Surprise!! Guess What Your Eating...

Menudo... - Menudo...
@twoey68 (13650)
United States
May 4, 2008 12:51pm CST
My Mom loves to sneak secret ingredients into her cooking and usually we can never tell but every once in a while we catch on. She used to add cottage cheese to her cake mixes and my youngest Brother hates cottage cheese. Onions are my ick food…along with mushrooms. My Mom will try to sneak onions in but not mushrooms b/c she doesn’t like them either. My oldest brother hates tomatoes and can spot one a mile away. I’ve seen some unusual dishes that look perfectly normal until you find out what they really are. Menudo is one of them. It’s a Mexican dish and looks like a regular beef type soup till you find out that it’s made from the stomach lining of a cow…EEWWWW. What is the weirdest or grossest or most surprising ingredient that you found out you were secretly being fed? Did you ever eat it again? Did you end up liking it? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
4 May 08
my mom used to sneak in tomatoes which i used to hate a lot. I would feel pukish even by the thought of tomatoes. She used to cleevrly mix it in the gravies and i would never realise it. Now i have started liking them although i still cant eat them raw. ~Pinks~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
4 May 08
Off hand I can't think of anything that has been disguised or anything that someone got me to eat without telling me what it was or what was in it that was out of the ordinary. I will usually try at least tasting things and if I like it I will eat it, if not ... no more for me. Two things that I know of that I have tried and can't stand are lamb and oysters. The oysters were fried and never again will I even attempt to eat those nasty tasting things and no way will I ever try one raw.
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@Fishmomma (11362)
• United States
4 May 08
My mother would hide foods into other foods many times. One of these foods was liver, which I won't eat as an adult. I never forced my children to eat, as there are so many foods I won't eat today. There are to many people that now have issues with food and shouldn't have been forced to eat foods.
• Australia
26 May 08
The worst thing would have to be the hodge podge meal a friends mother made one time. The only meat in it was kidney and liver and being a vegetarian at the time, there was no way I was going to eat it. They had an intense desire to control what I ate, even though I didn't live with them, and insisted that I eat it all. Only time I have ever really offended them. Oh, but a few weeks later, my friend came to stay over, and guess what she brought with her? Yep, that horrible stew and it went straight across the hall to a lady who had 2 cats! Couldn't trick me! lol. Oh, and my friend and her family had made it just for me and a nice bacon and egg pie for them. I ended up going hungry and leaving.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
7 May 08
OMG--- that is so funny! My mom never did this- My dad is such a picky eater- that I think he would freak! Now my grandma used to do weird stuff-- she would cook rabbit or woodchuck- but my mom always knew and wouldn't let us eat it- :) thankfully- so I can say that I have not eaten anything that I didn't know- that was gross... I eat onions and mushrooms- I love them both. Your mom sounds really fun!
• United States
6 May 08
Well unlike most moms I don't have the problem getting my children to eat nutritious foods. Now I did find a book by Jerry Seinfeld's wife that helps you hide good nutritious food in everyday meals. It is all in the way you cook it, but I did notice that most of the dishes she incorporated good food in she pureed it and added it in and when I ate the food I didn't taste nutritious food it at all.
• United States
5 May 08
When I was in third grade my one teacher brought in chocolate covered ants. LOL He didn't tell us what they were until we all ate it, then made an announcement. He had also brought in chocolate covered grasshoppers!!! Luckily he told us ahead of time what they were!!!!! YUCK!
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
5 May 08
my mother use to try and but lemon zest in everything and I would always detect it. Pepper is another thing I don't like and she always would try and get it by there is a list of many things she finally gave up ...
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
5 May 08
I Love exotic foods and will try everything just about once... Now the grossest thing I've ever eaten? In this case, complete accident...as a kid, we were all eating our breakfast cereal--cream of wheats or something, and while we were all chowing down one of my brothers discovered a bug! Turned out our cereal had a weavel problem... DR...
• United States
5 May 08
probably goat cheese. i'd always heard it was nasty-but i had it in some pasta,and it honestly wasn't that bad.it tastes really good,but it still smelled a little..um..different to me at the time.i would eat it again though.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
5 May 08
My dad used to hunt so, he would bring home duck, geese, deer, rabbit and elk. Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck and yuck! I am a beef, chicken and pork kind of girl. All those other foods taste gamey and gross. And, liver! My mom tried to pass of liver as beef but, by the smell of it, I knew there was something unnatural about it. I put it in my mouth after much protesting and, after the first chew, I spit it up. I gagged it out of my mouth and couldn't even begin to try to eat it. Lamb is as awful too. None of that stuff even smells good cooking so, it doesn't fool me in the least. I never ate it when my mom would make it and will never make it in my home.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
5 May 08
I love cooking too. And I have some secret ingredients that I add to make it taste better. But I have not tried to make a dish that is really something mysterious or weird. So far, the only dish that I think will pass for the category of being weird (for some people) is the BAGOONG. For not Filipinos, this will be weird. It is made of shrimp paste sauteed in garlic and oil. It's salty (though sometimes you can have a sweet and spicy version of it) and real stinky and just by the smell you will not like it. But given a chance you might like it. I like it with green mangoes, or as a side dish for my tangy pork tamarine and veggy dish called "sinigang na baboy".
• Philippines
5 May 08
My mom really cooks very delicious foods. I don't like eating dark foods like liver, squid...and when I was young I hated vegetables. My mom never force us to eat anything we don't like except for vegetables which she tells us that they are good for us. I had to force myself to eat them or else my sisters won't let me leave the table..me being the youngest I get pushed a lot. Anyways, I still don't eat dark foods. And I look at the food I am eating to make sure there's no liver in it. Once I went with my brother to his friends house and I was forced to eat squid because that's the only food they had and I didn't want to make him feel bad because I didn't like the food he's serving...I was forced to eat it and never went back to his house again..lol..
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
5 May 08
I don't know. If I was eating anything weird I never did find out, lol. I was told that this lady at church (whose chicken and dumplings we all love) sometimes uses squirrel. I don't know it tasted like chicken to me. I do sometimes sneak healthy ingredients into my family's food. Mother doesn't like garlic but I put it in her food sometimes and she doesn't know the difference. It's good for her blood pressure plus the rest of the family enjoys it. I also use oatmeal in my meatloaf alot. They like oatmeal but don't eat enough of it. In fact they seldom eat it even though the doctor told my mom she needed to eat it everyday.
• Philippines
5 May 08
I just knew that when I was a kid, my relatives have frog on the table.They cooked it as part of tamarind soup or sinigang.I did not eat it.They know I don't eat that so they serve me other viand
@ejaji123 (96)
• India
5 May 08
well, this happened to my mom. she keeps telling us this story all the time. she has always been a strict vegetarian. however, when she was young, she was very thin and frail. her father was advised to start giving her a non-veg diet, to improve her health. he once fed her some meat, but told her it was some other veg dish. later he asked her how she liked it, and she said good. then he told her it was meat. she was totally disgusted and threw up!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
5 May 08
Head cheese is not cheese at all. It is the meat of the cheeks, forhead and chin of a pig. It is bound together somehow and sliced like meatloaf. It doesn't taste too bad, but it is weird.
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
5 May 08
I faced that kind of situation few times. Recently we went to a friend's place for a house warming party. There were lots of nice food in the dining table. From a distance I thought one dish as noodles, and I like noodles. When I went to near the dining table, the noodles looks very big. I asked the friend about that very big noodles dish. You know what I found out? That was a dish made from pig's ear. They cooked the ear and cut it like noodles! I could not try that dish.
@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 May 08
I can't recall anything weird or strange; But.. My mom use to use a blender for green peppers and carrots and put it in our spaghetti. She finally told us after we got to be adults. She said every time she did it, we told her how good it was that night, so she started doing it almost every time.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 May 08
I just knew that there was something strangely different about the taste of the beef in Menudo. I have a Fillipino cook and they make Menudo sometimes. I just don't know if I will ever forget this long enough to eat it again. That is disgusting.