For instance: I recently went through some financial challenges that taught me a lot about myself through the food I eat. One thing I learned is that you can make almost anything taste good if you put enough ketchup, mayonnaise or barbecue sauce on it! :-D
I generally consider myself an open person, willing to try new things or at least discuss them. This was not so with my opinion on food. In fact my Mother's comments about me being a "grocery store junky" when it comes to meat, were only partly right.
Thanks to the generous kindness of others, my eyes have been 'Opened" and I "See the Light."
I can now make a pot of beans that will make your mouth water, using a wonderful Irish recipe a friend shared with me. My experience with Chick peas was a disaster, as was my attempt at Lamb, I think the dogs will be happy if these were never repeated. LOL...Veal was tolerable, but I won't buy it and I found that yes, even I, can prepare a vegetarian meal that is both tasty and filling.
I still have to wonder what Cannellini w/white kidney beans are and apparently so does everyone else, as no one I asked had ever heard of them. I still detest Cat Fish, probably always will, and I have a package of frozen Salmon I have been staring down for days...I'll let you know who wins, me or the Salmon.
So what life lessons did I receive from these observations? Hmm...Seek out new things and don't be afraid that it might not work out. If it works, great! If it doesn't that's okay too, at least now you know and might have a few laughs about it too.
Not every strange meat tastes like chicken and that's good because that's what makes life interesting. Just because something is strange doesn't mean you shouldn't try it, not every adventure will be a success, but that's makes life interesting and you will appreciate things more.
Just because I didn't like mustard or greens yesterday doesn't mean I can't find a good use for them today.
Change up your routine every so often and try new things. You just might be surprised and find something new that benefits you...hmmm...maybe even change your life.
Oh by the way...anyone know what to do with canned watercrest?