Last night my wife had a meeting to attend, so it was just me and Little Miss Pickyeater at the dinner table. When it's just the two of us sharing dinner, I make an effort to be more talkative. While a have a mental list of topics I want to discuss, I never have to consult the list because my daughter uses our dinner to host her own talk show with me as a guest. She has a knack for coaxing conversation out of her reticent father. Last night she wanted to talk about my childhood eating habits, specifically foods I refused to eat as a kid.
Today I'm resurrecting The Greasy Five by listing five foods of my childhood that I somewhat detested.
The Greasy Five
1. Fried cornmeal mush
2. Pancakes (Currently I'm learning to love pancakes. I attribute my dislike to the artificial syrup that often drowned the pancakes of my youth. Maple syrup or a fruit compote are preferable pancake toppings.)
3. Meat loaf (Today I'm pleased to announce that I love meat loaf.)
4. Tuna noodle casserole
5. Potato boats (They served this at the school cafeteria in my hometown. This consisted of a slice of bologna that functioned as a base for a scoop of instant mashed potatoes and American cheese. This meal still feels like some absurd dream, but I swear it was quite real.)