Monday, June 15, 2009

picky about food

Okay, so maybe I'm not exactly a picky eater, but I am very particular about the way some of my food is prepared.

The perfect hot dog is grilled until the majority of the skin is black. I love a good charred dog. But being cooked to perfection is just a small part of the perfect dog. I like my mustard to be on the bun, a half a slice of cheese, then the dog, then ketchup on top. THAT'S my perfect dog. Not ketchup and mustard squished together on the bottom. Not mustard only. Not relish or onion. Nope. Mustard, cheese, dog, ketchup.


For my cheeseburgers I like mustard on the bottom bun, then the meat, cheese, pickles, then mix mayonnaise and ketchup on top bun. Mmmmm. my mouth just watered.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? The PB must be on 1 slice of bread and the jelly on the other.

Are you picky about the way your food is prepared sometimes? Or is it just me?


  1. Sometimes I wish I were pickier. Then maybe I'd have to diet less. Le sigh.

  2. I'm not particularly picky, but I usually do things the way I've always done them. PB on one slice, J on the other. After I got married, I learned not everyone does it the same way. Hubby likes PB on both slices and J in the middle. And according to him, ketchup has no business on a hotdog. It's become a running joke in our house, because I always put ketchup on my dog.

    I say, eat how you like. I like jelly and bacon sandwiches. Grosses my daughter right out. My father liked butter and onion sandwiches. Grossed me right out. It's a tradition. ;o)

  3. Anonymous9:08 AM

    not so picky. No catsup on hot dogs. Mayo and mustard for me.

    PB&J - never thought about PB on both pieces with J in the middle. Will try that for lunch. I also like potato chips smashed in the PB&J. I think it's the salt and sweet together.

    Jelly and bacon sandwich - um, no thanks.

  4. I'm not super picky about most things, but some things I am. I'll only eat tomatoes if they are finely diced in salsa. I refuse to eat ground beef that isn't seasoned with taco flavoring (I can't stand the taste of it otherwise). Marshmallows have to be blackened and on fire for me to eat them--I hate raw marshmallows. And, of course, I don't eat any blue food.

  5. Amanda Brice10:38 AM

    No mustard or ketchup or mayo. Gross.

    No mushrooms. Ever. I even had to lie to the lady I lived with in France and tell her I was allergic to them. I'm not allergic. I just think they're vile. Blech. Why people willingly eat fungi, I have no idea. No bleu cheese either, while we're on that subject.

    No corn. No celery.

    I think everything else is fine, though.

  6. I'm with Kristen - Not picky, and therein lies my problem.

    I just love food.

    I have some things I don't LOVE (Salsa.) but if its in front of me, I will eat it.

  7. There are a lot of foods (especially vegetables) that I dislike, but I'm not terribly picky about the way my food is prepared. (I'll just sit there picking out the cilantro before I eat it.)

  8. I have such a broad but quirky food experience... and yet I bet a lot of people would call me picky, too.

    I love southern food, but also New England stuff... Irish is a no-brainer. And rustic Italian... and... and.

    Love sweet slaw on a dog or burger. Cold on the hot dog or burger, in a toasted bun. Made. Of. The. Yumminess.

    Only sweet slaw, though. I hate regular cole slaw.

  9. I was gonna say I'm not picky, but then I remembered that I can't have sweet things near my meat. My husband can eat his pancakes on the same plate with his eggs and bacon, but that makes me twitch. The syrup needs to be segregated from all but the pancake. Sorry.
    It's only been recently I can say I like pineapple on my pizza.

  10. Oh Gwenny! bacon dipped in syrup is a delicacy at my house!

    Thanks for commenting guys! Sorry I wasn't around Monday, I preposted because I was lounging at the lake without the internetz!