Have you ever really wanted to like something, but you just didn’t? Part of dating is finding out what someone’s ‘quirks’ are and deciding if you’re good with that particular kind of crazy. Things like weird fears, how they handle illness, or listening to parade music for fun.
When we were dating, Greg confessed that he hated Chinese food. (Gasp!) What he actually said was “I really want to like it…everyone always looks like they’re having so much fun when they eat it.” When I was pregnant, he was kind and went with me to Chinese restaurants. Being a lover of rice dishes like jambalaya, the fried rice began to grow on him. Then a young man from Cambodia that he worked with brought homemade egg rolls to share and my picky eating husband surprisingly tried them…and loved them.
Since then, he’s found a few dishes that he enjoys (beef and broccoli, for example) at restaurants. But he much prefers when I make Asian-inspired recipes at home, like this chicken teriyaki and sesame noodles.