Meal time staples

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Meal time staples
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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 9:01pm

I'm getting tired of the picky eater discussion, lol.


What are the *regular* foods that you set at the table at meal time?


When I was a kid, my dad didn't consider the table set unless there was bread and butter out...and milk.


When my kids were younger, we always set bread and pb on the table, as an option.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:56am

Butter? As in, from the bread?? Are you saying that you let your foods touch each other? ACK!!


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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:57am
ROFL

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:59am
It would be a huge disruption in our family if everytime someone needed a refill, they were getting up from the table.
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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:01pm

Yep, hm m&c is usually a main dish when served here, with a couple of sides of veggies and at least one fruit.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:20pm

I didn't drink milk at all after the age of 4, because I was so grossed out by the feeling in my mouth after drinking it with spaghetti one night at dinner. I didn't drink it ever again until I was pregnant (at age 30) and haven't drunk it again in the 16 years since. The milk/spaghetti combo made a lasting impression!


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Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:21pm
I leave the peel on, or, since ds objects, he peels the potatoes.
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:23pm

That's something I don't understand. We were taught as kids to make whatever we were drinking last through the entire meal. I didn't really set out to do it on purpose, but I guess I kind of passed that down to Joel.


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Registered: 11-22-2000
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:27pm

The only think I can think of that appears on the table with most meals is the pepper grinder.


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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:31pm
Since we always drink water, there is no need for that. Also, it is important to drink enough water where we live.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:45pm
We usually drank (and drink) water, too. The idea was that the meal was about eating, not drinking. We drank water all day long, so during the meal the drink was only there to sip occasionally while eating. My mother also believed that limiting liquids during the meal facilitated better chewing habits and, therefore, slower eating.

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