9 Things I’d Rather Do Than Eat Something Made Out of Whole Wheat Flour

This morning I went to the kitchen to make breakfast. I haven’t been grocery shopping in quite a few days, though, so the options were sparse. There were no eggs left, after I baked a double batch of cupcakes for an old professor’s surprise party last night. There was no cereal left I took interest in either. So I opened the pantry to throw together some sort of biscuits, only to find I had used all the white flour the last time I made pizza.

I was left with no option other than to use the wheat flour in the back of the pantry:  the whole wheat flour that I haven’t touched since I humiliated myself by trying to make my homemade pizza dough with it for a few friends that were over for dinner a few months ago. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I even bought the stuff. I’ll eat wheat bread, but the grains in it gross me out. Whole wheat pizza dough is absolutely vile.

Now I’m not referring to partial wheat, where it isn’t as grainy although still better for you. I’m also not talking about honey wheat. I’m talking about that whole wheat crap that tastes something like eating a chunky piece of sandpaper.

The result of my whole wheat breakfast biscuit was quite obvious. It tasted like shit. Crunchy, grainy, chunky shit. I realized then that there are quite a few things I’d rather do than eat something made out of whole wheat flour again.

#1 Lick the moldy grout in my bathtub

I need to clean the bathtub, and I imagine that were I to lick the bits of grout that are beginning to show signs of a little shower mildew, I would enjoy it much more than eating something made out of whole wheat flour. The consistency (I can only assume) would be much more appealing than the grainy crunch of just about everything made out of whole wheat flour.

#2 Eat my tropical fish – Achilles and Menelaus –

straight out of the fish tank

I know that’s pretty messed up. They are a part of the household, and it almost would seem like I’m eating family. That said, I would much rather pull them out of the tank and eat them alive than eat something made out of whole wheat flour again.

The problem with whole wheat flour is that it always screws with the directions or baking time of whatever it’s being used for. I don’t know why. I don’t fucking care why. All I know is that everything I’ve ever made out of whole wheat flour has to either be adjusted considerably just because of the flour, or come out burned on the outside and gooey on the inside. If I ate my two tropical fish raw from the fish tank, they’d be more well-prepared than anything with whole wheat.

#3 Get a high colonic in a random van in Venice, CA

I imagine that my stomach would feel a lot better after an enema, administered to me by a hippy in a random van in Venice than it does after I eat something made out of whole wheat flour. It can’t be the fiber, because I eat a diet high in fibers – fruits, vegetables, and healthy grains. I also do not have celiac disease, so don’t stop there and tell me all about how it’s time for me to go gluten free. I imagine it has to do with the horrible timing and preparation of foods made out of whole wheat flour. Whatever the case may be, after a healthy does of the crunch grain crap, my stomach feels horrible.

#4 Cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner to my entire family

#5 Cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner to my entire family in nothing but a Wonderwoman mask and crotchless panties

#6 Cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner to my entire family in nothing but a Wonderwoman mask and crotchless panties, and do my rendition of “New York, New York” during dessert

#7 Cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner to my entire family in nothing but a Wonderwoman mask and crotchless panties, and do my rendition of “New York, New York” during dessert, and pay all the settlements for eye and ear damage that follow

#8 Go on Wife Swap

Have you ever watched that show? I think there is nothing more painful than being taken from your own perfectly crafted lifestyle and being forced to live by someone else’s rules. There are plenty of times I watch that show and think to myself that I would never make it. What if I got put on a farm? What if I had to live for two weeks doing extreme couponing? What if I got matched with a family of hillbillies?

The only thing more painful than Wife Swap to me would be eating something made out of whole wheat flour again. The taste of grain and pasty shit rubbing along the interior of my mouth. Choking to swallow the dried up crap as it slowly churns down to reek havoc on my stomach. The flavor of whatever was cooked with it completely devoured by the distinct taste of horse manure that seems to always waft from a container of whole wheat flour.

Yes. I’d rather go on Wife Swap.

#9 Make out with my husband

after he hasn’t brushed his teeth for six weeks

Don’t get me wrong, my husband never goes more than half a day without brushing his teeth. Every morning. Every evening.

But let’s say for a moment that he suddenly stopped brushing his teeth and went for as many as six weeks without brushing once. By then, his teeth would be brown. They would have grain all over them. They’d smell like rancid wheat. And they would be covered in paste.

I would rather make out with that than eat something made out of whole wheat again. At least I wouldn’t have to swallow any of it.

I’m real fucking happy for you if you think whole wheat flour is the greatest thing next to stick butter. I – on the other hand – just can’t stomach it.


  1. rich

    i hate that wife swap show.

    wheat flour ruins my cookies. no, the ones i try to cook.

    i guess if it’s a “random” van. otherwise, i could do that.

  2. hecallsmescroogy

    so… don’t be mad, but… i substitute whole wheat flour all the time. you just need to add more baking powder. seriously. try it. even my incredibly picky, borderline asperger husband and kids will eat it. they have serioustexture issues

  3. It’s A Dome Life

    I think I would really enjoy being at your house around Thanksgiving…yep, that would be awesome!

    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      Awesome and horrifying. You’d be another one I’d have to pay out a settlement to hahah

  4. bersley

    You missed the piece de resistance for Thanksgiving dinner – feed them a grout and whole wheat casserole while your unbrushed husband breathes on them.

    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      I think you may be onto them. Now I just have to find myself a Wonderwoman mask.

  5. Kim

    What if you wife-swapped with a family that ate NOTHING except whole grains!!! The grainier the better!!! GROSS!!!!

    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      I would die, that’s what!

  6. cjackplay.wordpress.com

    Hey, to each his/her own. I like wheat bread better than white bread, but I am one of those sickos who likes nuts and flax and seeds and all that jazz in her bread as well. When I make breads at home I do a 50/50 mix of unbleached all purpose and whole wheat and that usually works outs pretty well for me. My I’d rather food is Kimchi, UGH! It is one of my BF’s favorite things, but the smell alone makes me want to hurl. I’ve even brought myself to try it twice. SO disgusting to me. Headed to TopMommyBlogs to vote for you again now. 😀

    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      Thanks so much for the vote, and for some reason I have NEVER liked flax seed. Not sure why.

  7. boldbohemian


    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      Haha, glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  8. Connie

    After that brutal honesty and very graphic description of not liking anything with whole wheat flour, I now need to brush my teeth and shower before I brush my teeth and shower! LOL

    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      For real!! Hahaha

  9. Shannygirl

    You seriously crack me up. I had to really laugh at the “rather lick the moldy grout one. I cannot stand sweet tea (I know I’m from the south and that’s just blasphemy) it’s disgusting.. Well one day my kids and I stopped at a Sonic and I ordered a unsweetened tea.. when I took a sip it was sugary sweet… I told my kids I’d rather lick the road then drink that tea.. They still laugh about that.

    1. Erica Miller Tollefson

      That’s because Sonic has gross sweet tea.

      1. Heather Christena Schmidt

        Or because tea is gross? I’ve never been a fan really.

    2. Heather Christena Schmidt

      I don’t like tea AT ALL. Sweetened. Unsweetened. All tastes like shit to me! Hahah

  10. Teri

    Ok so let me get this straight. Just so I’m understanding you correctly, you’re saying you DON’T like whole wheat flour? Because that’s the vibe I’m getting from this post. And I don’t want there to be any confusion.
    LOL Great post!!

    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      Did I cause confusion ;D Hahah!!

  11. Kanerva

    PMSL! (And that is just about the only acronym you’ll ever get out of me…) My whole wheat flour is fish paste. I get the dry heaves just thinking about. Ugh. Shudder. Great, now I need to brush my teeth to get my mouth all fresh again 😉

  12. Humble

    Yea whole wheat is fucking awesome…..said everyone that is a liar.
    Followed you from Blog Hop but I am pretty sure I have groped you before on the Internets…

    1. Heather Christena Schmidt

      Thanks! I was just saying that I think people convince themselves they love it just so they don’t have to feel like shit for giving in to the man hahah

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