Of Green Beans and Chocolate

Good morning Everyone!

Double Stuf Oreo Package

As Mark was leaving this morning, he remarked that perhaps it would be a good idea to move the Double Stuf Oreo bag off of the coffee table in the den since “Even a blind dog can find an Oreo now and then.”  (He was speaking both figuratively and literally; as well-behaved and blind as she is, I suspect that Tyra, when provided with a bag of Oreos just barely within her reach and a full 12 hour day within which to work on it, would figure out a way to reach the tantalizing treats.)

In the process of returning the Oreos back to their safe haven in the pantry, I also noticed the various canned food items arrayed on the shelves in the pantry, including the canned, French Style green beans.

Yucky!  From Print Shop Professional 2.0

Before I go any further, I have a confession to make – I truly hate most kinds of cooked vegetables.  Their unpleasant taste wrinkles my face in disgust just thinking about them.  It is the rare cooked vegetable that I come across that does not taste bitter to me.  (Salad stuff including various kinds of lettuce and tomato and carrots, etc. I do like.)  On the other hand, it is the rare chocolate flavored anything that I don’t like, and then it is usually because someone decided to taint the pure chocolate taste with coconut.  I have to force myself to eat the one, and restrain myself when it comes to the other.

computer files

But, if you’ll stop and think a minute, somewhere in my brain and nerve responses, I have filed away what chocolate tastes like and what green beans taste like.  Somehow, some way, it should be possible to switch the two files, just like you could in a computer, and place the “chocolate” taste under vegetables and the “vegetable” taste under chocolate.  Imagine a world where I could “indulge” myself on cooked carrots, cabbage and green beans, and consistently turn my nose up at Hershey’s, Reese’s and Oreos!


Just imagine the riches I could rake in by selling my secret to the rest of those in America who would also like to lose weight – why, I might even be able to challenge Bill Gates or Warren Buffet on the list of the top wealthiest individuals!   I might even get to star in an infomercial or two of my own, and what a hoot that would be.

Battling On

Bravely Battling On

Until that day, I will bravely battle on, counting out green beans singly as I place them on my plate in an attempt to make sure I eat the very minimum necessary to come close to the recommended daily requirements (I don’t have to be right up there; what else are multi-vitamins for?)

Have a great day everyone!


8 responses to “Of Green Beans and Chocolate

  1. I am in love with vegetables, but I don’t like the canned variety. I like fresh vegetables, yes even cooked, and I like frozen vegetables. The canned vegetables taste bitter to me also, and a little tinny. As I am in the middle of my own lifestyle change I have increased my intake of vegetables. I am exploring the taste and texture of the various greens and root vegies. I have to admit that I am loving it.
    As always I love your blog and look forward to reading it.

    • Thanks Lee! I’m glad you like vegetables. I’m just not there yet. I like the dark green Spring Mix lettuce and the different lettuces that show up in Field Green mixes, though. Kudos to you for your lifestyle change!


  2. Nancy, when I found your link on twitter I laughed, trying to figure out how you could connect green beans with chocolate. You did it very well!

    I love most veggies – the only ones that I can think of that I actually detest are lima beans and creamed corn. And chocolate, to me, should have been added to the basic food groups.

    Thanks for the brain exercise and the laugh.

    • Thanks Drusilla! After connecting urns and shotgun shells, chocolate and green beans were a cinch! I agree that chocolate should have been added to the basic food groups. 🙂


  3. I like vegetables Nancy but I am intrigued by your clever idea to “switch the two files, just like you could in a computer, and place the “chocolate” taste under vegetables and the “vegetable” taste under chocolate”. Until that technological marvel appears perhaps it might be easier to develop chocolate tasting vegetables! 🙂

  4. Don’t believe her! She doesn’t like “real” lettuce — just the iceberg stuff.

    • Unfortunately, that is not true – I love Spring Mix and Field Greens, too! It just took me a while (ie., after we all moved out of the house 🙂 )to discover them. Love you!


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