Try Anything Once
When it comes to food, everyone has their preferences. Here they are proud of their food and it is really good. They eat food such as gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish, rice etc… I didn’t grow up eating these things but I like them. Most tell me that the types of food I am used to doesn’t have much flavor. I think it has flavor, it is just different. I just moved from Dallas and what was popular there was Mexican and BBQ.
So the other day AJ, Dale, the boys and I went to a Mexican food. I had to explain to them what some of the foods were. It was fun to be in my element a little more and see them try new foods. The kids didn’t even want to try most of it but they did with some coaching. They liked it all. Even AJ & Dale enjoyed their food.
So tonight, I decided to make chicken and dumplings “Yankee” style as they put it. So we will see if they enjoy the cooking. I used my recipe but I tried my old roommate mom’s key to dumplings. So it will be a first for everyone.
I say all of this because in the past I was a picky eater and I wouldn’t try anything new. I remember that all changed when I went on a cruise and they told me try snail. So I did and I liked it. Ever since then, I haven’t been scared to try any foods.
The other day I talked about fear. Most people that wont try foods because they fear they don’t like it. Opening your mind can be frightening because by definition it’s unknown. This unfamiliarity is a threat, a threat of danger to our minds. The benefits to trying new things requires courage, opens you up to liking new things, keeps you from being bored, and helps you to grow. Trying new things (more than just foods) forces a person to challenge their beliefs and paves the way for self improvement.
When was the last time you tried something new?