Even back when you’re a child going round to your friend’s for tea, you always notice the way different families can do things very differently in terms of their eating habits.
Some differences are fairly standard, from beans in a cottage pie to cups of tea with dinner.
But others can seriously leave you scratching your head, or desperate to share the strange experience with someone to see their reaction.
That’s exactly what a number of parents have been doing after a post on forum site Mumsnet encouraged users to share the weirdest catering habits they’d encountered when eating at a friend or family member’s house.
To kick things off one user shared something they’d obviously been conflicted by due to their friendship, but felt very strongly about:
“A friend of mine, dear dear friend – serves absolutely everything with a handful of dried crispy salad leaves.
“The sort that are half dead and crap in the bag before they even leave the shop.
“At the end of every meal they get scraped back into a bowl and put back in the fridge so as to not waste them as no one eats them.”
This was followed up by a similarly nausea inducing description: “We once went to tea with some potential nee ‘friends’.
“We had jacket potatoes served with a steak knife to cut them, and they really did need a steak knife, they were barely warm.
“Followed by jelly that had had custard powder mixed through before it set, so it was all cloudy. It was an entirely inedible meal.”
This next one is a doozy as well: “Schoolfriend’s family had a toaster in pretty much every room. Lounge — toaster. Dining room — toaster. Bedrooms — toaster.”
Safe to say that family had a penchant for toast.
Another shared their memory of a bizarre sounding ‘salad’: “I went round a friends house for dinner when I was a teenager. Dinner was ‘salad’ which turned out to be apple and lettuce drowning in lemon juice.”
Perhaps the cherry on the weird cake here is this account though: “Sausages cooked in milk. As in boiled . Or poached I suppose. With mashed potato and the hot meaty milk as gravy.”
Can you think of anything more grim?
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