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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:13 AM
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Is it weird to eat onions raw?
Post something you do that you think is weird but might not be.
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koneko Donating Member (628 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:15 AM
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1. I eat spaghettios with potato chips
not often, mind you, but when I do, I use Lay's potato chips to scoop them up. Always have
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:17 AM
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2. Raw onions are yummy; and so are raw potatos.
Hardly 'weird' in my book.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:56 AM
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38. LOVE raw potatoes, especially when they have just been dug
from your own garden. YUM YUM.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:47 AM
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41. I once had a coworker who couldn't believe I ate them raw.
What was odd: she was a rural NC gal, born and bred.

She didn't bat an eye when I talked about squirrel stew,
or how I decide whether or not roadkilled deer are
fresh enough to take home to eat...

But I ate a slice of raw potato in front of her, and suddenly
she thought I was a weirdo. :shrug:
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:17 AM
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3. I eat ice cream & Fritos.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:22 AM
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4. I like olives in mine. And of course french fries in shakes.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:50 AM
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35. now would that be any shake or just the Wendy's Frosty?
Wendy's fries dunked in Frosty is quite the thing around here. My daughter and her friends have done this for years
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:23 AM
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5. Onions.....
.... :puke:
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:26 AM
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6. they are very healthy!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:28 AM
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7. No
It's a staple of Persian and other Middle Eastern cuisines. Maybe we're weird for cooking them. ;-)
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:34 AM
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9. probably.
they are still great though.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:50 AM
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I like them either way
Depending on what their role is. Walla Walla Sweets are the BEST onions ever, and can be eaten raw easily. They live up to their name. :-)
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:54 AM
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21. I usually eat yellow and the white ones. No idea on the names.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:58 AM
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22. Each color has different varieties
Walla Walla Sweet onions are from the Walla Walla region of southeastern Washington state. They are seasonal and usually available in the western U.S. far more readily than other regions. They are a white onion. :-)
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:00 AM
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23. I could have gotten some tonight but I am leery of trying new veggies.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:03 AM
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25. They are still onions
Not wildly different than others. Just sweeter and have much less of a "bite"... although not absent of one.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:25 AM
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26. Maybe I will try one next week.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:33 AM
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8. Not weird but gross!
I hate them! :puke:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:35 AM
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10. no...just painful
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:38 AM
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11. I EAT them, I do not stuff them up my nose!
silly
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:48 AM
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16. That would be less painful to my upper GI tract
can't eat raw onions...and I love this time of year when vidalias are everywhere, but I gotta grill them to at least opaque to enjoy them without severe consequences.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:50 AM
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19. Oh I am so sorry. :(
I am so glad I can eat them.
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voter x Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:39 AM
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12. depends
if you eat them like an apple, I'm inclined to say Yes... :freak:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:41 AM
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13. to me it is
but I'm getting use to it, my wife eats the onions raw...she cuts them into little strips/pieces, and eats them with whatever's for dinner...takes a bit of din din, than pops a piece of raw onion ...
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:48 AM
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15. onions are good for you
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:49 AM
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17. I use them in 99% of everything I cook
but I don't eat them raw... :)
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:52 AM
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20. cool...no need to make your wife eat parsley.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:46 AM
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14. Salsa on pickles & Smithwick's ale w/fresh cracked black pepper
One of my stepsisters made me try the salsa and pickles. The beer thing was taught to me by my friend, who learned it from a colonel in the Marines, so we call it "The Colonel." He's a really nice guy and he thought it was cool that we named it after him, so whenever he sees me drinking it, he pays for it.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:49 AM
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18. oooh! That is so cool.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:01 AM
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24. Yeah, he said it started when he was a kid and his dad took him out for
his first beer. He ordered it, a Smithwick's because that's what his dad was having, and the waitress said, "You'll have pepper on that son." And she brought him back a Smithwick's with pepper and he's been drinking it that way ever since. To me he exemplifies what a soldier should be: polite, strong, and judges people based on their character.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:39 AM
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27. I like raw onions but not with my peanut butter, banana & mayo sandwich.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:41 AM
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28. Not at all.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:44 AM
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29. People who put peanuts in their Pepsis. Not just weird, but pointless, too
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:54 AM
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36. ACtually, that should be an RCCola to be the true Southern
thing. I do not like to put my peanuts IN my drink but I love Coke and Peanuts as a snack.

It is most definitely a Southern Thing and may have evolved from being handy when one is driving a tractor or stick shift pickup or field truck around, you can eat your peanuts and drink your soda and still have a hand free to shift.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:57 AM
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39. I thought it was RC cola and a moonpie...
and COKE with peanuts and yes I do that...but always COKE not I repeat NOT Pepsi..
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:36 AM
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40. no Pepsi, never Pepsi, and Coke would be my personal preference
even tho the ole boys around home did the RC thing. And you have RC and Moonpie for dessert! But you don't put the MoonPie in the RC, of course.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:45 AM
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30. I put raw onions in salad all the time
and on burgers


nothing at all strange about that.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:25 AM
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31. I almost always add onions to salad.
I use the red onions for that. It's not weird at all. :)
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:32 AM
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32. I put ketchup on my scrambled eggs....I prefer salsa or
Texas Pete but, they are not always available. :shrug:
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:33 AM
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33. One of the best foods to eat...........
seriously...... full of vitamin C.

Try a Cheese and Onion Sandwich. Mmmmmm.....
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:55 AM
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37. oh, cheese and onions are wonderful. My mom used to make
the BEST Welsh Rarebit with xtra sharp cheddar. Serve that hot thick wonderful stuff on saltines with onions and dill pickles.

DIVINE. My husband nicknamed it "Dorothy Nachos" after my mother.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:45 AM
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42. That sounds good..................
:D have you tried cheese and onion sandwiches....no big deal, just slice some cheddar cheese with sliced onions on your choice of bread. :)

I should try that Welsh Rarebit! :)
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:46 AM
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34. onions do it for me
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwww!
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