Post # 1
We had dinner a few nights ago at a restaurant that caters wedding receptions. I ordered the lasagna because we are thinking of having that as one of our entrees. The lasagna is made with just the lasagna noodles and the ricotta cheese mixture, then the lasagna is covered in whatever kind of sauce you order. I thought it would be a good vegetarian option with either plain sauce or a mushroom sauce, AND we can also serve a meat sauce for those who like that.
Well, my husband totally didn’t like it. Why? Because it had no meat or sauce in it. The meat and sauce were poured over the top. But when you take a bite, you get all of it….noodles, cheese, sauce, and meat….so sounded fine to me. And it tasted good too. But he insists it just tastes bad. He says (and this is the part I don’t get) that the noodles and cheese together without meat and sauce actually tastes bad.
Now, I don’t get this. I get he prefers it made with everything together. But he likes all the ingredients individually. How can the lasagna noodles and cheese taste bad by themselves? Maybe they don’t taste as good as they do with the sauce and meat, but bad?
He is the same way about cheese pizza. He loves pizza and eats it at least once a week. He will eat almost any topping or lots of toppings together. But he says he doesn’t like cheese pizza. Again, I get he prefers pepperoni or sausage or whatever. But if you like pepperoni pizza, how can you totally dislike cheese pizza? Isn’t that just pepperoni pizza with the pepperonis removed? His dislike of cheese pizza is so great that he refuses to even consider eating it during Lent. He’d rather eat something totally different, like fish.
Is anyone else this way? Do you dislike something if it has one less topping? Do you dislike dish that contains ingredients you like because it is missing something else? I really don’t get this…. Can anyone help me understand?
Post # 3
@Neva: I think a lot of men are like this. They hate change way worse than women. I don’t think that it has anything to do with the taste of the other things, but the fact that it’s different than the way they are used to.
Post # 4
umm… mac and cheese..tastes..bad? I have never heard of this before!!! lol I totally share your confusion
Post # 5
Because food tastes different when they are cooked together. The way original lasagne is made is that the meat flavours become infused into the pasta and the sauce infuses into the grind meat. There is a reasons why it’s baked that way together.
This is like saying you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but why don’t you like plain bread?
Some people are just more particular about their food tastes. I am one of those.
Post # 6
Omg, he sounds like me. I’m sorry, there’s really no way to explain it. My FI and my mom kind of overruled my decisions when it came to the menu (which was ultimately for the best). I think you might have to do the same with your FI if he’s super picky.
Post # 6
I guess I’m like this. But I think it’s about vegetables for me. I wouldn’t eat a turkey and swiss sandwich with just bread, meat and cheese. But if it had lettuce, cucumbers, hummus, avocado, etc. I would devour it!
I don’t like pepperoni or sausage pizza, but if you put a ton of veggies on it along with pepperoni or sausage, I’ll eat it all.
I like grilled cheese better with tomato and onion.
Post # 7
@adage: I guess I just don’t get it. I do get that when lasagna is baked together, the flavors mix together and it is different. And I agree, it’s better. But this guy eats ricotta cheese right from the container. So I don’t get how ricotta cheese and noodles together can be BAD. Yeah, I get it’s not as good that way, but how is it awful?
I do like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And if you gave me a choice, I’d choose a peanut butter and jelly sandwich over plain bread every time. But I still like the bread. I don’t think bread tastes bad by itself. I like a peanut butter sandwich with no jelly too Or a jelly sandwich with no peanut butter. I PREFER a peanut butter sandwich with jelly…but I can’t say that bread alone or a peanut butter sandwich with no jelly taste BAD. They just aren’t quite as good.
Post # 8
@jo.lee: Well, since he doesn’t like it, we obviously aren’t using it. I know he has his “quirks” about food. I just don’t understand them….
Post # 9
Um… I’m kind of like this with eggs. I really like eggs but ONLY on toast. I can’t eat a bite of egg without toast because by itself it seems really gross to me, but mixed with toast its tasty. 🙂
Post # 10
@Sking: OMG, your version of grilled cheese sounds AMAZING. I can’t belive I never thought of doing that! I’m definitley going to try that this weekend after I do my grocery shopping!
Post # 11
My husband and I both like our food bland, so we’d probably prefer it without sauce. And we always eat plain cheese pizza!
Post # 12
@CorgiTales: I am the same way about eggs. Normal eggs gross me out but give me a piece of toast that I can dip into a runny yolk and I am in heaven. But this is probably the only thing I am like that with.
@Neva: I dont really understand either. If you like pepperoni pizza, why not cheese pizza? I actually have never met anyone like that!