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i just had a fond memory of when i was a kid and would eat butter. you know, just butter. and jello mix out of the box. as i got older i enjoyed eating half a head of lettuce. i'd just tear pieces off til i was full.

what crazy stuff did you eat when you were a kid? i mean not on purpose to be gross, but just because you liked it?

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rackletang
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
I ate jello out of the box, too! And raw pasta, especially spaghetti. Raw hot dogs, and salami with cream cheese rolled up inside. I still love raw turnips with blue cheese dressing...
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, raw spaghetti - it was a challenge to see how long I could nurse it and get it soggy in my mouth before I crunched it!
salami_salome
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
Sometimes, my mom would make me homemade play-doh. It was pretty much just flour and water and salt. Mm, salty.
dharshai
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
jars upon jars of pickle
salami_salome
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
I do that now! With olives. Mm, salty.
traceracer
Feb. 1st, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
I also can eat jars of pickles. And olives by the can. But not together.

Now I want pickles and olives. Separately.
valancymay
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
yup, jello powder. and pudding powder, too.
angela_la_la
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
What is up with kids eating powder? I used to be obsessed with sneaking spoonfuls of powdered coffee creamer when I was a kid.
Granted, I still eat Swiss Miss powder on top of ice cream. It's like a ghetto version of a malted.

That, and I loved cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. They aren't bad, but for some reason that one seems to gross people out whenever I tell them. My favorite dish when I was a teenage vegetarian was a big plate of egg noodles topped with cottage cheese, salt, and sunflower seeds. The very idea makes me queasy today.
curious_au
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
Powdered instant mashed potatoes. Just be careful it doesn't form into a solid sheet of pseudotato when it hits the saliva in your throat. I have never met anyone else that eats this, so if you do, come out of the woodwork and stop me from feeling like such a (singular) weirdo.
andthesparrows
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
I used to eat powdered stuff too--dry oatmeal, dry hot chocolate.

And cream cheeese and jelly sandwiches rock! My best friend's mom used to make them for me. :D My mom used to also mix the peanut butter and jelly together for me.
miss_blu
Feb. 1st, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
Cream cheese n jam on bread = cheesecake! That's my excuse when it freaks people out, anyway ;-)

And I thought I was the only one who ate coffeemate -giggle-
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
I've never had one, but now I want a cream cheese and jelly sandwich. I never like the idea of cream cheese as a kid.
fooltheworld
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
Well, I still eat it sometimes...corn dogs dipped in Miracle Whip.
andthesparrows
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
I was/am the pickiest eater on the earth. I hate/hated spaghetti, meatloaf, pulp in OJ, soggy Cheerio's, pizza...the list goes on..

I used to eat frozen french fries. I loved them! When my mom would make them for us, I would beg for a few frozen ones to eat.

Hmm..what else wierd did I eat?
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
I was that picky eater. The only things I would eat were fried chicken and spaghetti. I hated pizza!! My mom would cut the crusts off sandwiches for me.
kittenscribble
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
Rice sandwiches, actually. Cooked white rice, between slices of plain white bread. Which made no sense as it's empty starch in empty starch, y'know? but for some reason, I liked it a lot.
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
mmmmm empty starch. basically if you put butter on that, I would be happy to share one with you.
nixieq
Feb. 1st, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
i used to eat crystal lite mix straight outta the little jar. also, uncooked ramen (just the noodles, not the broth packet).

oh, and my brother and i both used to put potato chips on our PBJs. i have a memory of also occasionally dipping my PBJs in kool-aid...

my brother, however, tops all. he used to take mint chocolate chip ice cream and mix in PB & jelly. i seem to recall he'd even occasionally throw in a slice of bread, but that could be my brain making stuff up.
geniealisa
Feb. 1st, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
Oooooh! I was a BIG fan of potato chips on any burger or sandwich. That was the best! I can remember eating sandwiches consisting of nothing but mustard, ruffles and white bread. Mmmm, food of the gods.
malkin
Feb. 1st, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
This is funny, because I was about to post something like this, only asking what peoples' secret weird snacks are. I'll probably still post that one. It's fun.

My brother and sister and I were often left to our own devices during the weekends, so we got up to all sorts of trouble in the kitchen, attempting to invent new food. I suspect that this is why I'm such a good improvisational cook, these days. But, at the time, we had a lot of, um, misadventures. My favorite was the time I tried to convince my little brother that no, a glob of mayonnaise with a slice of American cheese over it nuked in the microwave for one minute will NOT be tasty. Years later, after he grew up, he admitted to me that I was right.
panicsyndrome
Feb. 1st, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Ketchup sandwiches when we were more broke. I grew to enjoy them.

When times were better, my sister discovered the joy of putting a slice of cheese in a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. I grew to enjoy this also.

Again during the poor periods, we used to ration the powdered cheese from Mac & Cheese and use the rest of it on popcorn later on. Popcorn was a meal sometimes.

Being broke is fun and necessity is the mother of invention.
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
I swear I was not trying to make light of being poor.

That said, sometimes popcorn is a meal for me now, but that's mostly because I am rife with unhealthiness.
panicsyndrome
Feb. 1st, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh please do not misunderstand, I was in no way trying to say you were. Just saying, that is how it was.

Interesting related factoid, though- at the time, Reston was not at all the sprawling upscale area it is now. It was actually sort of low-rent and not the most desirable place to live, and things like me getting jacked off my big wheel or having my tricycle stolen were not at all uncommon.
jsciv
Feb. 1st, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
My brother loved cheese and ketchup sandwiches when we were kids. I couldn't stand them. Come to think of it, my parents probably made them for the same reasons yours did.
miss_blu
Feb. 1st, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
I did the butter thing too, lovely!

Ummm...-ponders- Marmite, outta the jar...and oxo cubes. Cold, set custard. Jelly before it's been mixed with hot water, aye. Campbells condensed soups without adding water. Fresh raw veggies n fruit nabbed outta the garden. Cake mix, before it'd been baked - scraping the bowl out was the best bit!!!!! Oh, and coffeemate, from the jar. My mamma bought me a whole big jar of coffeemate for my 13th birthday, and I ate the lot in a day (boy was I sick, lol).

I had a friend who used to eat raw sausages and bacon. Bit grim.
traceracer
Feb. 1st, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Bread with butter and sugar.

My brother used to love raw hot dogs.

Hmm, I can't think of anything too weird, but I'm sure my mom could.
spleenless
Feb. 1st, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
little blobs of margarine rolled in sugar
molasses from the jar
potato chip and margarine sandwiches (ok - I still occasionally eat this)

Worst mistake - thinking that the foil wrapped bouillon cubes must be candy.
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
boullion cubes... i think my mentality at the time was that anything that compact and wrapped in foil HAD to be good, salty or no. mmmm salty.
ceciskittle
Feb. 1st, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
I used to eat sugar by the spoonfuls. Or if white bread was available I would make a sugar sandwich. I'd squish all the sides together so that it was like in a pocket while I ate it.
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
ooooh that reminds me!! i loved to make wonder bread balls by tossing the crusts and smoushing the middle into various shapes and then eating it.
peregrin8
Feb. 7th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
I did the wonder bread balls too. Must've driven my granola-and-whole-wheat mama crazy.

And powdered hot cocoa mix or sweetened Kool-Aid mix straight from the can, do not inhale!
swartzdk
Feb. 1st, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
Franco American, cold from the can. Still do.
ex_midwinte
Feb. 1st, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
Vienna sausages.

EWWWWW
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
i have to agree with you there, ewwwwwww.
eeedge
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Sweetened condensed milk by the can. Yum!

Also, hot chocolate powder. I used to hate the sensation if I accidentally breathed in as I put the spoon in my mouth.
examorata
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Bologna sandwich with UTZ bbq potato chips. HAD to be the bbq kind. =)

Kids LOVE powder. My mom wouldn't buy us Nestle Quik because we already had Hershey's syrup in the house which we could use on ice cream and use to make chocolate milk. But I always went to my friend's house and had chocolate milk there. I would put three heaping tablespoons in a small cup, pour in milk, and stir only slightly. Thus, a lightly chocolatey milk with a mountain range of goop + powder at the bottom!

Oh lord, I want some right now!
edamame
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
Peanut butter and bacon sammiches. :)
booyeah
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! I want one right now.
booyeah
Feb. 1st, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
I ate probably about half a cup of sweet-n-low before my parents found me.
snidegrrl
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
did you immediately sprout cancer?
captain_boots
Feb. 1st, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
I didn't think I ate anything weird (once I was out of the toddler stage) but then I remembered I would sometimes pick a grain or two out of the rock salt bag used on the homemade ice cream maker and eat them.
bearly525
Feb. 1st, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
I was too boring to eat weird. :D Truly, I ate nothing as a kid. The closest I can get to weird is that once my mum switched me to skim milk (around three maybe?) I would drink milk (plain, not chocolate) until the cows came home. Or at least until she stopped pouring it for me! LOL One day she realized I had drank almost a whole gallon during my afternoon playtime!! Yeah, that was a fun call to the doctor, I'm sure... Maybe that's why my bones heal so fast!! LOL

I still go on milk binges occasionally, especially after not having it for a while.
zarobi
Feb. 1st, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
My problem is defining "weird". Every once in a while there are things that I will crave or eat that completely throw Scott off, yet seem perfectly normal to me. Poutine, for example. But there are entire nations that love poutine, so it must be him and not me. Such is my logic.

My grandmother used to make peanut-butter and syrup sandwiches for me. I still put PB and syrup on my pancakes. I could (and still do) happily devour entire cans of smoked oysters. Pickled garlic. My favorite dishes I cannot spell because Grandma never wrote them down:


I consider none of these things strange. My grandparents (with whom my sister and I spent a great deal of our adolescent years with) regularly ate things like (real!) head cheese and chicken feet.
professorbooty
Feb. 3rd, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
...
Cheese and mustard sandwiches, like every day.

And I would drink Hi-C, with pickle juice mixed in when nobody was looking.
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