to hate it when my friend says "eurgh don't you want sauce with that?!"

(37 Posts)
versaille Mon 25-Feb-13 23:22:43

I rarely ever have sauce with anything - no mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard or even salt etc

And without fail each time I have dinner with my friend she comments saying -

"eurgh don't you want sauce with that?!" ... or ...

"How can you eat that so dry?!"

But to me the food isn't dry or plain, I think it would only be to people who have to have sauce with their food because their taste buds are useless without it?

Thumbwitch Tue 26-Feb-13 09:49:06

She's just yet another person who is so self-absorbed that she can't accept that people do things <gasp> Differently from how she does. Small minded.

Some people like sauce, some don't. I personally find it disgusting that some people have to have ketchup on things like roast dinners - but I wouldn't stop them doing it, or comment out loud!

DoJo Tue 26-Feb-13 09:49:28

'How about we just assume that I am going to eat things without sauce on for the foreseeable future and you can rest assured that I fully understand that this is a source of complete astonishment to you. That way you don't have to say exactly the same thing every time we sit down to eat, and I don't have to spend yet another mealtime planning where to bury your body when I finally snap.'

forevergreek Tue 26-Feb-13 09:51:27

I'm not sure we really have condiments in house. We have mustard... Otherwise everything is cooked in something/ isn't dry

Jins Tue 26-Feb-13 09:54:12

Too many people have too much to say about what others eat.

Chattymummyhere Tue 26-Feb-13 11:34:53

Dh is bad with this not sauces but even a "samish" as called in our house has to have salt and pepper on it! Soup, salt.. Scrambled egg, salt.. Grr we get though so much!

Only things I do is salt and vinigar on chips, tommy sauce on hot dogs if out. Then some gravy and appropriate sauce with Sunday dinner (mint sauce/hourseraddish)

Remotecontrolduck Tue 26-Feb-13 12:59:31

I really wish people would stop caring what others ate (unless it's causing major health issues aside). Like with this horse meat thing, people saying it's hypocritcal to not eat horse if you eat cow blah blah. Can't I just eat what I want ffs?

It is rude to comment on what others are having, ask her if she meant to be so rude next time. I really don't care if someone has sauce/doesn't have sauce, why would she? confused

FellatioNels0n Tue 26-Feb-13 13:03:07

People who don't like gravy are weird/ People who don't eat sauces of any sort or super weird.

I don't say it to their faces though. that would be rude. I just sit there thinking 'weirdo.'

I do gravy with some meals, and sometimes put out appropriate condiments, eg apple sauce for pork. But most people in our house put a small dollop on the side rather than cover their meal in the sauce.

And I rarely put out salt/pepper, just with chips. My food is already seasoned so you won't need extra. I don't season much anyway.

FellatioNels0n Tue 26-Feb-13 15:13:33

My food is already seasoned so you won't need extra. I don't season much anyway

Surely that's down to the eater to decide? If I'd cooked for a dinner party and (if it was anything other than a plain roast) people dowsed it in salt and pepper before they'd even tasted it, I'd be a bit pissed off, but for average weekday meals of relatively British style food I think it's perfectly ok to allow people to decide for themselves whether they'd like more seasoning than you've allocated them - especially as you say you don't season much. I can't stand having food that massively lacks enough salt to make it interesting.

FellatioNels0n Tue 26-Feb-13 15:14:27

sorry that should have said relatively bland British style food

maddening Tue 26-Feb-13 15:14:56

Yanbu (as a fellow non sauce and dry food bod)

zukiecat Tue 26-Feb-13 15:31:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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