Picky, Picky, Picky
I'm a picky eater. I am. My big problem is dairy products. I'm fine with milk for cereal, and can drink it with cookies or pancakes, but I don't typically choose it (unless some super hot celebrity with a milk mustache reminds me that it does a body good--that I can't resist). I like mild cheeses, like cheddar and mozzarella. Too much cheese on a grilled cheese is loony and in my opinion, you must either be starving to death or out of your mind to eat American cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese or that feta stuff that smells like garbage water. (So which are you, nuts, or starving?)
Yogurt=nastsy, but the biggest offense in the dairy section is sour cream. You all love that crazy stuff that is SOURed milk all clumped together and put in a little white and purple tub. I've tried to warn some of you before about this, but amazingly, I haven't seemed to change any minds.
But see, here I am admitting to my picky-ness. Now Jed, who will eat most things besides beets (which--holy cow--Y-U-M), is super finicky about when he'll eat everything (except beets). Take for example, the hard rolls I buy at the store. He will eat them for two days. After that, he'll insist there's nothing to make a sandwich on. Or, I'll notice he's into some particular food and I'll buy plenty of it for him. Just at that moment, he'll decide he's out of that phase and into something new (hello expensive Vitamin Water). Leftovers are very risky. The chicken-broccoli-rice casserole will most certainly get eaten the next day, but you can bet the leftover lasagna (which he happily ate the night before) will be shunned like the latest virus. Also, when the cottage cheese says "best by -----date" and it is the day after that, he agrees. It was best by yesterday, and therefore not good today. Now this point he hates me to make, claiming I don't even like cottage cheese (true), so how can I get after him for not wanting to eat it. Understood. I would never have eaten it. But since he does (even after all my mocking) and it's still good, why the change of heart? My point is this: Jed refuses to call himself a picky eater. Agreed, we are not the same kind of picky. He tried to say he was "selective" which made him seem all food-critic like--and I refused to accept. He also tried to pass "careful" through, but I'm still not willing to buy that. I still think "particular", "fussy", or "persnickety" fit a little better, but he vetoed those swiftly.
Won't you help me (don't you dare go all easy on him) put Jed in an appropriately named picky food eating category?