While most of my recent blogs show me turning into a more normal person, I'm going to take a step back and admit one strange thing about me.
For a while, I thought I was the only person in the world who hated different food touching each other on the same plate, but I found out one of my best friends online was the same way, along with my co-worker's nephew. Some might wonder what am I talking about right here? Basically, you are fixing a plate of food for Thanksgiving. Someone places rice, turkey, greens, dinner roll, etc. on the same plate. And when they move the plate around, food may overlap and fall on top of each other. For many years, having various foods touch each other on the same plate disgusts me. I can't explain why, but it does. Its like it alters the taste of the food, or appearance of the food (like make it soggy, add crumbs to it, etc.). That is why when I my parents were putting food on my plate or myself, I'd place everything on separate plates. All the food I mentioned at Thanksgiving, I'd put Turkey on one plate, rice in one bowl, rice on another plate, etc. I don't like to mix my food when eating either, I tend to prefer eating one thing at a time in a particular order. When I go to KFC, I tend to eat potato wedges first, followed by my popcorn chicken. Some places I eat the chicken first, then eat the fries. NEVER do I alternate the food. Only time I may switch the order around is if one portion is too hot. I remember knowing people in grade school who would stir all food from their cafeteria plate together. That would make me want to puke every time I see that.
Some might wonder what I do when a restaurant I go to places different food on a plate together, especially food I don't like. It makes me feel like I'm going to die if I eat something I don't like mixed together or touching my food. For an example, I don't care for pickles. If a restaurant places a pickle or something on the side of my plate, I instantly send the plate back and have them give me new food. I don't want my food tasting like food I really dislike. One time a restaurant put something I did not like under my fries (years ago when I was a kid). It made me hurl out my food and I still have that funny taste in my mouth until this day. That's one reason I'm not a big fan of eating at new restaurants, since I don't know what they may put on my plate. I tend to like my food plain, just meat and fries. My favorite restaurant where I use to live would place my hamburger steak on one plate, my fries in a basket, so there was never an issue. I even can't stand it if packaged stuff is touching my food. I like getting dinner rolls and pancakes at Bob Evans, but I hate it when packages of butter are touching or too close to them (I eat pancakes and rolls without butter). Sometimes what I do is cut off or not eat the food on the side of my plate touching what I don't like near my food.
I had something else on my mind relating to food, but I forgot. On top of my picking eating and feeling uncomfortable eating around other people (which I blogged about over a year ago), this is another weird thing about me when it comes to food. Yeah I might sound like a kid here, but its tough to overcome this issue.
Oh yeah, some people might want to know how I eat pancakes/waffles with syrup. Well, I dislike putting syrup on top of them because it makes it all mushy and nasty after a while, so I put it on the side and dip them in a little syrup.