THAT WAS MY CHILDHOOD MEALS IN A NUTSHELL!
… and it turned out I really was allergic to onions …
Same! Chunks of onion cause me to toss my cookies no matter how hard I try not to. The worst was when my mom would make hamburgers, she’d mix the onions right into the meat so I’d have to tear the patties apart to pull all the chunks of onion out. I only realized it was most likely an allergy years later, when at a relatives place I decided I’d just “suck it up” and eat their onion-infested patties anyway. The taste was only horribly gross, but I got them down. Then they spent the next hour coming back up. Good times!
Agreed! Was never allergic though…
My Mom would also mix it into hamberger! When I asked if we could have them on the side, she would just say: Oh, you can’t taste them anyways” She was wrong!
My mom would say that too! The biggest pieces of onion though, were always in her meatloaf! I love your stories of growing up in the 80s, it’s like this beautiful trip down nostalgia lane. Keep up the awesome work, man!
… *shudder* onions!!
Ha! What about meatloaf?! That was another one!
Thanks for reading, glad you are enjoying it!
Except I love onions. But for me this was things like freaking YAMS or SQUASH because they look so innocently like potatoe untill you bite into them and then they are NOT D:<
Aw, I love squash and yams, so tame compared to onions. :)
Oh man! I couldnt stand that in an otherwise savory stew, suddenly Id get this awfull mushy texture and sickeningly SWEET flavour!
I was pretty picky as a kid. Still cant stand peppers, beans, celery….
Onion on the other hand is right up there with garlic for me. PUT IT IN EVERYTHING.
Love the first person style of this one! Do you still hate onions?
Thanks! Yes, oh yes I still hate them. I actually tell waiters that I’m allergic (even though I’m not) if they ever ask.
I DO THAT TOO!!! Will you marry me?
I can’t understand why anyone would hate any vegetable, really.
My mother loved feeding us kidneys and offal … that was *truly* disgusting.
Well, Liver is horrible too, is that a vegetable? :)
I had (and have) the same problem with celery in soup. Yuck yuck yuck!
It’s the surprise factor huh? There’s like a broken expectation when it comes to texture…
N.B. The plural for “nemesis” is “nemeses”.
Cool Thanks, but I alway thought of onions as a singular horrible force in my life :)
That’s how I was with mushrooms, until I recently started making myself eat them. I still can’t bear to cook them and purposefully put them into a dish, but if they’re already there, I’ll suck it up. Never had that with onions, though. I loooove onion; put it in all the things!
I’m stil like that with mushrooms too :)
Still hate onions?
More than ever, but for some reason, onion rings are bearable….
I can manage French’s Fried onions, but that’s about it.
They have to have a lot of ketchup right? :)
Oh yeah. This might has well have me!
Ha! Onions are the worst!
Onions are the devil. That is all.
god I hate onions, the worst par is the noise at they make when they happen to get between your teeth.
Ugh! Agreed! Celery sound is similar too.
Great expressions in this one! The last one is my fave, the first one and the overload are sweet too.
Ha! Thanks! Just trying to convey how horrible onions really are! :)
I thought I was the only one who hated onions like this! My Stepdad is the worst cook in the world. Everything he makes has to have either garlic or onions in it. Imagine you’re there eating some Hamburger Helper…. when BAM ONIONS! GARH!
Did you know?: In some cultures, onions attract demons.
Wow! I can totally see that! I bet demons actually created onions!
OMG! Brother from another mother!
I was exactly the same. Specially with onions in soup.
Eventually I (sorta) got over with, and now I’m cool with onions –except in soup, of course ;)
I will never back down! I will not turn–to hell with onions! :)
To Steve M…did you grow up in a pharkin’ Dickens novel, man?
OH YE GODS this is exactly how I was. Good show, ol’ boy.
Ed: The mutant onion are trying to take over the world with THEIR HIDEOUS TOXIC SMELL THAT WILL MELT YOUR FLESH OFF!!
They could just be normal onions invading simple nice meals too…
OMG!!! Someone finally UNDERSTANDS!!! I’m 53 years old and I STILL get nauseous at the sight of meatloaf because of my evil, lying mother’s conviction that I was just being a drama queen!!!
(She’s not really evil…love you, Mom…but she DID lie about the onions in the damn meatloaf!!!)
I feel your pain! It’s the sneakiness that get’s you!
My Mom was kind enough to not to be sneaky any longer and put onions on the side even to this day, thanks Mom!
I’ve had a problem with most fruits and vegetables, my whole life. It’s pretty inconvenient, socially, and health-wise, too, I reckon. I wish I could snap my fingers and make it disappear. … I saw an article recently, though, that said scientists have identified certain people like me as “super-tasters,” so maybe it’s partly an actual, physical thing, and not just OCD or whatever. Which makes me feel a little better about it.
Wow! Super tasters huh? Maybe to problem has been my tongue the whole time, not the onions! Oh no!
I don’t know how you people prepare your onions, but they can be delicious! I love em.
Now chicory, that’s something that made me puke!
Yeah, flowers and foods don’t mix well for me :)
haha, ah that reminds me about that one vegetable that I would never eat…that is turnips. I find them rather nasty as a kid (but enjoyed any other vegetable–especially sweet potatoes). No matter how the turnips were cooked — still dislike them as an adult. Oh, but I’m cool with onions, love em’ sauteed with tomatoes and bell peppers.
Are turnips Brussels sprouts? That’s another one for the list…
My mother would hide them in everything, then when I would bust her, she’d say ‘you can’t taste them anyway’. Which always made me wonder why she used them in the first place, which brought on ‘your father likes them!’. Okay… now this is fine. I’m a big boy. I would not have to live and eat my mother’s cooking forever, right? So what do I do? I marry a woman who when I catch putting onions in the batch, she says, ‘you can’t taste them anyway.’ IS THERE NO GOD?!!
LOL! Yeah, I never understood the “can’t taste them anyway” argument either…
I know how you feel, but with relish and pickles. I was always afraid at family reunions of finding them in deviled eggs and egg/tuna salad.
Yum! I love a good relish in Tuna salad, I just ate that last night…. :)
When it comes to raw onions I’m the same way, but if they are sauteed or caramelized I can eat a whole bowl of them. And I have. They have a different flavor and texture when cooked, not as… how would you say it, sharp? not as sharp a flavor?
Also my Aunt has the same problem with onions as you do. She refuses to eat anything with actual onion in it. onion powder is a different story
I’ll eat stuff if I don’t know Onions are in it, but if I taste it: GAME OVER!
For me it was those blasted water-chestnuts
Aw, I like the water chestnuts!
She probably gave you onions because they were cheap to buy. It seems your family had a pretty poor budget when you grew up, judging from the strories about ‘warm thoughts against the cold” and the one about the jacket. I remember when I was little, my grandma bought all kind of cheap products from the grocery, made a all-in-one meal and tried to convince me “it’s good food, you just can’t feel it cause your tastebuds are messed up”. Very thin line between love and mindfuck. Very thin.
Probably, that, and the fact that my Mom loves them.
ohh man, I hope my family don’t dig this up with their love of Facebook and all. My hate of onion was notorious throughout kidhood on, I still can’t handle anything like ‘em! onion rings, sure.. but half my Taco Bell and McD’s orders are f*cked by the acidic white menace, it triggers my gag-reflex to max. ugh! glad I ain’t the only one.
Join the club, you are not alone! :)
I’ll tell you what, my dislike of menudo had to do with this.. as did potato salad, most beef stews, mysterious take-out burgers, any rice dishes and those ultra-sketchy kung-pao chickens you’d get back in the 90s, 80 percent onion with a bit of chicken in there
Wow! All of those sound horrible! :(
Scallions & Shallots I can do. Regular Onions? No go.
Never have, never will. It’s not only a flavor thing; I think it’s also a texture thing…my Grandmother would put them in EVERYTHING.
Ugh! They are the worst!
Ohgod Ohgod. I was an extremely picky eater, and my mom wasn’t the best cook, so we always had the same couple o’ things, 50% of them had onions in them. She would get really frustrated, ’cause I wouldn’t eat anything.
Ha! More power to ya!
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