Monday, July 22, 2013

Food Fail

I don't get it. No matter what food I bring to book club, nobody eats it. Not even a single bite or taste.

I have brought:

--variety of fresh baked goods from supermarket

--Freshly made guacamole and chips

--Double chocolate chip cookies taken out of oven 10 minutes ago

WTF???

24 comments:

  1. The thing about guac is, while amazingly delicious, many people tend to add too much lemon juice, too much tomatoes, and too finely minced avacados.

    If you're worried about browning the guac, take some saran wrap and seal it up in the bowl by pushing the air out complete. No oxygen, no oxidation = nice, green guac with little lemon juice.

    As for the rest, I think you need to hang out with non-psych patients, seriously. I'd steal all your food.

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    1. There's nothing wrong with my guac. Husband and kids devour it in seconds.

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  2. Where is your book club? I'm a starving student, I'll be there in a heartbeat!

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  3. Sounds like you have some gluten/carb intolerant or phobic people in your book club. The baked goods are loaded with gluten and carbs, while the chips are carbs and may have some gluten.

    Try fresh veggies with lo fat ranch next time. If they don't eat that give up - they're anorectic.

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    1. Chips and guac don't have gluten (unless you've made chips out of flour tortillas or added flour to your guac). I have celiac disease and I eat chips and guac all the time.

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  4. I'd be on that like a dog on a bone. What's wrong with those people?

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  5. is it just your food? or they usually won't eat it no matter who bring the food?

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  6. Maybe they have a theme? And are not letting you in on it? Or they are paranoid about eating food made by strangers.

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  7. Pimp out your food! Take the plate and go around offering it to people!

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  8. What the hell is wrong with your book club?!?!?

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  9. The question is what do they eat? You must observe and then conduct some experiments seeing if you bring the same food people still don't eat it. Then you know it's personal.

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    1. That's the crazy part. On the day I brought the fresh baked chocolate cookies, someone else brought a box of day-old pound cake from the supermarket, and everyone gobbled up the latter and didn't even touch mine.

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    2. Maybe you should casually ask "why doesn't anyone eat my stuff"?

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  10. A lot of people are always trying to lose weight. Maybe you should bring fruit or veggies. I bet you they will eat that.

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  11. Trying bringing a pitcher of water. If no one drinks that, then clearly it's not a diet thing. It's YOU.

    which probably just means it's THEM and that you need to find a different book club.

    Abigail

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    1. I'm not sure the issue is worth ditching them over.

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  12. Just stop bringing food. Screw it, let them eat the day old pound cake. Save those treats for your family and stop making yourself crazy over it. Oh, and get a new book club.

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  13. They probably just think your food sucks. Oh well. Your chance to stop putting in the effort.

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  14. My med school has a book club. I think they'd actually love it if a doctor would show up. And food? You know the plate would be licked clean.

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  15. The fund-raising committee of our Rescue Squad always serves coffee and cake. About half the women buy something (and don't disguise the source); the other half bake something. I ignore the store-bought stuff and try the homemade things. (That's just me.) But most of the women will eat anything, no matter how horrible. Based on what happened once, I just think too many people don't have palates--and that's probably why they don't eat your stuff. Once, realizing at the last minute that I was scheduled to bring an item, I went to the web, found a recipe for Congo Bars (which I had never heard of), and made them. They were HORRIBLY sweet, so I tossed the recipe, but brought the bars to the meeting. You'd swear I had brought gold. They ate all of them and then pestered me for the recipe (which I no longer had and, frankly, didn't remember where I had even gotten), but they attributed my inability to share the recipe to snobbishness. I didn't like the bars at all...and still don't understood what the appeal was. I ended up finding a random recipe for Congo Bars and giving that out to get the women off my back...and then got accused of not providing the correct recipe out of malice because they didn't taste the same. I'm only buying Entenmann's in future.

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  16. I'd love to be in your book club (only if you're bringing in food like that)!

    Since they like old, bland food - get rid of those paperweight fruitcakes from Christmas. I guess they'll go wild.

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  17. They hate you.

    jk

    but seriously don't stress out over it, if they're bitches and won't eat your food, more for you and your fam!

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  18. Is it your presentation? Does the food look unappetizing? Are your hands dirty or grubby?

    Peter

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  19. My ungrateful staff is like that - they will never eat the food I bring, but hoover up all the K*R*A*P my office manager brings...
    So I just don't bring in food anymore - every once in a while I'll offer to buy 'em a pizza; they love it!!!

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