Well, I’m feeling a little queasy today, so now’s as good a time as any to talk about funky foods.
I ate some interesting foods as a child. Now, I didn’t think they were interesting, of course, and most Americans in the 80s might not have thought much of it, but now – gag.
Anyone for some potted meat? Fried Bologna Sandwich? Vienna Sausage?
I think some of the most awful food from my childhood involved mayonnaise. Ever had Pear Salad? Who thought of placing a dollop of mayo in the middle of a pear half and topping that all with cheddar? And then having the nerve to call it a salad?
But the pièce de résistance were the peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I still eat them today – two slices of bread, peanut butter on both sides, and banana slices – but I leave out a feature from my childhood (drumroll please): the mayo. Ah yes, in my childhood we had peanut butter, mayo, and banana sandwiches. And somehow I came out mostly normal.
Did you eat any foods in your childhood that you just can’t imagine eating now? Let me know in the comments!