I would never consider myself a picky eater. I like basically everything. There are a few exceptions. Those couple of things that make my pull a face of disgust. So, here is the thing. These select few items that for my entire life I have been so sure I hate...they are a shrinking. Crazy, I know.
I realized this yesterday. I was off work (yes, off work...Tarp is home from Costa Rica and I am relishing this time off...with lots and lots of naps...) so I went down to campus to have lunch with Nick. I was craving this pizza. This MUSHROOM pizza. My entire life mushrooms have been a mortal enemy. The slimy nature of them...the fact that they are a fungus...I just wasn't into it at all. Every now and again you could stuff a mushroom with some sort of heaven, then deep fry it, and I would try (who can deny deep fried heaven??). Usually the end result would be me eating the batter and stuffing, leaving the hollow shell of the mushroom. Disgusting.
Things changed when we went to the Mellow Mushroom back a month or two ago. Nick ordered this Magical Mystery Tour pizza (hold the jalapenos) and I got something...like the mighty meaty or something. Then his pizza came. It looked so...appealing. So I stole a bite. Just a bit to try it out. OH MY GOD. This is the best pizza I have ever had in my entire life. I have dreams about it. After this amazing mushroom pizza discovery I have decided to give the old fungi a second look. You know what I found...I LOVE them. On a hibachi grill...great. In Ravioli...heaven. As long as they aren't slimy, I am now all about the shroom.
This same thing happened with Strawberry's. I know you strawberry fans out there are looking at the screen in horror, but I just wasn't a fan. Those tiny seeds. Bla. The same with Kiwi. Tiny seeds. I don't like it. Well, imagine my surprise to learn one day over fresh strawberry shortcake (I used to just eat mine with some juice and whipped cream) that I, in fact LOVE strawberries. It took me even longer to give the kiwi a second look. Finally a couple of days ago Nick was eating one as a snack (the man loves kiwi) and made me take a bite. My eyes lit up with wonder. It was delicious!
So, what else am I missing?? The only things I can think of that are on my don't eat list is banana's (these will never ever ever ever come off the list. The smell...oh god..that terrible banana smell....) and olive's. Oh, and nasty catfish. Slimy bottom dwellers....yuck.