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Do You Mix Your Food On Your Plate?

The other day FabSugar's mom made lunch for us. It was a delicious rice, chicken kebab, and vegetable medley. I chopped up the chicken, poured the veggies over the rice and mixed it all together. When I glanced over at geeksugar's plate I noticed she had three separated little piles: rice, chicken, and vegetables. This got me wondering, do you mix your food on your plate?

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saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
AtatakaiSunshine AtatakaiSunshine 9 years
I agree with a lot of people who say it depends. Like of course I mix my sticky rice with veggies/meat, and I like to mix macaroni and cheese with peas. Sometimes scrambled eggs and hashbrowns jump onto my fork together. I won't intentionally make a sandwich out of a crescent roll, mashed potatoes and broccoli, but if they touch that's a-ok. However, I sincerely hate when things like beans and pasta salad keep running into each other, or when something's juices keep soggying my bread.
onesong onesong 9 years
if it's supposed to be touching, it should come touching. otherwise, i dont like my food to touch AT ALL! the only exception is using my toast as a barricade for my corned beef hash from my eggs at a diner. i don't mind egg on toast because i like egg and cheese sandwiches. lol i'm weird, i know!
yaelatner yaelatner 9 years
normally i cant stand having my food touch but there are those special meals, mainly homecooked ones, that taste better in a mash. However, appetizer salad and side salads are better on a separate plate.
mellafe mellafe 9 years
Well, we don't tend to serve sweet and salty together (like you do in your breakfast, with fries and eggs mixed with pancakes), so it's easier to mix stuff in your plate. My cousin doesn't though, she eats every single thing separate from the other. Shame, really, that's she'll never taste the wonder that is tomatoe-and-lettuce salad. YUM.
leigha926 leigha926 9 years
mixing foods freaks me out. i never let anything on my plate touch anything else. a lot of the time i actually eat different foods at different times of the day because i have this thing about eating one food at a time...but i have really weird eating habits.
hepsmom hepsmom 9 years
No food touching! Arghhhh! I don't know why, but I've been that way forever. A possible exception is anything with gravy, but that should be mixed anyway, right? What is the deal with corn in mashed potatoes? Wow. I've seen that in the KFC bowl and always wondered where it came from.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Really depends
tati33 tati33 9 years
arroz con frijoles!! yummy! & then some cheese on top :P
lms lms 9 years
I am amazed at how many people don't like their food touching! It never bothers me at all. When my daughter was a little bit younger she would freak out at some things touching and I would tell her that is ridiculous....she finally stopped that. I am from the Islands and rice is a staple. Most dishes have sauces, gravies or beans and are always mixed up.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
When I was a kid, I was a really picky eater and squealed whenever food touched each other on my plate and ate everything separately- I even cut my pancakes up and dipped each piece individually in syrup! Now I'm much better, but my family still teases me a lot about it.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I mix Mexican food together.
chibarosa chibarosa 9 years
I only mix food when there is rice involved. For some reason that just makes sense to me.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
I don't mind my food touching. However, I do mind purposely mixing them. The only exception to that is when I eat pasta.
dcmurray1970 dcmurray1970 9 years
i only mix rice and green beans. i dont usually let my food even touch. if i have a vegetable that has a little juice with it i will put it in a seperate bowl and i always eat my salad in a seperate bowl. my boyfriend can mix all of his food on his plate and even put two different salad dressings on his salad. it just seems too gross to me.
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
It might all go in the same place, but I don't have to taste it on the way down. ;)
Food Food 9 years
mwmsjuly19 - me too! As kids my siblings and I had a problem with it, but my mom alway said, "it all goes to the same place anyway."
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I am against all forms of food segregation on my plate! ;)
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 9 years
I hate for my food to touch and I usually separate it.. no creamed corn touching mashed potatoes, things like that. Noodle and rice dishes that are topped with veggies and meat I usually mix, things like chicken curry..
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
pinkflats, it is actually easier than you think to avoid your food touching. :)
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
It depends on what I'm eating! Most spanish people do.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
It really depends...I mix my food if there is rice.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
i always think its crazy when people insist they can't have their food touching at all. how can you avoid that when yiur plate has no dividers at all? anyways i say it depends on the food i'm eating.
sw2190 sw2190 9 years
well it depends, if its mushy food, like mash gravy, or spaghetti bolognese u mix, hmm i like to mix mouses so that they lose their bubbles and become smooth hehe but otherwise i guess not too often, however i havnt given it alot of thought lol
sw2190 sw2190 9 years
well it depends, if its mushy food, like mash gravy, or spaghetti bolognese u mix, hmm i like to mix mouses so that they lose their bubbles and become smooth hehe but otherwise i guess not too often, however i havnt given it alot of thought
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