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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2012, 10:12:10 PM »
Egg nog.  It's way too heavy and I don't like the texture.

Same here but I do like the taste so I do 2/3 eggnog and 1/3 milk.

I don't care for green bean casserole or stuffing.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2012, 10:46:15 PM »
Peppermint

That green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup and Durkee fried onions.  Its a waste of good beans and onions. 

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2012, 10:47:08 PM »
Cranberry anything
black eyed peas for new years
"sweet" sweet potatoes with brown sugar, cinnamon, and marshmallows.  I prefer butter, salt and pepper only.
Wintermint or spearmint.  I only like peppermint candy

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2012, 10:58:47 PM »
Sweet potatoes. In anything.

Pecans. In anything and/or by themselves.

And I used to like ham, but in recent  years I've found it harder to digest and wind up not feeling well. I've pretty much given up on that front.

Egg nog is okay, but as a flavoring? I can't take it.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2012, 11:04:07 PM »
Ah, I knew there was something.  Thank you, Girlie.

Egg nog.  BLEAH!  Can't abide the stuff.  (My mother used to make it from scratch and make me drink it whenever I was ill at home.  With raw egg included, and I was made to watch her mixing it up.  Now just looking at it is almost an emetic for me.  Even thinking about it is causing my stomach to roil.)

I can't manage any meat except fish, either.  That, however, is not just surrounding holiday foods--my digestion just can't tolerate them, ever.  Fortunately, nobody seems to take it amiss if I fail to eat turkey (which is our family's usual Christmas fare).  They're used to my foibles by now.  It helps that my mother-in-law shares my food preferences; she makes smoked salmon just for the two of us when it's her turn to host.  Lovely woman!

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2012, 11:11:00 PM »
I also don't care much for cranberry sauce, although this changed at Thanksgiving. My friend made the yummiest homemade cranberry sauce; with cranberries, port wine, and sugar. I could have eaten it right from the container!  its more of a compote than a sauce, and I need to make some for me!

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2012, 01:26:34 AM »
I dislike ham too. I'm not sure why as ours isn't too salty so I think that it has to do with the texture and color though the taste isn't too good either (but I manage to eat other pork, even though I don't particulaly like it). My sister loves ham with passion so that's the meat we usually have on Christmas. I don't mind too much because there's lots of lovely fish for me, some salted and some smoked.

I also dislike another of my sister's favourites, a sweetened potato casserole. It's made from regular potatoes that are mashed and mixed with a little flour, then left in a warm place for hours which apparently makes it sweet (do it for too long and it starts fermenting). Then you bake it and the end-result is sort of slimy and runny (or delicious, depending on who you ask). I much prefer rutabaga casserole instead.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2012, 01:34:33 AM »
Oyster stew.  :P Christmas Eve tradition in my family. Luckily, there are usually enough dishes that I can avoid it.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2012, 01:58:17 AM »
Brussels sprouts. Green, bitter and foul. Seriously grim.
My Brother calls those Aborted Cabbages.


My list includes those things ( whatever you wanna call them)

Green bean Casserole

Sweet Potatoes

Mince anything

Oysters Anything

I am sure this is missing a few things, but off the top of my head these are the biggies.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2012, 03:36:56 AM »
Brussels sprouts. Green, bitter and foul. Seriously grim.
My Brother calls those Aborted Cabbages.
As far as I'm concerned, he's right. I think that term might come into use in our house. (Can you tell I can't stand them?)

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2012, 04:48:57 AM »
Almost none of the foods listed are 'holiday' dishes for me. For my family Christmas dinner consists of turkey, ham and a series of salads. We finish it off with Christmas pudding or berries.

I do love a good Christmas cake, often homemade.

I detest marzipan, but I love the rest of it.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2012, 06:50:11 AM »
I don't really dislike any of the foods that are traditional here, but just to say, I will more than happily take anyone's brussels sprouts.  ;D

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2012, 07:00:21 AM »
They're yours.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2012, 08:40:44 AM »
My DSIL's recipe for Hawaiian Salad. She puts a lot(!) of maraschino cherries in it.

She made it for Thanksgiving and very little of it was taken out of the bowl. When DSIL asked later, my MIL was the only one who took some home with her. All my kids said no thank you when DBIL asked them if they wanted to take some home with them.

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Re: What holiday foods do you dislike? (intensely)
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2012, 09:55:06 AM »
Egg nog
Sweet potatoes
Peppermint candy canes. DS doesn't like them either, so I bought a box of cherry flavored ones for us.
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