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post #1 of 25
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I am going on week #5 without a kitchen and it is killing me! My wife and I just completed a move and are waiting for our new place to be ready for move-in. Meanwhile, we have been floor and bed-hopping with family for those 5 weeks. blah!

Anyways, having been in so many different houses recently, I have come to realize something.....the sound of cold cereal hitting a bowl in the morning really, and I mean REALLY depresses me.:cry:

I don't know why....maybe it is the sound of "no hot food here!" Or maybe it is the sound of "I am a dish that hasn't changed in 50 years except for maybe getting way too sugary." Or maybe it is the fact that even though I enjoy cold cereal, I know that if I were to have any, I end up feeling sluggish and unsatisfied for half a day.

It's not even the amount of the food either. I literally prefer nothing for breakfast (or a single cup of black coffee) to a bowl of cold cereal. And I do enjoy a bowl of cold cereal at times. But if the cereal is meant to be an actual "meal," then I prefer nothing.

And yes....I am sharing cooking duties at the houses where we are staying, so I am not being ungrateful so there! :P

Are there any foods that depress you or make you sad? I know I can't be the only one!
post #2 of 25
Egg Salad sandwiches. When I was young I was eating an egg salad sandwich and witnessed a mortifying event. For the next half hour, through the police and everything else I held the bite in my mouth until my uncle came to pick me up...

People think I'm strange because I love deviled eggs but won't touch an egg salad sandwich.:crazy: And if they pester me enough I'll tell them about it. And if they pester me more and more I'll tell them what the event was.
post #3 of 25
Mashed potato without butter and salt
Roast lamb with no gravy
Pizza without oregano

All inedible :) and very depressing

Demolitron....shall I pester you and you will tell all? Or do I not want to know...
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post #4 of 25
Other people's left overs. That's really depressing to me. I love my own left overs but when someone puts out their left overs for me it makes me depressed.

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post #5 of 25
bbq food when its raining and you have to eat indoors.
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post #6 of 25
Demolitron, please tell us what happened....is it that Bad ?

I would have to say......peas.
When I was young, my sister hated them. My mother would make her sit at the table until she finished them....sometimes for a verrry longggg timeeee. I would watch her face as these little green balls filled her cheeks like a squirrel as she refused to swallow them. I would watch her from the other side of the table as I did my homework and ate my cookies and milk (yep I did that) .....every now and then my mother would walk in and scold her. I remember feeling so bad for her. I even cursed those peas for putting my sister through the torment of sitting there wanting to gag.
Do not serve me a pea today. Yep......peas

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post #7 of 25
Orange roughy. Always had it as a kid and never got used to it.....blah.
post #8 of 25
My MIL grew up in Port Lincoln, South Australia - tuna capital of Australia. Her father was a fisherman, and would always be bringing tuna home. Probably fish that these days peole would pay a fortune for. As a child they ate tuna 5 days a week.....Never once in the time I knew her did she ever eat fish - always steak or chops.

Familiarity definitely bred contempt there.
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post #9 of 25
5weeks without a kitchen? That's depressing indeed! How are you able to survive? Lol.
What are my depressing food?

*Kentucky Fried Chicken without gravy
*Pizza without Pepperoni and mozarella
*Sugarfree chocolateeees!

When I eat those, I feel like eating something that is not satifying. Haha!
post #10 of 25
Air popped Popcorn without butter.
Most things made with tofu instead of meat.
Day old, leftover biscuits
post #11 of 25
Anything that sits under a heat lamp waiting to be ordered.

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post #12 of 25
Got another one - pork fat with all the fat removed. Not so much depressing I guess as disappointing. Need at least a little for flavour.
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post #13 of 25
instant noodle. As delicious as it is, I can't feel anything but feel a little depressed, like I'm eating a HUGE waste of calories and preservatives. A huge, delicious one, that is.

That, and another was, "awww, I don't have anything so much that I have to eat this. Gotta buy some groceries. Yum, this is GOOD."
post #14 of 25
Perhaps an odd one, but the sight of overcooked Black Pudding is something that makes my heart sink.
post #15 of 25
that sucks

what happened?
post #16 of 25
crappy southern breakfast

sausage was just grease.
pancakes were stupid
syrup was fake
biscuits were ok
gravy was weird, super thick, didnt really taste like anything but slightly salty flour paste
home fries were as bad as possible (which is hard to do)
grits were crap
eggs were ok

boo.

i just wook up frm the siesta that the meal caused

i have to go get some green tea, some watermelon, some pak choy, and a treadmill so i can purify!
post #17 of 25
Anything that needs rice and is served with generic long grain rice.

Overcooked pasta.
post #18 of 25
Sorry to hear that. I had planned to make home fries this morning for brunch, ended up doing hash browns. Covered the pile of potatoes with some grated cheese, topped with a pair of sunny side up eggs, a healthy dose of hot sauce - it annoys my wife a bit when I eat runny eggs and mix it all up into a gooey mess, but it was SO good. She likes her eggs scrambled hard, rubbery and dry. So it goes.

But I can relate to having BAD breakfasts at various restaurants. Not a way to start the day.

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post #19 of 25
Oh Chalk, that is depressing. Time for detox I think :)
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post #20 of 25
The entire employee buffet at the casino I used to work for. We called the cafeteria food poisoning central for a reason :lol:
post #21 of 25
On those occasions when I have to cook for my wife's family, there is certainly some depression involved, and it is not just due to their limited sense of eating adventure. I'm working on that.

One brother in law has some sort of gastro-intestinal issue, the name I can't remember. There are a limited number of items he can eat, and spices are basically out of the question. If he took a couple bites of the chicken enchilada I made last night, he'd be in the hospital for a week, likely the ICU.

As one who gets such joy and satisfaction out of cooking and culinary adventure, it saddens me to see people who are so limited in their eating. In his case, it is due to medical reasons. Those who put on the gastronomical blinders by choice are really depressing!

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post #22 of 25
Once I really wanted to have Thanksgiving dinner at home with my wife and kids. My MIL had planned for them to go over to her place the last few Thanksgivings and I told my wife I wanted to have a special dinner at home and she said "ok". I told her what I was going to make. (I don't get along with her mom at all).

I made both turkey and ham, cranberry sauce from scratch, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turkey dressing, green beans with bacon, garlic and spices, a salad and a couple of dressings, pumpkin pie and another pie (I forget what it was). That might not have been the whole list. Well, at about 3:00 Thanksgiving day she said she was going over to her parents' place. Things were close to being ready. They got back at about 10 PM. The food was really good but it was depressing to eat by myself.
post #23 of 25
That IS depressing, so sorry.

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post #24 of 25
Turkey bacon. Its hard to ruin something as glorious as bacon.
post #25 of 25
What's turkey bacon? :confused:

I mean I've heard of genetic modification...but is that a pig that can fly? :crazy:
(I wouln't like to be under it's flight path.....)
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