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  • He1loKittyHe1loKitty Member Posts: 212 Member Member Posts: 212 Member
    Plain cream cheese is gross
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,481 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,481 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 Member Posts: 3,884 Member Member Posts: 3,884 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 Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    Cheese is disgusting and smells like feet!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,481 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,481 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 Member Posts: 2,192 Member Member Posts: 2,192 Member
    Olives are gross... no matter what the color, shape, pitted or un-pitted. Nasty!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 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.

    I actually prefer Kraft mac and cheese 9I never have it, but still) over homemade. homemade is WAY too rich
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Mac and cheese. horrible vile stuff.

    Agree for the most part.. Pasta in general.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,121 Member Member Posts: 23,121 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.

    Yes, homemade mac and cheese, mmmmm. I use the Joy of Cooking recipe and add chorizo and green peas.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,460 Member Member Posts: 8,460 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.

    I actually prefer Kraft mac and cheese 9I never have it, but still) over homemade. homemade is WAY too rich

    Yes...the ones I've ever had are way too 'creamy' - like you said 'way too rich'. I only like the almost burnt/crunchy part on top...if one exists
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,121 Member Member Posts: 23,121 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:

    I've always used fresh green beans and for years have been using Pacific or Whole Foods cream of mushroom soup. This year, my mom insisted I make the mushroom soup from scratch. I did this the day before - it was way too mushroomy for me so I made two casseroles - one with the homemade soup and one with the store bought. I loved the store bought soup casserole and mushroom fans loved the other one.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,121 Member Member Posts: 23,121 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.

    I actually prefer Kraft mac and cheese 9I never have it, but still) over homemade. homemade is WAY too rich

    Well, homemade is certainly caloric...but delish!

    Oh, lately I've been adding cauliflower to bulk it up some, mashing up my JOC recipe and this one https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2018/10/01/cauliflower-mac-and-cheese-recipe/
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,884 Member Member Posts: 3,884 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.

    I actually prefer Kraft mac and cheese 9I never have it, but still) over homemade. homemade is WAY too rich

    I don't think I've met a food I think is too rich, haha.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 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.

    I actually prefer Kraft mac and cheese 9I never have it, but still) over homemade. homemade is WAY too rich

    I don't think I've met a food I think is too rich, haha.

    For me it's just pasta dishes... too heavy!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,481 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,481 Member
    Pasta dishes vary enormously in how rich they are, so that does not compute (but it might be unpopular!).

    I like a wide variety of pasta dishes, but something like pasta topped with a variety of vegetables sauteed with some shrimp and olive oil, or even a arrabiata style sauce or, say, a meat sauce made with tomato sauce, ground beef, and a variety of veg (as I like it) wouldn't strike me as inherently all that "rich."

    I do add black olives often, though, and I know those are unpopular here, based on past posts. They are so tasty on pasta, however!

    I'm not much of a fan of creamy pasta sauces, with the exception of the homemade mac and cheese (which I would only eat with other foods) or -- on occasion -- carbonara, which is amazing (and not cream-based anyway, although egg, cheese, and pork likely have the same effect).
    edited February 2020
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 18,086 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,086 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.

    I actually prefer Kraft mac and cheese 9I never have it, but still) over homemade. homemade is WAY too rich

    I don't think I've met a food I think is too rich, haha.

    I think this is possibly one of the first times you and I have agreed about taste preferences in food, maybe? :lol:
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Pasta dishes vary enormously in how rich they are, so that does not compute (but it might be unpopular!).

    I like a wide variety of pasta dishes, but something like pasta topped with a variety of vegetables sauteed with some shrimp and olive oil, or even a arrabiata style sauce or, say, a meat sauce made with tomato sauce, ground beef, and a variety of veg (as I like it) wouldn't strike me as inherently all that "rich."

    I do add black olives often, though, and I know those are unpopular here, based on past posts. They are so tasty on pasta, however!

    I'm not much of a fan of creamy pasta sauces, with the exception of the homemade mac and cheese (which I would only eat with other foods) or -- on occasion -- carbonara, which is amazing (and not cream-based anyway, although egg, cheese, and pork likely have the same effect).

    Like, I like pasta dishes. The meat sauces and flavors, etc. And I love lasagna (the filling anyway), but I find the actual PASTA to be so unnecessary?? And bland?? What's the point? I'd rather fill up on the sauce and toppings alone.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 18,086 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,086 Member
    Dagnabbit . . . now I want creamy pasta sauces. (Pasta optional. ;) ).
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,884 Member Member Posts: 3,884 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Pasta dishes vary enormously in how rich they are, so that does not compute (but it might be unpopular!).

    I like a wide variety of pasta dishes, but something like pasta topped with a variety of vegetables sauteed with some shrimp and olive oil, or even a arrabiata style sauce or, say, a meat sauce made with tomato sauce, ground beef, and a variety of veg (as I like it) wouldn't strike me as inherently all that "rich."

    I do add black olives often, though, and I know those are unpopular here, based on past posts. They are so tasty on pasta, however!

    I'm not much of a fan of creamy pasta sauces, with the exception of the homemade mac and cheese (which I would only eat with other foods) or -- on occasion -- carbonara, which is amazing (and not cream-based anyway, although egg, cheese, and pork likely have the same effect).

    Like, I like pasta dishes. The meat sauces and flavors, etc. And I love lasagna (the filling anyway), but I find the actual PASTA to be so unnecessary?? And bland?? What's the point? I'd rather fill up on the sauce and toppings alone.

    Do you salt the water?
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,305 Member
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    this sounds absolutely horrific
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