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Writer's Block: Eat, Drink, Be Merry

Thanksgiving is almost here in the U.S., heralding the start of the holiday season and the first of many meals where you might be confronted with a traditional dish that you happen to find disgusting. What holiday food do you hate to see on the table?

Shredded green bean casserole with sliced almonds on top. Bleah.

Also, gigantic Jell-O molds filled with nuts, marshmellows, fruit bits, and other weirdness.

I'm not keen on pumpkin pie, but it's easy enough to avoid.

Other than that, most of the traditional dishes are fine by me.

-The Gneech


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Nov. 25th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
we always called the jello thing "GREEN MOLD"

had bits of walnut and pineapple, and i think the jello base was lime, and it had other stuff mixed in so that it was fluffy and opaque. Tasty, really.

I'm not a fan of cranberry jelly. it can go take a flying leap.
Nov. 25th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
thank gawd we don't do green bean casserole!
barbecued turkey
barbecued tri-tip
cranberry sauce
cheapo rolls
yams with marshmallow topping
butter galore
maybe a salad
pumpkin and apple pies.

or,some deviation depending on desired effect. One year, Xmas and Thanksgiving dinners were the Jack in the Box drive-thru. (Viva le Ultimate Cheeseburger)

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Nov. 26th, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
I have to admit to being the opposite, I love the jellied sauce from the cans. I sometimes get the hankering for it outside the holiday season. Sorry about that. n_n;;
Nov. 25th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
That green-bean casserole stuff is doubly problematic for me, 'cause it's most commonly made with cream-of-mushroom soup, and... well, let's just say any food containing mushrooms tends to get stamped "Return to Sender" and ejected rather forcefully about an hour after consumption. :)

I've tried variations of it made with cream-of-celery or other non-mushroom bases, but I'm not overly fond of it.

I don't mind Jell-O with fruit, but yeah, when they start going crazy with nuts, marshmallows, etc., I can do without it.

On the other hand... not liking pumpkin pie? What are ya, some kind of communist? :)
Nov. 25th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Amen. Green bean casserole is the most over-rated crap ever.
Nov. 26th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, green bean casserole is just nasty. Can't I just have the yummy green beans and leave all that other shit alone?
Cranberry anything = gross
Stuffing is just vile.
Turkey, especially since it's usually served on the bone. Which since the chicken-bone-whammed-down-my-throat incident 9 years ago, has traumatized me to the point I can't even watch other people eat fried chicken on the bone without involuntarily choking and gagging.
Yams, no way.
Canned spinach is somehow popular in my family, I don't know why. Whatever the juice is, it always smells like someone pissed in the can.
Jello with all the crap in it, it's gross just to look at it. Like green beans, jello is fine by itself, why do you have to mess with it?
Pecan Pies, just WAY WAY too damned sweet for me to handle.
Nov. 26th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Turkey served on the bone? I've never seen that, other than the drumsticks... (and it'd be pretty hard for a turkey leg bone to go down your throat by accident, I should think... I can see how that sort of thing would traumatize a person, though!)

Canned spinach is indeed vile; it amazes me that anyone eats it voluntarily, Popeye be damned. :)

Pecan Pie is good, but a little goes a long way... I've found it's better to cut a pie into 10 or 12 thin slices, rather than six big ones, so people can have smaller portions.
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