Growing up, everyone had different experiences in the kitchen. As a child, my parents loathed cooking, and when they did cook, they were pretty conservative with the meal choices.
The grossest thing my mother would “cook” is probably raw tuna with a side of canned peas, and my siblings and I were forced to eat everything on our plates.
This strange meal from my mom (sorry mom), pales in comparison to the comments from a Twitter thread that was the talk of the social media network yesterday.
In it, people are talking about the abhorrent foods and weird food names that they experienced in their own homes, and in their friend’s homes growing up.
Brace yourselves because this one gets wild!
Sleepover at my friend's house, 8years old, she served us an appetizer of saltine crackers with some weird spread on top. I asked her what it was she said "its more crackers but I chewed them up!" like it was a normal thing.— Kara Lackie (@karakabangpow) May 14, 2019
Dessert was tuna surprise. The surprise was it had no tuna. Was sponge fingers dipped in strawberry whipped cream. Quite nice but what kind of a name!— Drackir (@Drackir) May 14, 2019
I knew someone whose entire family called spaghetti "daddy noodles" and I cannot— Kat Grogan (@snartdeco) May 14, 2019
Listen my house we always called instant ramen "Daddy's Noodles" because my dad ate it a lot… Anyway I'm really sorry that I'm part of the problem. https://t.co/zvpEpVxLvL— Kenz stans the Hex Girls (She/Her) (@KenzieSaysSo) May 14, 2019
Wow we also had a version of Daddys noodles (or noo noos when I was a toddler). It was like Mac and Cheese but with a bit of mustard?— Worry Boy (@Jereman93) May 14, 2019
we called chinese food ‘jigsaw food’ bc our dog jigsaw always got our leftover chinese food— connor (@HYamabuki) May 14, 2019
This continued on at Christmastime when we were made to leave out a decadent cheese and meat tray for Santa instead of cookies and milk. I should’ve known.— 🦅🥞frybread power🥞🦅 (@RandiFoorDalton) May 14, 2019
Totally unrelated, but "Jazzed About Cheese" would make a great name for a racing horse.— President Cheddar McTweets (@kylexitron) May 14, 2019
“Hello everyone thank you for coming out we are Jazzed About Cheese and this is our first single You’ve Gouda be Kidding Me”— The Sword of the Mourning (@tensec) May 14, 2019
My family’s special meal was “Bunionetti”: Bacon, onions and spaghetti. It was my favorite food, but I’m only realizing now that our guests must have been terrified when we told them what they were about to eat.— Sam Riegel (@samriegel) May 14, 2019
My family would eat cereal 3 hours after dinner and call it Bed Lunch.— Adam Pateman (@AdamPateman) May 14, 2019
Reminds me of my cousin. Always went to this friends house after school. They had something called “sweet milk” and he loved it. Then he slept over. Sweet Milk is when you finish your cereal and pour your leftover milk into the Sweet Milk container.— Jake Drury (@SocksUnterShoes) May 14, 2019
My dad would make something he liked to call “Daddy’s Gunge” it was a mixture of crushed up spam and tomatoe ketchup. It was gross. Yet he seemed proud of it like it was the best food ever made.— GadgetGirlKylie (@Gadgetgirlkylie) May 14, 2019
This is the worst name for any food in the whole thread. Congratulations, I suppose.— Jim (@Jimpetuous) May 14, 2019
His mom, as if explaining to a complete dullard, told me "We don't drink our dinner. Refreshments are for AFTER dinner."— Intellectual Duck Web 🍺 (@pixelkitties) May 14, 2019
The boyfriend looked completely embarrassed of me. True to her word, after clearing the plates she broke out the juice and we sipped in silence.
To this day I feel embarrassed and confused by it and I'm not even the weirdo in this situation!— Intellectual Duck Web 🍺 (@pixelkitties) May 14, 2019
I'm certain that all these years later they're choking down their dry pot roast with no satanic liquid refreshment and thinking it's perfectly normal.
My mom would make chicken tacos but called them "chicken chokers." Never occured to me that that isnt a real thing until I read this post. I've been calling them this for 22 years.— ˗ˏˋ Emmy ˊˎ˗ (@RiceEmilyJ) May 14, 2019
Growing up we ate a dish that was baked beans, hot dogs, canned corn, and crumbled saltine crackers called beanee-weenee-corny-worny-cracker-wacker.— Pecan (@rumpbuns) May 14, 2019
It's embarrassing to type that out.
the first time my german grandmother stayed with us she had a bowl of cornflakes and drank can of my dad's beer for breakfast. she also raised 14 kids, so i get it.— runningonmpe 🌄🌅🌊⚾ (@jacksonscafe) May 14, 2019
my neighbor makes these like little roll ups with meat and cheese and she calls them “Greg Slayers” cause one time her friend Greg choked on one and nearly died— abz (@grimeybug) May 14, 2019
Not sure if this exactly fits in this (amazing) thread, but my midwestern mother never cooked with onions, and when she sent me to play at the neighbors' house when their kids had chicken pox, I thought the smell of onions cooking was the smell of chicken pox for about 15 years.— Bruce Freeby (@BruceFreeby) May 14, 2019
My brother came home from a sleepover when they tried to feed him their version of spaghetti. Ramen noodles with a tomato soup/ketchup sauce with a slice of imitation cheese on top.— Katie J. (@ohmyhelledna) May 14, 2019
my friends kept their peanut butter in the fridge and put ice in their milk— Buster Baxter (@charlierohrer) May 14, 2019
Aged 10 I went to a new friend's huge house (I later found out he was on witness protection due to drama w/ poodle napping and hitmen involved)— Dan✯Nolan (@Zoggykins) May 14, 2019
Him, his mum and his teenage sister started physically fighting in the kitchen over who had "eaten the feta cheese, again"
Took me years to realise that what my mother constantly called Salmon Mornet was actually made with Tuna.— 💧ZB Simpson (@ZBSimpson) May 14, 2019
Related note: my in-laws call the act of taking a shower, "having a dance in the rain room." Weirds me out.
super soup = two different kinds of canned chicken noodle soup COMBINED.— KMFT (@daoist) May 14, 2019
My dad always offers to make "snotcorn" for visitors- air-popped popcorn with melted cheese that looks like snots.— Charlotte Parker (@CharCharParPar) May 14, 2019