I chose to make Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce (p. 500; also online at their website). I had all the ingredients and followed the recipe exactly (minus the optional cilantro garnish). Since I'm picky and not that great of a cook, I find this is the only way I can try a new recipe. Following recipes as they were written has actually helped me appreciate some of those foods I couldn't tolerate before. I will disclose that I usually don't taste things as I go because usually they're too hot and I end up just burning my tongue. I also don't usually know enough to fix something that's gone bad, so I just say screw it. We only have so many spoons anyway.
|What I tried to eat for dinner last night.|
After I served it, B and I were sitting there eating, and apparently he was watching me. He asked, "Why the frowny face tonight?" I told him that I wasn't really liking the dinner I prepared. He said it was okay and kept on eating. If you read the recipe, you'll see that there were red peppers and green onions in this dish. I had gotten one or two pepper pieces already and didn't really like them (yes, they are actually spicy to me, I decided last night). I wasn't happy, but managed to eat some of it. Then I got a bite with the green onion and the red pepper and all the sauce. Once I put it in my mouth, my taste buds staged a REVOLT. My eyes starting tearing up and I had to run over to the sink and spit it all out. I haven't done that since I was a little kid!! I felt terrible, and tried to shove a bunch of apple slices and animal crackers in my mouth to cleanse my palate. I ended up having to brush my teeth and scrape my tongue, and the taste still lingered back there.
|What I actually ate for dinner last night.|
I was so mad at myself. I was frustrated about being so picky, being a bad cook, and a lousy homemaker. B told me that I shouldn't cook stuff I don't like (I apparently still hate onions of all types), and that it's really okay to have chicken every night of the week. He even said he'd eat the leftovers of the offending dish, since he knows I hate to waste food. Thank God for that man.
Have you had any truly awful cooking or eating experiences? Also, I would love to hear if anyone actually tries (or has tried) this recipe and likes it. If so, please tell me what you liked about it!
Note: I'm sure at least a few of you are wondering if I'm pregnant and that was the cause of this event. I can say for a fact that I am not pregnant right now, as I know my cycle very well and it is way too early for any signs to be happening.