**Apologies for the schedule change. A bit of operator error kept this from posting in sequence and on time. Do forgive me, especially as I’m going negative here.**
Though it pains her to go negative, Gentle Readers, sometimes the gloves have to come off. The Practical Cook is opening the confessional booth to share with you a few items that will drive her from any summer picnic, get together, or pool. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Three of My Least Favorite Things, Summer Edition
1. FroYo. There, I said it. I don’t understand frozen yogurt. Yes, I get that it’s a toppings vector, but why? I don’t care for the texture, the flavor, or the concept of what I’m eating. And the term “FroYo” makes my teeth itch, actually itch. I said it a few more times in my head just to rid myself of the sensation. I know, this is a controversial stance, but I had to come out with it.
2. Chillie Willies. Again, perhaps the name is as unpalatable as the frozen chemical aftertaste. I have hated these since childhood. I don’t like sucking them out of plastic tubes, turning colors, or the taste. They never were properly frozen, and I could go on. Yes, I was that kid. Homemade ice cream spoiled me forever. Or homemade freezer pops, which gave you the opportunity to extract the flavor and leave the ice.
3. Celery Seed. I bring this up in the context of potato salad. I love potato salad, all kinds of it. I will accept overdressed, too mayo-ey, and all nationalities. However, if you dump a carton of celery seeds in there, I am leaving town. I’ve just come to accept celery into my pantheon of vegetables, I do not want essence of wrecking my potato experience. Please, I beg you, use a gentle hand with these.
Thank you, I feel much better now. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comment box below. Or add to the list, confession is very soothing.
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