- scrambled eggs
- Kraft macaroni and cheese
- Kraft singles
- white bread
- hot dogs
- Oscar Meyer Bologna
No amount of parental cajoling or threatening could expand my palette. I could sit at the table for hours and wait out my dad’s plate finishing commands. My parents were busy people. At least my preferences meant they didn’t have to cook.
If you asked me what my favorite food was I would have said, “Cheese.” I would have meant Kraft singles. I ate so much cheese as a kid, my big brother nick-named me “Rodent.”
Fast forward to today. Nora will eat almost anything. She once asked me to add capers to her lasagna.
I just asked her what her favorite food was and she replied, “Um, all the foods.”
Here is a list of what she won’t eat:
- Things people tell her are spicy (if you don’t tell her, she doesn’t notice a moderate amount of spice)
The list used to be longer, but I recently convinced her to give peanut butter another chance. Likewise avocado.
One thing she does have in common with me is her penchant for eating quickly, and with gusto…
(I swear, I did not coach her on how to eat it, I just told her when to start eating. The technique is her own invention. And it needed to be captured on video. Yes it did.)
So, she’s off to a much better nutritional start than I had. But, we may need to work on the table manners between now and the time she starts dating.