May 14th, 2008

My blog buddy, Zoe, is a food nazi. She has more rules than you could ever keep track of in your head concerning food, like it mustn’t touch other foods on the plate. I would probably be over stressed if I had to feed a person like her, although I would do it, because I love her. But I’d still make fun of her.

I determined early on with Ass Burger Boy that some foods, like sugar, are actually drugs in disguise. It really wasn’t easy doing research in a small town library (before the internet) when he was little, but my own observations underlined any information I gleaned about the Feingold diet. I noticed when he was very young that ketchup would make his ears turn red, and his behaviour got really out of whack. Or it was whack. Whatev.

People often wondered how I managed to raise him single-handedly with his different abilities, and really, he was a total treat. With a healthy, non-processed, no sugar diet, he was so happy and adorable that I was truly blessed. And eat? Boy, did that chile love him some grub! Anything I made him, he would chow down on with satisfied, happy noises.

How adorable was he? He’s not eating there, but he looks like he’s reaching for food. Work with me, people.

He had his first soda pop when he was nine, and promptly threw it up. And no, it wasn’t me who gave it to him, although I recognized that as he got older, his body was better able to process food-drugs. My attitude was why mess with success?

His only real food quirk is that he cannot bear to waste it. So the only clue I got that he preferred not to eat some foods is that they would languish in the fridge.

Now that he is almost twenty-five years old, I finally learn that tomatoes and spinach are not his faves. Two foods that I always have in abundance. Heh. You coulda said something, son. I don’t go on strike because you don’t like something.

Pizza and wine with Warrior Woman are not on the agenda for the foreseeable future. She has determined that she is allergy testing herself for gluten and alcohol. And potatoes. Yes, I still have some of the fifty pound bag of potatoes left. We’ve had them baked, mashed, roasted, scalloped, everything but deep-fried. But I figure I can make a meal that she can eat without all her no-nos.

And the pizza? All the more for ABB. He likes my pizza just fine.

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21 Responses to “Food Quirks”

daysgoby Says:

Man, your blog just keeps getting fancier and fancier!

(This is a compliment, as backhanded as it sounds when I re-read it!)

We’ve started testing my husband for food sensitivities – although I’m perfectly willing to just blame his mood swings on male menopause….

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Angella Says:

Now I want pizza. :)

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lceel Says:

And beer. Pizza and beer. And a willing woman, or two. No wait. I’m to old for that. Okay … just the women then.

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Old Knudsen soon to be 3 time award winning commenter Says:

I’m not a picky eater as long as its not fancy and comes with chips (freedom fries) oh and no vegetables. Yank food is minging, do you need that much sugar in everything?

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Ree Says:

We had pizza last night, but I would have rather had yours!

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Talina Says:

Speaking of pizza, I think I will try out your pizza dough tonight… I am worried that in a higher altitude I’ll mess it all up. Calzones sound yummy for me with some Witchypoo dough they should be a treat!

Got a great calzone recipe?

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Talina Says:

Where is your search box? How will I ever find your dough recipe? :-(

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Talina Says:

Okay so you use “a rolling pin. And multigrain flour. I’m quirky that way. I also throw a few herbs into the dough.”

I need to buy multigrain flour now….

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Kristabella Says:

Pizza is the sole reason I could not be on board with a gluten-free diet.

Oh, who am I kidding? It’s the beer. Glorious, wonderful, barley and hopsness, beer.

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teeni Says:

I’m glad Talina mentioned it, but I’ve been hoping for a search box here too.

As for food, I don’t think I’m quirky. I just want to eat as healthily as I can so I can be here as long as I can. That doesn’t mean I don’t slip up or miss the junk though. As a matter of fact, the other day, I had a Snickers Bar – my old favorite. I hadn’t had one in at least two years. Gosh it was good and even though it was a full sized bar, it sure didn’t last long. ;)

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kailani Says:

I’m trying to keep my kids away from sodas, too. Whenever someone offers them one, they immediately say “yuck!”. Maybe I should teach them to say “no thank you” instead.

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witchypoo Says:

You asked, and I delivered. Behold the dowdy search form in my far right sidebar.

witchypoo Says:

The search form broke in IE6 while on the sidebar, so I put it in the footer.

ALF Says:

Are you making pizza?!? I’m on my way over!

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Jenny Says:

People poke fun of me for not letting my kids drink soda and they’re only allowed small amounts of sugar. Wynnie is VERY sensitive to sugar, and red dye also. People don’t get it. I don’t care if they do.

I also have some funny food “issues”. No sweets and salties on the same plate–they could intermingle and freak me out. No cake and ice cream on the same plate. Nothing that’ll make something else soggy. And for the love of all that is holy NEVER CRINKLE A BAG ANYWHERE NEAR ME. I’ll commit homicide if provoked by a crinkling cellophane bag. I’m just sayin’.

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Slyde Says:

man, i wish i had had your kind of diet growing up.

i developed quite the sweet tooth growing up, and now im a fiend for the stuff…

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The Over-Thinker Says:

That photo is so cute! What does he look like now?? I’m super curious.

And I think you should start a mail-order pizza business. Or, maybe you could send one free with a crystal purchase :-) (and your crystals, by the by, are quite loverly)

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liddle sister Says:

Ohmygod he was so friggin cute! Haven’t seen a picture of him when he was little in a long time.

Veronica Says:

Amy is horrible on sugar. So I don’t give her sugar. Easy.

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Slyde Says:

testing

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zoe Says:

mmmmm pizza. food nazi? moi? i’m offended.

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