850Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Also, Chinese takeout is grossly overpriced.

    This might be a regional issue. I never found Chinese takeout overpriced in suburban MA, upstate NY, or South Florida.

    Not in Chicago either.
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    idk but $9.99 for this seems pricey

    Wide variety of prices and compared to other takeout Chinese is among the cheapest.
    edited February 4
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 14,143Member Member Posts: 14,143Member Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).

    This is a very good unpopular opinion. Near epitome.

    Green bean casserole was voted worst thanksgiving dish in American for a reason

    A very amusing moment in my life was when I decided to make a real food imitation of classic green been casserole for a potluck Thanksgiving (fresh beans, fresh mushrooms, bechamel, caramelised fresh onions, toasted/buttered bread crumbs). Someone else brought the classic version (canned beans, Campbell's condensed mushroom soup, canned fried onions).

    Results?

    LOL: You decide! :lol::lol::lol:
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 4,850Member Member Posts: 4,850Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).

    This is a very good unpopular opinion. Near epitome.

    Green bean casserole was voted worst thanksgiving dish in American for a reason

    A very amusing moment in my life was when I decided to make a real food imitation of classic green been casserole for a potluck Thanksgiving (fresh beans, fresh mushrooms, bechamel, caramelised fresh onions, toasted/buttered bread crumbs). Someone else brought the classic version (canned beans, Campbell's condensed mushroom soup, canned fried onions).

    Results?

    LOL: You decide! :lol::lol::lol:

    A group of friend have an annual mock Thanksgiving event, and one of the people always brings an updated and improved green bean casserole similar to the real food one you describe, and it's hugely popular. For some reason we never did the green bean casserole at our family, so I just started doing sauteed green beans with mushrooms and almonds and garlic (and sometimes bread crumbs and/or dill) when I learned green beans at Thanksgiving was a thing.
  • deannalavertydeannalaverty Posts: 25Member Member Posts: 25Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Anchovies are all that is good in this world. I will eat anchovies with/on/in just about anything. Grilled cheese? With marinara and anchovies. Pasta? Anchovies. Pizza? Give me pineapple, roasted red peppers, and anchovies please.

    You had me until you mixed the anchovies and the pineapple.

    Anchovies on caesar salad are the bomb.

    Hear me out! The salty anchovies and the sweet pineapple balance each other out, though this is best done on a thinner crust pizza because pineapple doesn't work as well on really doughy crusts. Then the roasted red pepper mellows it all out. :)
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 4,007Member Member Posts: 4,007Member Member
    Beer is disgusting. I have tried craft ones, “good ones”, all kinds. All are gross to me. The maltiness is what is bad.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 3,530Member Member Posts: 3,530Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    Also, Chinese takeout is grossly overpriced.

    This might be a regional issue. I never found Chinese takeout overpriced in suburban MA, upstate NY, or South Florida.

    Not in Chicago either.
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    idk but $9.99 for this seems pricey

    Yeah, that looks like a 5.99 dish in my town. I’m in a small town though.
  • nicsflyingcircusnicsflyingcircus Posts: 2,119Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,119Member, Premium Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    I can't remember if I posted this already or not (I probably did, in November-ish)...but I think the typical (for my area) Thanksgiving spread is ALL pretty gross/unappealing -- or at the best, totally meh...

    Turkey :#
    Stuffing or dressing
    Mac n' cheese
    Mashed potatoes with brown gravy
    Green bean casserole :s
    Sweet potato casseroles with lots of sugar/marshmallows/nuts

    Also it's usually followed up with pumpkin pie and apple pie. The 2 least appealing of all pies (at least for me, a pie lover).

    This is a very good unpopular opinion. Near epitome.

    Green bean casserole was voted worst thanksgiving dish in American for a reason

    A very amusing moment in my life was when I decided to make a real food imitation of classic green been casserole for a potluck Thanksgiving (fresh beans, fresh mushrooms, bechamel, caramelised fresh onions, toasted/buttered bread crumbs). Someone else brought the classic version (canned beans, Campbell's condensed mushroom soup, canned fried onions).

    Results?

    LOL: You decide! :lol::lol::lol:

    A group of friend have an annual mock Thanksgiving event, and one of the people always brings an updated and improved green bean casserole similar to the real food one you describe, and it's hugely popular. For some reason we never did the green bean casserole at our family, so I just started doing sauteed green beans with mushrooms and almonds and garlic (and sometimes bread crumbs and/or dill) when I learned green beans at Thanksgiving was a thing.

    I make a green bean casserole at Thanksgiving with fresh green beans, shallot, mushrooms and a Parmesan garlic cream sauce (I actually make half sans mushrooms because my husband and son are not fans).
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 3,024Member Member Posts: 3,024Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Forgot to mention: I do know someone who likes mellocremes, of which candy corn is one type . . . to the point that her nickname is "Coach Mellocreme" (one of my past rowing coaches, a stellar amateur athlete - the year they cancelled the Chicago Marathon midway because of excessive heat, she'd already finished by the time they cancelled :lol: - and a brilliant, successful biomedical engineering researcher . . . fueled significantly by mellocremes, malted milk balls, and marshmallow Peeps. Go figure.)

    Which reminds me: I don't think (?) Peeps have come up so far in this thread, and I think they are a controversial food. Like or hate? Better fresh, or stale? (They're not vegetarian, so I don't eat 'em.)

    Not a fan of Peeps and I like marshmallow. Stale would be even worse! My mom loves them I usually get her a 4 pack each year.
  • He1loKittyHe1loKitty Posts: 212Member Member Posts: 212Member Member
    Plain cream cheese is gross
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,425Member Member Posts: 8,425Member Member
    Mac and cheese. horrible vile stuff.
  • miss_zita_2020miss_zita_2020 Posts: 5,183Member Member Posts: 5,183Member Member
    Liquorice sweets are horrible.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 4,850Member Member Posts: 4,850Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Mac and cheese. horrible vile stuff.

    I think well-made homemade mac and cheese is really good, but it's not something I ever make so I only eat it if someone else does. It's never been a Thanksgiving staple for us, but some years ago my sister's SO's brother-in-law was a chef at a soul food restaurant, and the SO would always bring some of the b-i-l's mac and cheese to our Thanksgiving, and it was great.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 3,530Member Member Posts: 3,530Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Mac and cheese. horrible vile stuff.

    I think well-made homemade mac and cheese is really good, but it's not something I ever make so I only eat it if someone else does. It's never been a Thanksgiving staple for us, but some years ago my sister's SO's brother-in-law was a chef at a soul food restaurant, and the SO would always bring some of the b-i-l's mac and cheese to our Thanksgiving, and it was great.

    Come on over, I'll make you a mean homemade mac and cheese. It's the dish I bring to holidays, lol.
  • kellisngkellisng Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Cheese is disgusting and smells like feet!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Posts: 4,850Member Member Posts: 4,850Member Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Mac and cheese. horrible vile stuff.

    I think well-made homemade mac and cheese is really good, but it's not something I ever make so I only eat it if someone else does. It's never been a Thanksgiving staple for us, but some years ago my sister's SO's brother-in-law was a chef at a soul food restaurant, and the SO would always bring some of the b-i-l's mac and cheese to our Thanksgiving, and it was great.

    Come on over, I'll make you a mean homemade mac and cheese. It's the dish I bring to holidays, lol.

    You can come to my holiday meals!
  • Barbsunshine7Barbsunshine7 Posts: 2,193Member Member Posts: 2,193Member Member
    Olives are gross... no matter what the color, shape, pitted or un-pitted. Nasty!
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