When you were a kid what foods did you love? Like for me, if I knew mom was making mashed potatoes I was a happy camper. Didn't matter what else...I was a carb kid...still am!!
And on the other hand, what food did you absolutely hate but you were made to eat it anyway?
As mentioned, mashed potatoes whether we had gravy or not, made the meal. They were cheap and we had potatoes in some form often. But my mother loved all of the weird, disgusting veggies like parsnips, beets and hominy! <shudder> (I actually have goose bumps as I'm typing..lol) And I grew up in the era of you ate what was put in front of you and if you didn't you would sit at the table until you had finished. Didn't matter if you were hungry or throwing up the beets, you finished them. When my own children were young I served at least 2 vegetables with our dinner meal. I asked that they at least try one bite of anything new and if they didn't like it that was fine because they learned to eat so many other veggies that it didn't matter if there were 1 or 2 they didn't eat.
When you were growing up what food was your favorite and which one could the world survive without...
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