Oh stop, even I wouldn’t eat those two together although a light peanut sauce may go very nicely on filet of sole.
My point here is that I have become a different person and my husband doesn’t know what has happened to me and where I have gone. The trouble is I totally agree with him. Who am I?
I have “hated” fish all my life, the smell was repugnant to me and I would not even try it. We all know the “forced salmon” story that I wrote about when “my friend’s mother lied and told me it was tuna fish and FORCED me to eat it” and I don’t see that changing but mild fish is now a must-have. It’s opened up a whole new world of eating experiences. So much more to choose from, it’s exciting.
It started out with a tiny bite of my husband’s file of sole with lemon, butter and caper sauce he ordered at a restaurant. I had ordered a cheeseburger and we always exchange bites or share. I gave him my too- bloody cheeseburger. He cleverly offered me a taste of his dish. He said he liked mine more than his when he saw me eying his delicate dish, I fell for it. Love that man, loved the fish. Afterwards he grinned and laughed like a 6-year-old. Of course he said our favorite 28-year-old saying “sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.” He won.
Now, I don’t skip past the seafood section I look at it first. It feels so light in my stomach, the only disadvantage is that in two hours I’m hungry again but that’s what snacks are for. I don’t eat very much red meat at all but when I do, I want it to be small and good quality. After that, it will be back to fish, chicken, salad, eggs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with pleasure.
Sometimes there are things in our world that just don’t make sense. Texture can play a big part. I love my hot cup of strong cup of coffee every morning but coffee ice cream or mocha, edible coffee beans? I wouldn’t go out of my way to order it. I do not like peanuts but love smooth peanut butter, chunky if I must. So when my husband’s dessert came with peanut butter ice cream instead of our beloved hazelnut, discontinued, we were not happy. My husband tried it and liked it and well, of course I had to keep him company.
I put the spoon of ice cream in my mouth, just the tip and it wasn’t….dreadful. It was like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that I once assumed (again, another stupid assumption) that I thought I didn’t like but do. A little went a long way but I have to admit that ice cream was very, very tasty.
Be open to new foods, textures, tastes. Even at my old, ripe age you can discover so many new things to eat and drink (still working on the drink part) but water is best for me anyway. Here’s to new great food and water with lemon, hold the ice please, and as always, definitely leave room for dessert. Every. Single. Time.
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When you tall about food, you make it sound so wonderful. But then, I remember you eat grape jelly on cold pizza. oy
MO, ONLY if the pizza is dry or needs some “seasoning.” ps you promised to try it.
I believe you but I LOVE raisins, my daughter hates them and she also hates bananas (texture issues) I don’t eat insects either. You are really missing out on raisins, maybe practice with a craisin? Less squishy by far, you can graduate to a raisin. Raisins are my everything though not as much as chocolate. Really, starting with dessert? I bow down to you. I do look at the dessert menu if we are out but do you actually order it first? If so, I didn’t think you could actually BE more of a hero but YOU could definitely BE. I wonder though, if I ate it first if it would be as special to me. I thinks (good) things to linger. If I ate dessert or D as it is called in our house, why bother with the rest? I would just eat good bread and butter and another dessert. Sounds good to me.
Much, if not most, of the time I start with dessert and don’t care if I leave room. (it’s true, I’m not joking)
I will eat anything (except for insects) and I do pick raisins out of cinnamon rolls or bread pudding. Don’t like the squish.