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    My kid is a bit of a weird eater, eschewing cereal or even chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast in favor of fish fillets or hotdog.

    Recently, I bought some seaweed paper on a whim and he freaking loves the stuff -- I can't stand them. He asked at lunch today that I put seaweed paper in his lunchbox this year.

    So what weird stuff do your kids eat or did you eat as a kid?



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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    My kid is a bit of a weird eater, eschewing cereal or even chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast in favor of fish fillets or hotdog.

    Recently, I bought some seaweed paper on a whim and he freaking loves the stuff -- I can't stand them. He asked at lunch today that I put seaweed paper in his lunchbox this year.

    So what weird stuff do your kids eat or did you eat as a kid?
    My youngest will take a whole baked potato (not cut up, no butter or anything) and dip it in a bowl of vinegar and eat it. *gag*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    My youngest will take a whole baked potato (not cut up, no butter or anything) and dip it in a bowl of vinegar and eat it. *gag*
    ok, yeah that's a weird one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    My kid is a bit of a weird eater, eschewing cereal or even chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast in favor of fish fillets or hotdog.

    Recently, I bought some seaweed paper on a whim and he freaking loves the stuff -- I can't stand them. He asked at lunch today that I put seaweed paper in his lunchbox this year.
    Please take your kid out for sushi / other Japanese food. It sounds like he's into umami.

    What kind of fish fillets? Has he had kippers? Get him some kippers - they might be called kippered herring or smoked herring. They're frickin' delightful. They'll be near the tuna cans, around the smoked oysters in a can. Kippers are also full of omegas so I eat them all the time to fight cholesterol.

    I hate tomato ketchup, but I made this a couple months ago and have been putting it on everything wrong-thinkers would put tomato ketchup on, and it's frickin' awesome. But again, I like umami.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    ok, yeah that's a weird one.
    I thought so too but he explained it to me and it doesn't seem so bizarre. He loves salt and vinegar potato chips and when I bake a potato, I rub the outside with grease and cover it in kosher salt. He says, the salt covered potato dipped in vinegar tastes like really awesome salt and vinegar potato chips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    Please take your kid out for sushi / other Japanese food. It sounds like he's into umami.
    yeah, he has tried a couple pieces of sushi and always spit them out (I think its a texture thing)
    But otherwise he'll eat any cooked seafood you put in front of him. A plate of fried calamari? fuggetabit, it its devoured. A can of tuna? blink and its gone. Blackened Red Snapper is his favorite.

    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    What kind of fish fillets?
    generally cod filets as its easy and decent for him.

    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    Has he had kippers? Get him some kippers - they might be called kippered herring or smoked herring. They're frickin' delightful. They'll be near the tuna cans, around the smoked oysters in a can. Kippers are also full of omegas so I eat them all the time to fight cholesterol.
    have not, I'll give him some to try. seriously the kid would eat seafood and pepperoni pizza everyday if he had his way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I thought so too but he explained it to me and it doesn't seem so bizarre. He loves salt and vinegar potato chips and when I bake a potato, I rub the outside with grease and cover it in kosher salt. He says, the salt covered potato dipped in vinegar tastes like really awesome salt and vinegar potato chips.
    geez, now I want to try it.

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    My son once ate escargot when he was little..ick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlybee View Post
    My son once ate escargot when he was little..ick.
    I love escargot.

    I think the weirdest thing I eat is the jalapeno fold over. Take a piece of white bread, stuff it with jalapenos, and fold it in half. I started doing that when I was in elementary school because I was hungry when I got home from school. My mom dips Oreos in orange juice.*gag*

    I also eat tuna out of the can - nothing on it and cornbread and buttermilk. Mr A thinks those are weird. I don't. The first one is sheer laziness (tuna) and the second (milk-n-bread) is cultural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I love escargot.

    I think the weirdest thing I eat is the jalapeno fold over. Take a piece of white bread, stuff it with jalapenos, and fold it in half. I started doing that when I was in elementary school because I was hungry when I got home from school. My mom dips Oreos in orange juice.*gag*

    I also eat tuna out of the can - nothing on it and cornbread and buttermilk. Mr A thinks those are weird. I don't. The first one is sheer laziness (tuna) and the second (milk-n-bread) is cultural.
    Ick, ick...lol.

    I think the weirdest thing I eat is the occasional corndog although im about 90% vegetarian right now. My dad used to eat cornbread and buttermilk. Watch the tuna...mercury.

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    My daughter when she was little would stuff a jalapeno pepper with Altoids, put that inside a mango, bake it, then cover it with Worcestershire sauce and honey. With a dollop of horseradish on the side. yuck.
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    My brothers eat pickled pigs feet. They love 'em but I never got up the nerve to taste one.
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    Do you know the difference between buggers and broccoli?



    Kids won't eat broccoli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I love escargot.

    I think the weirdest thing I eat is the jalapeno fold over. Take a piece of white bread, stuff it with jalapenos, and fold it in half. I started doing that when I was in elementary school because I was hungry when I got home from school. My mom dips Oreos in orange juice.*gag*

    I also eat tuna out of the can - nothing on it
    and cornbread and buttermilk. Mr A thinks those are weird. I don't. The first one is sheer laziness (tuna) and the second (milk-n-bread) is cultural.
    The lazy po' man's tuna burger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    Do you know the difference between buggers and broccoli?
    Kids won't eat broccoli.
    my kid loves broccoli. when we go to the local thai place, his dinner of choice is a big platter of fried calamari and a big bowl of steamed broccoli with salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    My brothers eat pickled pigs feet. They love 'em but I never got up the nerve to taste one.
    Isn't that like.....all bone? Or gristle........eh beats me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamp View Post
    Isn't that like.....all bone? Or gristle........eh beats me......
    They appear to be mostly gristle with a little meat. I tried not to look at them. *gag* They stink, too.
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    Peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwich.

    My youngest used to eat butter. Just...butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwich.
    Thread winner. Now that's weird.

    My youngest used to eat butter. Just...butter.
    I did too. Still take a nibble when no one's looking. I also ate part of a jar of Flintstones vitamins once. And I used to fake headaches to get baby aspirin and stomach aches to get lemon swiss malox. My mom didn't buy us much candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlybee View Post
    I think the weirdest thing I eat is the occasional corndog [...] Watch the tuna ... mercury.
    Watch the corndogs ... cameras.

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    Oh, and I tried dog food once, too. My brother told me someone needed to taste test the dog food to make sure it wasn't poison and I got voluntold to do it. It was the crunchy kind. I wouldn't have tasted the wet stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    So what weird stuff do your kids eat or did you eat as a kid?
    I used to eat dry oatmeal in those little instant packets… You know, the ones with a lot of sugar and cinnamon? Actually, that may not be very weird, now that I think of it.

    Someone mentioned Flintstone vitamins… When I was little, I ate a whole bottle of Flintstone vitamins in one sitting, with my little sister... and even shared some with the dog. My mom told me that they took me to the hospital to have my stomach pumped.
    “Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory-- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    I used to eat dry oatmeal in those little instant packets… You know, the ones with a lot of sugar and cinnamon? Actually, that may not be very weird, now that I think of it.

    Someone mentioned Flintstone vitamins… When I was little, I ate a whole bottle of Flintstone vitamins in one sitting, with my little sister... and even shared some with the dog. My mom told me that they took me to the hospital to have my stomach pumped.
    I ate about half a bottle and my mom called the doctor. He told her not to give me anymore vitamins. No stomach pumping for me. I just got yelled at. Those things were delicious, though.
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    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    I ate about half a bottle and my mom called the doctor. He told her not to give me anymore vitamins. No stomach pumping for me. I just got yelled at. Those things were delicious, though.
    They were! I don't even remember having my stomach pumped but I don't remember a lot of my early childhood.
    “Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory-- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.”

    — Jonathan Safran Foer






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