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post #121 of 194
sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. the only reason i care is that food is expensive and we can't always buy as much as we please
post #122 of 194
Thread Starter 
I really like the ideas of saving them for bread crumbs and pudding...better than for the birds and compost.
post #123 of 194
I never noticed.

I've got some recipes that come out with harder crusts than others and sometimes some of us like the crust better one time than another depending on our mood or the recipe. I don't get all worked up about it.

Dh razzes Ds about not eating the crusts on his grilled cheese sandwiches because I cut them off for him, but I really never did and it's just a weird joke between the 2 of them that nobody else gets. (And I think he eats them.) It's a strange thing they do when they're cooking together I'll never understand, but it makes them laugh.

Dsd doesn't like pizza crusts, but I eat them since they're my favorite part.
post #124 of 194
I never ate my crusts, and my dad ate them =) I still won't eat them, and my husband eats them, lol. If my son does the same, we have daddy the garbage disposal!
post #125 of 194
I *think* that everyone but my 12 yr old does. To be honest, it's not something that I pay a terrible amount of attention to. I eat my but dh often doesn't.
post #126 of 194
The 8 year old does for the most part, I don't really recall having to throw away much from his plate. The baby is too little, but I wouldn't care in the least if neither of them did. I never do. Hate them. And Pizza crust, hate them too. DH eats all the crust. I just cut all sandwiches into triangles, and eat until the crust, and then either throw away the crust, or save it for bread pudding, easy to make, and soo yummy! The Dog will eat our crusts too, or we'll just throw it out in the backyard for the birdies. I don't think it's being that wasteful, only wasting like a few cents really. I try not to ever have any struggles about food, it's too much of a slippery slope to start controlling.
post #127 of 194
Thread Starter 
I agree on the slippery slope.
post #128 of 194
Sometimes she does, sometimes she doesn't. I don't care either way.
post #129 of 194
LOL I cannot believe how long this thread is!
Mine sometimes eats them, sometimes doesn't, I don't really care. It's not that much waste, and I don't want to get into an argument over food.

I have however babysit for kids who routinely did the "take two little bites out of the middle of the sandwhich then declare that the rest (like 80% of the sandwhich) is 'crust'" thing, and that is annoying. I don't know what I'll do if my owns does that.
post #130 of 194
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Originally Posted by cotopaxi View Post

I have however babysit for kids who routinely did the "take two little bites out of the middle of the sandwhich then declare that the rest (like 80% of the sandwhich) is 'crust'" thing, and that is annoying. I don't know what I'll do if my owns does that.
Or what about someone who takes just a few bites out of a piece of fruit, like a pear or an apple, and says the rest is inedible core! Now that is just pure waste! There is still more than half the fruit left there, core excluded.
post #131 of 194
W/o reading the entire thread, I am guessing that your question is somewhat metaphorical. Going on that assumption I believe that it is my job to offer my DD a healthy assortment of food (and to model healthy eating behaviors)and it is her job to choose what to eat (from what I offer her!).
post #132 of 194
I had to read this whole thread just to see how a discussion of bread crusts could go on for 7 pages

To answer the OP, I have a pair of former no-crust-eaters who have outgrown it, a pair who will only eat the inside of the sandwich, and a pair of pirahna who eat everything but the plate (and have been known to try to eat the plate too!). It would never occur to me to care.

My partners and I all have issues about food from our own upbringings, so we never, ever let food be a battle in our house.
post #133 of 194
DD doesn't really eat bread by the slice yet; but I don't think it'll bug me, as long as she's not leaving a two-inch 'crust'. We have chickens.
post #134 of 194
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
Or what about someone who takes just a few bites out of a piece of fruit, like a pear or an apple, and says the rest is inedible core! Now that is just pure waste! There is still more than half the fruit left there, core excluded.
My dh does this and it drives me nuts! Fruit is really really expensive here. I usually cut the fruit off the core before serving it to avoid this. Dd is better but has picked up the habit from dh. Most fruit that involves a core is not local here so it is a rare treat anyway.

Luckily everyone here eats the crusts. As much as I would like to say it wouldn't bother me if someone didn't, I know it would. Wasted food and pickiness are big pet peeves of mine....even though I know it shouldn't be. However, I would not make an issue of it and just save them for bread crumbs. Dd has friends that do not eat them so I cut them off before the bread is served and save them. No biggie. It is just so odd to me though. The crust tastes and feels the same to me so I just do not get it:
post #135 of 194
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Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
It is just so odd to me though. The crust tastes and feels the same to me so I just do not get it:
I think some people are just more sensitive to flavor and texture differences, particularly children who have very sharp taste buds.

I definitely think the crusts taste and feel different. I mean the outside of the bread was exposed to direct heat so it is a completely different texture and tastes more...oh I dunno how to describe it really...cooked I guess . Basically it has more flavor as opposed to the milder tasting inside.

Now even when I was a child and was a picky eater, I rarely had a problem with bread crusts, but I can totally see how a child could have an aversion based on the texture issue alone. Texture was a big issue for me.

I guess what I don't get is why most people would be willing to accept that their child does not like certain foods like brussels sprouts or lamb chops or other foods with strong flavors or unusual textures, but somehow it's unacceptable or some kind of character flaw if a kid doesn't like bread crusts. (not picking on you Yooper, thats just the vibe I've gotten from some on this thread) I mean if you don't like something, you don't like it. It really doesn't matter that someone else thinks that you should like it or that it isn't that bad. I don't think most kids who are refusing to eat crusts just doing it to be insolent or something. Maybe it's just the "waste" issue, but there are so many ways to resolve that.

(PS - I was the kind of kid that would just eat he outermost part of an apple because most of it felt like core to me . I'm better now though)
post #136 of 194
Yes they do, and yes I care. What a waste to leave all that food behind.
post #137 of 194
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Originally Posted by TwinsTwicePlusTwo View Post
I had to read this whole thread just to see how a discussion of bread crusts could go on for 7 pages
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Me too!

Ds usually eats his crust. I love pizza crust and crust from good bread.

To change things up though, I often buy tortillas or Middle Eastern flat bread. Good crustless alternatives.
post #138 of 194
both of my dd's 3 and 4 dont, if they ask me for another sandwich i will sometimes tell them to eat the crust first... but not if it just has mayo on it with all the meat gone cuz thats gross.
post #139 of 194
I make two kinds of bread--whole wheat, and egg bread.

Dd (8) eats the crust on the egg bread, but leaves the crust on the whole wheat.
Ds (2) eats the crust on both.
Neither eats pizza crust.

Nothing is wasted, because I eat what they leave behind, lol!
post #140 of 194
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Originally Posted by stormborn View Post
Sometimes, it depends on the kind of bread. It doesn't go to waste anyway; that's one more valuable service our dog provides.
Yeah, that too.
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