Tuesday, February 24, 2009

21. Try a new meal I would normally not try

Today was the day. I could feel my day was coming soon, but I didn't know where or what it would be. I tried food today that would not have passed my test for trying ever before I had started this list. I am a picky eater. I have gotten a lot better, but I am still pretty picky. Today we had parent teacher conferences and our wonderful PTA provided dinner. It had the asian theme to it. At the dinner was a huge spread of Oriental and Indian dishes. Last year if they had this meal, I think I would have relied on rice filling me up and been satisfied with that being my meal. Today I branched out. I tried everything. I even matched the coresponding sauces with their meals. It was crazy. When I sat down with my food, I felt proud. I was doing it! I started with Indian rice, I followed it with some somoas which were pastry type things filled with potatoes, peas and some other spices. I had a "salad" of chick peas and what seemed to be the makings of guacamole. I was told this was a traditional indian salad rather than using lettuce. It was really good. I would eat it again. I finished it off with an Indian dessert that was shredded carrots yogurt and some spices.
I have to say. This was no typical meal and I steped up to the plate. When I finished, my entire plate was empty. I even went up to get more when I was finished. That salad was really good!
This is not my coming out party to try new things all of the time, but as I have been slowly learning, it isn't too bad to try something new every once in awhile.

6 comments:

Matt Weis said...

White Castle

Mom said...

You did better than I would have. Good for you, Eric. In this instance, DON'T listen to your brother! They boil those things!

Eric said...

Mom, a lot of things get boiled as they are cooked. Pick a better argument. I have heard from many to stay away from that place. The food sounds as though it would be something I wouldn't enjoy eating, but I don't know that for sure. I might just go there to try it out some time, just so I can make a decision on my own whether it is edible or not.

Matt Weis said...

Oh, it's edible... Next time I'm down, let's split a sack of ten. Give them a fair shot!

Eric said...

Let's just start with one and go from there.

Mom said...

Do you know what color hamburger (or whatever the meat is that they use) turns when it's boiled? GRAY! Do you really want to eat gray, unidentifiable meat? It's only the mustard and ketchup and other spices they might add that gives it any color! Please, I beg you! Don't go there! You have a family that needs you!