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Question of the Week - Weird Eating

A couple of nights ago, we had hot dogs for dinner. The Pumpkin enjoys a good hot dog, as do Londo and I. But we noticed the oddest thing a couple months ago in how she eats her hot dogs. She doesn't eat it in a bun. Nor does she want it cut up. She doesn't even eat it from one end to the other. Nope. She eats it like corn on the cob! I have NO idea where she picked this up! I mean, we do eat corn on the cob, and she's a champ at it. But to transfer that to the hot dog? It's just weird eating!

This week's question of the week is:

Do you eat any particular food in an odd manner?

Londo is always teasing me about how I eat chips. I eat some (okay, most) chips by licking off the flavoring first, and then I (usually) eat the chip. This is especially true of sour cream and onion chips and those deliscious Hint of Lime Tostitos, which Londo jokes I obsess over like it was crack powdering the chips! (No, I've never done crack. Who needs to when there's usually a bag of Hint of Lime in the cabinet?)

As a cute bonus, the Pumpkin now eats her chips like this too! It's a bonus because it used to be just me driving Londo crazy with that odd eating habit, but now there are two of us to drive him totally insane!

How about you? Do you lick your chips? Do you eat the edge of your peanut butter cups first? What weird eating habit(s) do you have?


Anonymous said…
I used to eat carrots like corn on the cob, outside first followed by the core.
Katie said…
I used to eat tomatoes like a vampire - suck all the juices out, then eat the flesh.

Oh, the Hint of Lime Tostitos!!! Yum!!!!! Even though the last batch gave me heartburn. :/

I always eat my chips with the side with the heaviest layer of flavoring down.
Becoming Mommy said…
I can't have food touch. It's such a kid thing but it bugs me to no end.

Except when it comes to chips and sandwiches. I think chips belong INSIDE a sandwich. Not on the side.
ImpostorMom said…
ha that's how Boog eats his bananas lately. weird kid.
Jan said…
I prefer my Diet Coke room temperature.

If I'm eating chips or nuts or cookies or anything, I eat all the broken ones first, so I can enjoy a full set of unbroken ones.

If I'm eating M'n'Ms (or anything that comes in more than one color), I first sort them by color, then figure out a pattern to eat them down to where there are the same number of each color. Then I alternate colors until they're gone.

I don't do this anymore, but as a kid when I ate grape nuts, I let the milk sink in until the cereal was sticking together, then ate all the milk first, then ate a small hole all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. I made the hole's diameter wider and wider until the cereal was gone.

I also eat all the little salt chunks off of a pretzel before I eat it. Sometimes I only eat the little salt chunks. Keep this in mind if you're ever tempted to share a bag of pretzels with me.
-goofydaddy said…
Aria likes to eat anything that's flat vertically. I don't know how she can do it and not hurt her gums, or get it stuck in her mouth a la the rancor in Return of the Jedi.

I on the other hand have to eat one thing on my plate until it is gone before I can move to the next item on my plate.
paola said…
Seems like its a kid thing. Zoe eats her banana like that too. Says she's eating it like a 'doggy' ( cos she eats it from the plate without hands!)

I used to smear chocolate all over my lips and then lick my lips, when I was a kid. That way it would last longer. I used to mix my icecream until it had melted and then eat it, too. As an adult, I don't think I do anything too weird though.
Anonymous said…
I think Jan's my twin and I am very happy that I'm not the only neurotic one out there. Ditto on the M&Ms, pretzels and broken stuff. And, I totally WOULD have eaten my grape nuts that way except I hate grape nuts. And I hate diet coke. But, seriously, we must have some form of OCD tendencies.
I'm Not Skippy said…
I like to eat thing cold or frozen. Hot dogs are good frozen and come already completely cooked. Cashews are so much better frozen too. And fried chicken is SO much better cold at 11 o'clock at night. . . or later.
MommyEm said…
So let me tell you about sharing a bag of those fabulous Hint of Lime chips with Caramama - she will pick through the entire bag of chips trying to identify the ones with the most green flecks of lime and then very carefully push the other chips out of the way until she gets the ones she wants. There were many parties in grad school that we had to yell at her for touching all the chips! She was usually unrepentant about her party foul...just as long as she got the ones with the most lime!

I like to remove and eat all the chocolate on a 3 Muskateers bar and then eat the soft middle. I also like to stick my finger through a Reese's peanut better cup and eat the center and then attend to the outside portion. I also LOVE cold Kentucky Fried extra crispy chicken for breakfast...yum!!
I will echo My Buddy Mimi. I used to eat my carrots very strange. I would each all of the outside and then the core. Then with baby carrots I would eat one end, separating the core and outside, then the other end and then the rest of it...

yep. esp. wacky as I could an entire 1lb bag of carrots in a sitting :)

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