So…today is my birthday and I was given the option to have dinner anywhere I chose. In the last year I have been to restaurants all over Milwaukee with Yelp and #MKEFoodies, and have been opening myself up to all different kinds of food.
I checked out my list of foods that I wanted to try in hopes of coming up with a birthday dinner idea. Did I want to go to Maxie’s Southern Comfort and try the oysters? Did I want to go to Triskele’s and try the mussels? Did I want to go back to Capital Grille for a nice dry aged steak?
Nope…I didn’t want any of that fanciness. I just wanted some good, old fashioned, comfort food. It doesn’t get any more comfortable than a double cheeseburger (no onions or pickles), fries and a cup of the chicken flavored noodle soup from George Webb.
I have been enjoying this same meal since I was a kid. I remember sitting in the window of the Webb’s on a Sunday afternoon waiting for a booth to open up. Going with my father and begging to sit at the counter for lunch. Even now, when I am sick, the only thing that can beat the bug is a Quart of the chicken flavored noodle soup. (Even though the recipe has changed recently)
So, this 35th birthday, I didn’t want any fancy pants dinner. I just wanted what I knew would make my taste buds and my belly happy!
Thank You George Webbs for always being there!!
I figured I should keep track of the foods I really like, foods I would like to give another try, and foods that, although I tried, I will not be eating again!
I will be coming back to this post on a regular basis to update it:
Beans (all but Black Beans)
Popsicles (Orange, Grape and Cherry)
Olives (Black and Green)
DISLIKE (But may eat again):
NEVER EATING AGAIN:
Cubanitas – “Camarones” — tiger shrimp in garlic white wine sauce over yellow rice with a side of grilled pineapple
TO TRY AGAIN:
Eggs cooked anyway other than Hard/Scrambled
Meat cooked anyway other than Well Done
Duck (also listed under like cause I need to try it cooked other ways)
If you have any suggestions for me to add to my “To Try” list please leave a comment and let me know. I am up for just about anything! (Key Words “Just About”)
My lunch and afternoon snack the last few days got me thinking. At what point did I begin eating an entire orange bell pepper for lunch and an entire avocado for a snack. I haven’t been eating them with dip or mixed with seasoning to make guacamole or mixed in a salad. Nope……just plain!
I can remember very clearly in the past looking at guacamole as though it were completely inedible. And, refusing to eat fajitas because they were filled with peppers.
My dislike for bell peppers and avocados has taken such a turn that on my way home from work today I had to stop at El Rey to pick up both because I knew I had eaten the last pepper for lunch today and the last avocado yesterday.
A lunch and snack that at one point in my life would have been a bag of chips and cookies, has somehow turned into a healthy choice without me even knowing!
I figured I should get a post in here nice and early explaining why I am confident I can beat this picky eating habit.
Not long ago you wouldn’t catch me putting a bean (of any kind) near my mouth. I would eat chili long after everyone was finished because I had to make sure every bean was out of the bowl. I would go for Mexican and tell them to keep the beans off of my plate. No Beans…..At All…..For Any Reason!!
I was not only a picky eater, but I also frequented Fast Food Drive-Thrus. One day I stopped for my normal Nachos (Chips and Cheese Only) from Taco Bell. On the way home I opened my food and started eating without really looking at my food. Before I could realize it they had put re-fried beans on my chips AND I had eaten some. But, now came the concern. I think I liked them!! So I ate little more and figured the re-fried beans weren’t that bad. (Considering of course they are half lard and maybe not even real beans) I tried a bit more and ended up eating all of the chips, Beans and all.
As the months went on I was more open to trying beans. First beans in chili and then a can of baked beans. I have since become hooked!! All but, black beans. I haven’t figured out why yet, but I just don’t like them. If I could have beans with every meal I would. I will often open up a can of Busch’s Vegetarian Baked Beans and eat them as a meal.
So…..because of my ability to turn an absolute hatred for beans into a love affair I could not live without, I am sure there are plenty of other foods out there waiting to steal my heart!