Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Onions

R.a.n.t. for day 04/17/15
Onions make me cry. Not because I'm cutting into them. I wouldn't be cutting into them. Because I hate them! They always say 'never cry over spilt onions', well I wouldn't cry. I'd laugh gleefully. Onions belong on the floor and I'd step on them and kick them out the door. It's not only the taste that makes me mad. It's that EVERYONE cooks with them. It doesn't matter what they are cooking, they chuck them in. Stew? Add onions, Tacos? Add onions, Sandwich? Add onions. Soup? Add onions. Breakfast cereal? Add onions.

Then, I'm called a 'picky' eater. Really? Since the taste of an onion makes me gag, I'm picky? I can eat almost anything in the world and usually enjoy it. And I've had some weird things, (pigs heart, sheep uterus, fish paste - okay, these are just the exotic things I've had, not that I really like them.) Meats, breads, fruits, vegetables. Yes, I DO like vegetables. I'll eat any side veggie you offer me. Corn, potatoes, beans, spinach, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts. I've eaten and enjoyed them all. So I'm not picky, I just don't like the taste of onions.

Then there are the people who can't believe I don't like onions. They will try and trick me into eating them. As if I have never had them before or know what they taste (or feel) like.
Karen: "So how was dinner?"
Jeffrey Scott: "It was good."
K: "You know there were onions in it."
JS: "Yes, I know, I spit them out. See?"

Or try and serve them to me in a new and unique way, thinking I will suddenly enjoy them.
Pemu: "Jeff, I made fried onions. I know you don't like onions, but try it."
JS: "Wow, this is good." I'm of course, trying to be nice. I always try to be gracious when someone makes me food.
P: "Want another one?"
JS: "No thank you. I don't know if I can finish this one."
P: "But I made these for you."

Yes, I'll try and be nice if I'm at someone's house and they serve me food with onions in it. I won't even mention I don't like onions. I'll just swallow them without chewing. I may not like onions, but I don't want to be rude about it. Oh sure, I've had an onion ring or two in my life. But as I've gotten older, I've found it hard to eat even these. Anyway, let's be honest. An onion ring is no more an onion than a french fry is a potato. It's all breading and grease. There is nothing left, it's been fried away. Like making Guinness brownies and worried you'll make people drunk. (Yes, I have a friend who believed that). Why even this morning I made some Kahlúa coffee. Says right on the package 'non-alcoholic'. Really? There was a chance of alcohol being in a vacuum sealed packet of coffee? But it was goo......

I'm sorry, getting off topic again. Why? Because I hate onions so much, I even hate talking about them. They taste nasty, they are in everything, and they make me cry. If I wanted to cry, I'd listen to the song below. As I believe Telly Savalas once said, "Onions. Don't leave the store with them." Good advice.

Some questions for discussion:
Do you put onions in your cereal?
Should Cadbury come out with chocolate covered onions?
Would you try onion flavoured coffee?
What food(s) do you hate?


  1. I have a new hero!
    Onions are disgusting. They smell like stale sweaty body odor. They make me gag.

    1. Yes, just nasty. I don't understand why they are so popular.

  2. I'd put peanut butter in my cereal, but not onions.
    I confess they are one of my favorite vegetable and yes, we cook with them all the time.
    I still think Brussels sprouts are the most disgusting vegetable on Earth.

    1. Brussel Sprouts are always my favourite come back. If I can eat a brussel sprout, I'm not picky. LOL

  3. The one thing I absolutely cannot stand is sun dried tomatoes. Regular tomatoes are fine, but not the sun dried ones. Ick.
    I like all the other 'gross' vegetables though. :)
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

    1. It's interesting what foods people like and don't like. Or in what way. I have a friend who'll eat coconut raw, but don't put it in anything. My sister and I like BBQ, but we had BBQ flavoured crisps. Go figure.

  4. Haha! I like onions, but there are certain things I would not want onions cereal. I personally hate mushrooms.

    1. My family knows I actually hate "cooking vegetables" Food you only use for cooking with. Mushrooms, green peppers, onions. So you can imagine my pizza's are either very boring or meat heavy. Ironically, I love olives, like black olives.

  5. You sound like my middle daughter. She's the same way for the most part although she'll eat them in salsa. When she still lived at home I'd have to fix her special onion free portions. I use onions in a lot of meals. Not on cereal and chocolate covered sounds gross. But otherwise I'm nuts over onions.

    Now I'm craving some onion rings. Or maybe chili with onions chopped up in it.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    1. Obviously, I was being facetious about some of the onion products.

  6. Two things: A. Love the song choice. B. I want some of that Kahlua coffee!

  7. Onions are good for the blood. My Dad used to say this to me. Theres nothing quite like the taste of onions topping toasted cheese sandwiches. Keep your eye on them, boy and don't burn them, lol. Yes sir, I answered.

    1. So many weird sayings our parents told us. Now I'm doing the same thing to my kids. Just not about onions.

  8. Hello there.
    I put onions in almost everything. Onions and garlic, perfect marriage. I also love red onions in salad.
    Onions in cereal or coffee? People eat worms, grubs, frogs legs and who-knows-what-else so why not! lol

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    1. I just assume some people put onions in their cereal. But I wouldn't be surprised.