Before I met Dave, I never ate bacon.
I always thought, "Bacon and coffee. How can something smell so good and taste so bad??"
My dad was always a bacon and eggs man. And coffee. He had bacon and fried eggs for breakfast every chance he got. He and my mom drank copious amounts of coffee. I tried all of it and didn't like any of it. My mom used to tell my I'd change my mind about coffee when I was studying late nights in college. Never happened.
I didn't discover the joys of bacon until years after Dave and I started dating. I think it was a few years in to our marriage that I caught on.
As to eggs, I like eggs. But I've never liked them overeasy. Hardboiled (in any form - plain, on a salad, mixed in to egg salad for sandwiches), ScrambledVeryDry (when I was in the Army, I had enough nasty, wet scrambled eggs to last a lifetime), cooked in to pastries (that's the best use of an egg)...
Dave likes his eggs overeasy. Those type of eggs always grossed me out. The yolky part just seemed like uncooked egg to me.
I've always been one to try new things. Particularly with food! I watch a lot of the food channel and they keep talking about the "eggy goodness" of a fried egg, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Hell, I didn't like mustard until I was in my 20s, stationed in Germany!
Overeasy eggs are Delicious!!
I quickly became obsessed with them. I had a fried egg sandwich nearly every day for almost three months! I'd order them when we went out to breakfast. I tried them overmedium and overhard. I like overmedium best.
I'm liking this whole discover-(or even rediscover)-things-in-my-adulthood thing. Makes me feel like there's hope that I'll never be stuck in my ways and inflexible about my preferences.
Are there foods you hated as a kid and now you can't get enough of them? What about other things?
Like classical music? I never hated it, but I never really gave it a shot, either. I think I'll explore that next...
I still can't stand coffee, but overeasy eggs and bacon? mmmm.
All that wasted time, Ruth!