Rice Pudding and other things that are wrong

  1. Evo

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    I remember the first time my English Grandmother made rice pudding. I took a spoonful and thought "oh my god, it really has rice in it" and roaches! Oh, they're raisins. I politely swallowed it and then had to excuse myself from the table.

    They are showing rice pudding being made on "Unwrapped". :yuck:

    The worst abomination has to be chocolate covered raisins. What kind of sick, twisted, person would waste chocolate this way?

    Another thing I hate is the bread with those nasty candied fruit in them. What are they thinking?

    Any popular food you can't stand or were tortured with as a child?
     
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  3. Math Is Hard

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    There was a carrot-raisin-mayo salad that used to freak me out. And of course the ever popular Thanksgiving yams with marshmallows on top. pleh.
     
  4. ZapperZ

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    I actually like rice pudding, especially the Indian version of rice pudding which is more "watery" and sweetened with condensed milk. It also has a bit of "spices" such as ground cardamom.

    I also like raisin bread, especially if it has a cinnamon swirl in it. Not sure if this is the "candied" bread that you're referring to.

    Zz.
     
  5. - I cannot swallow things that I don't like. :yuck:
    - I always eat in my room that has a garbage bin in it! :)

    I only like things that I can cook within 2 minutes.
     
  6. Evo

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    I love cinnamon raisin bread. No, I'm talking about the bread that has candied citron, and other normally edible fruit that has been candied (like the stuff in fruitcake), but added to plain bread. :eek:
     
  7. Evo

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    AAARRGH, I have seen the carrot-raisin-mayo abomination, but my mother was never so cruel as to actually make it.

    I did like her waldorf salad though, apples, celery, pecans, and mayonaise. Sounds awful, but not bad.

    Bread pudding is another thing I could never understand. Blegh.
     
  8. edward

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    As a child I liked jello, until eighth grade science class where I learned how gelatin is made. :yuck:
     
  9. cristo

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    Rice pudding is delicious. Damn you and your hatred of English specialties, Evo! :grumpy:
     
  10. Math Is Hard

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    Fortunately, my mother never made that carrot salad, but it was one of those things that would always show up at Sunday potluck suppers. Mom always dumped a spoonful of that stuff on my plate and said I had to eat it because "you don't want to hurt Mrs. So and So's feelings." There was no escape. :cry: Mrs. So and So was always watching to see how much you enjoyed her stupid potluck contribution.

    I always wanted to try Waldorf Salad, but I don't know if I could get past my mayo phobia from the carrot salad years.
     
  11. Evo

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    I love blood pudding, I love roast beef and yorkshire pudding. I love steak and kidney pie.

    I would rather have my fingernails pulled out than eat rice or bread pudding.

    Rice - good

    Bread - good

    Milk - good

    Sugar - good

    Boil them together until they are a disgusting slop - not good. :devil: :tongue2:
     
  12. Evo

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    I feel your pain MIH. Luckily I was not often subjected to such things as all of my mother's friends were French and the meals were awesome feasts of imported gourmet food.

    I was 14 before I ever ate anything like a casserole (made from soup and stuff), or baked beans, or other strange American food.
     
  13. ZapperZ

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    I actually have been told that I make a very good raspberry and raisin bread pudding. I use brioche for the bread. I even make a warm whiskey sauce to go with it, just in case you didn't get enough artery-clogging cholesterol. :)

    Zz.
     
  14. edward

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    Isn't there some kind of therapy for that? :biggrin: A twelve step program prehaps starting out with watered down mayo.
     
  15. Evo

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    Oh, well now you're talking!!! :approve:

    My grandmother would take white wonderbread, pour milk over it, add sugar, egg and maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon and bake it into a bland, disgusting glop. Same with the rice.

    It was times like these when I secretly wished that I was raised by wolves.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  16. ZapperZ

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    Oh no, no Wonder bread here (Wonder bread and most typical supermarket sliced bread are banned in this house). You need a bread that either have some structure to it (good day-old french bread) or something with buttery flavor like brioche. And I use "half and half", i.e. half whole milk, and half heavy cream (told you it was artery-clogging). It adds to the creaminess of the pudding.

    Zz.
     
  17. harborsparrow

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    boiled turnips have to rank with the top 10 most disgusting foods in the universe.
     
  18. My grandma still does that. I never liked it, I did try it a few times, but I can't stand it. She made some of it the other day and offered me some, I told her no thanks and that I thought it was nasty, lol. But.....if you notice the older people that like lived durring the depression era... savor, use, and make alot more that the rest of us would never even think up.
     
  19. Redbelly98

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    When I was growing up, my oldest brother (and possibly others in my family) were put off that my favorite kind sandwich was bologna on raisin-bread.

    And, for a couple of years as a teenager, I liked putting orange juice on vanilla ice cream. Think rootbeer floats, with O.J. instead of rootbeer. Until one day I took a bite and was utterly disgusted! :yuck: How is it possible I ever enjoyed eating that?
     
  20. Evo

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    OH DEAR GOD!

    Ok, that I can see, just think orange dreamsicles.
     
  21. Evo

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    See, that sounds delicious. What my grandmother made was bland and horrid.

    But the woman made the BEST yorkshire pudding and roast beef gravy on the planet.

    The worst thing my mother ever fed me was cold tripe with Wishbone bottled Italian dressing poured over it. I truly thought I was going to die. I think I was 8. I can still see that like it was an hour ago.
     
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