Nov 24, 2008
Where have you been all my life?
There is a whole host of things I wish I had tried or discovered earlier in my life. Most, but not all, are food related.
FOODS: You wouldn’t know it to look at me now, but I was a picky eater as a kid. Following are some of my favorites that I didn't try until adulthood.
Scrambled eggs – after my daughter was born the first meal I had in the hospital was scrambled eggs and toast. It’s been a favorite ever since.
Sour cream – there was just something about the name that always bothered me. Milk based products should not be sour.
Cream cheese – spreadable cheese seemed unnatural to me.
Artichokes – it looked like cactus to me.
Tomatoes – can’t explain why I didn’t like them – the gelatinous seeds maybe.
Sleep Mask – This one could have saved me a lot of grief over the years. I am an avid reader and I fall asleep every night by reading. My husband is not a night time reader and the light really bothers him. I have tried a lot of things to reach a compromise, low watt bulbs (25 watt bulbs don’t give off much light), booklights (a pain in the ass), a towel over the lampshade (tacky and a fire hazard). I happened to get him a sleeping mask a few years back. Oh my God! Why had I never tried this before? He looks a little dorky when he wears it but it’s a small price to pay.
Wire Whisk – I always just thought a fork was good enough. My cousins thought this was hilarious so one of them bought me an assortment of wire whisks. I am now a convert.
IKEA – Where was this store when I was young and broke?
Podcasts – Doesn’t quite fit because they are relatively new, but I haven’t listened to the radio on my way to work since I discovered them.
I guess my grandmother was right all along, “You never know until you try it.”