Ugh, no thanks

Well, it is the eating season. They always do it to ya, the relatives serve that nasty stuff. They know you can’t stand it.

Well, before we get too much further into this season, we had better make a list of “food not to bring to the SDMD potluck.”

I dislike pickled beets and especially don’t put them on the table if there is hard boiled eggs floating around in there. Pink eggs just aren’t right.

i’m sorry, I must be weird but I don’t think Baked Beans are a Winter Holiday food.

Also don’t bring the cold peas and cheese casserole this year, please… I think I’ll hurl otherwise.

Sorry gotta disagree! (Wouldn’t be the SDMB if I didn’t.) I love pickled beets! When I was in high school waitressing in a nice restaurant out at the airport the cook made big buckets of homemade pickled beets as a garnish for the beef entrees. Every shift I worked I’d go in the walk-in get a big bowl and eat it while I set up. He’d always give me hell but I think he liked to at least see someone eating them. Most of them ended up in the trash. (I’ll eat any vegetable anyway. If it grows out of the ground I’ll eat it.)

Now I live in Virginia and my family and friends eat “Southern food” all year long but especially over the holidays. There is one thing I’d rather not have to deal with during all the holiday luncheons and open houses, it isn’t very “Southern” of me not to like this stuff but I can’t stand it…corn pudding! Yuck! I’ve eaten it on more than one occasion just to be polite but I really can’t stand the stuff.


Keep that Marshmallow Salad the hell away from me.

Ugh-gh-gh-gh. <shudder>

Tuba you must have posted at the same time…I agree…green pea and green bean casseroles are gross! Must we even be subjected to commercials on television with close up shots of french cut green beans swimming in gray gravy! Please folks let’s not ruin good veggies by smothering them in cream of mushroom soup!


Jello and shredded carrots do not mix. So do not mix them. Also, keep the nuts out of the jello too. Fruit and marshmallows are ok though.

What I love that makes people run is Polish Dills.
When I want to serve them I usually rinse the vinegar brine off and close the lid on the extras.

But pickled beets are so good! I love my Grandma’s homemade pickled beets… I don’t know what I don’t like cuz generally whenever the holidays roll around there is lots of food I enjoy around…

I like green bean casserole.

When my family gets together for holiday celebrations, I have to look the other way when the gefilte fish comes out.


Please, nobody make:

Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish Recipe

2 cups raw cranberries
1 small onion
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2T Red Horseradish
Grind the cranberries & onion together. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Put in a plastic container and freeze. Thanksgiving morning (or even the night before), move the container from the freezer to the refrigerator compartment to thaw (it should still have some little icy slivers left). The relish will be thick, creamy, and shocking pink (OK, Pepto Bismol pink). Makes 1 1/2 pints!

Every year when I hear this on NPR, the shudders come on uncontrollably.

I’m a nutrition nut but even I peel the damn potatoes before making mashed potatoes for the holidays. Just on these special times can we forgo the damn skins in the mash? PLEASE?

I KNOW it’s healthy and all but it just spoils the “look” of that scrumptious dinner table to have a bowl of white fluff with occasional chunks of dark brown. It looks like cockroaches crawled in there. I’m willing to suck it up and deal any other meal but for the big two.

As for really yucky shit? I’ve NEVER understood the sweet potatoes with the marshmallows. I’ve only seen ONE person actually eat that and I think he was drunk at the time…