Good morning Everyone!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
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!