Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Good Taste

Since reading a post by the recently retired and fabulous at fifty Becky at the Butler's Wife, I have been pondering aging issues. While I am not quite at 50 yet (but hovering dangerously close), it does seem like I am changing in several areas of my life. I'm not even going to touch the obvious physical body changes - no sir, I'm not going there. But one thing I have noticed is how my taste buds are changing. For instance, I have been a life long member of the I Hate Onions Club. I have always hated onions and wouldn't eat anything containing an onion if my life depended on it. All of the sudden I am craving grilled onions! I can't get enough of them. It all started at a church potluck and I walked by the kitchen window that was displaying a huge plate of grilled onions. The aroma caught my attention first. They just smelled heavenly. I made sure no one was looking and popped one into my mouth. Grilled onions, where have you been all my life? You are amazing in your buttery, smooth, mild flavor. I am hooked forever!
Another taste bud upheaval has been for fish. I have never been a fan of fish, except for the fish sticks they served every Friday in elementary school. But now, grilled salmon and halibut are something I really enjoy.
I have also been a huge chocolate craving freak all my life. Suddenly chocolate is well, okay. Not great. Not awesome. Not if-I-don't-have-a-piece-of-chocolate-I'm-going-to-tear-your-head-off kind of thing. These days I tend to prefer salty snacks. Popcorn is my latest fad. Weird huh?
I don't know about all of this. It kind of seems like maturity might be at least offering a healthier alternative in my life. I'll be waiting to hear from all you other "mature" ladies to tell me if this is normal or maybe I'm morphing into an alien creature whom no one will recognize!

11 comments:

Becky said...

That's it! Is the Give Up Chocolate For Grilled Onions Diet. And I too can lose 4 1/2 pounds in one week. Kirstie Alley has no clue what the real world is up to does she??

Hehehe

Becky said...

Oh, and thanks for the plug, and the "fabulous at fifty" I believe you said. Woo Hoo. I feel better already.

Just Me said...

I don't know if turning 50 changed my taste buds...but it definitely changed my taste in clothes and decorating! I'm alot more adventursome than I used to be. Just today I went with hubby to pick our new taps and light fixture for the bathroom. He headed over to the old fashioned ones that I would have normally picked - but I picked out some very modern ones, with straight lines. He just looked at me, like " WHO are YOU??"..but then just said "are you sure"...i said 'YUP!' I want something modern...Nuff said. YUP! Being 50 hasn't changed my taste buds..but my other tastes, definitely have changed! I love it!

Just Mom said...

Enjoyed your post.

I'm not quite 40 yet, but I've already noticed I don't crave chocolate as much as I once did (although I do still enjoy a really good chocolate dessert).

Thanks for visiting my blog. It was good to "meet" you.

~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory said...

I have never liked raw onions, but cooked or grilled onions I like - especially in fajias. If my taste would change I reguest to not like Mt. Dew anymore. Everytime I have one I wonder if this will be the day it has no appeal to me. I'm still waiting lol!

Mishel said...

This post made me smile. : ) I am on a popcorn kick too! And for most of my life I have hated tomatoes, but in the last few years I have grown to love them! Crazy! LOL

Corrie said...

I could eat onions like apples...and I love them grilled too! It's funny that your tastebuds are changing though...it's always something, huh?

lamplight designs said...

My taste buds have definitely changed...used to, I could eat a whole loaf of bread and an order of fries without batting an eyelash. Nowadays, I'd prefer a plate of broccoli! A lifelong broccoli hater...go figure.

Thank you for your comment on my purse on my blog! Blogger hasn't been notifying me of my comments, I need to fix that. I really need to get to work on a pattern for it...it looks like it'd be a hit.

Funnily enough, I'm a church secretary and married to a PK.

Becky said...

You have absolutely no idea what a faithful friend I have been :) Really. Every time I tune into your blog it takes about 4 solid minutes for your page to load. I don't know why. It doesn't happen with anyone else's. It just opens and freezes while the computer grinds and groans.

So I click in and then walk away to get a drink, do a load of laundry, paint a room, you know, the usual.

Well ... here is the fun part. We got a new computer yesterday. Whew! You just fly in and land now. It is wuuuuunderfuuuuul.

Post, baby! Post!!!!

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Oh, Good - I AM still young! (Of course, I am gaining weight from all the chocolate - DARN!) I am with you on the grilled onions, though....

Amy said...

I had to laugh because I was just telling my mom today how I used to think vanilla ice cream was for old people and now that sounds so good! And I have always hated cheese, but one day I asked my kids to bring me a piece and they all laughed. I said I was serious and they watched me eat it and ask for more. They asked, "Who is this woman and what have you done with my mother?" I'm 42 now so I guess I've started over that hill! Hope there is some string cheese at the bottom!