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.