I grew up in a typical midwestern Irish Catholic home. Dinner was always “meat and potatoes”. A lot of potatoes and a lot of cheap inexpensive cuts of meat. We ate whatever was put in front of us…we were not fussy or picky.
I don’t know when it happened but the sight of certain foods make me gag now. I think it’s weird.
Meat is a particular trigger for me…it grosses me out. Beef, chicken, pork, turkey………..bbbbllllaaaarrrrrgggggg……
Now I find it difficult to touch raw meat when I am cooking. Ground beef and chicken are the worst.
A few years ago I discovered that Butterball makes a wonderful pre-cooked bird for the holidays, no raw meat to touch, no yucky juices to clean up. Oh, I also have a bacteria phobia…raw meat juices
This has nothing to do with animal rights or cruelty to the cute chickens.
Just all of sudden one day I couldn’t touch it or eat it anymore. So, pretty much all I eat is bagels, fruit, cereal, yogurt, pasta, veggies, Pop Tarts and Diet Pepsi. Well rounded diet? I don’t think so. Well-rounded Maureen? Oh Yes.
Just wanted to share this ridiculous eating phobia I have developed. I think we all need to admit our crazy parts every once in a while.