My husband and I are a very interesting contrast when it comes to food preferences.
I mean, there are some things culinary-related that we agree upon unequivocally. A bread pudding done right is by far one of the best desserts ever, or that my mom’s banana bread recipe is the most amazing breakfast ever.
But then, there are just some areas where we will never agree. The chickpea debate will never result in a compromise; Luke just hates them. I will not touch bacon or sausage with a ten-foot pole, whereas Luke would gladly have them incorporated into every single meal. I hate most shellfish and will readily eat almost any fish, while Luke despises fish but will suck down shellfish like it’s his job. (We both do like lobster, crab and shrimp though.)
There are more examples, but I think you’re getting the picture; we have very different palates, which sometimes is nice (I don’t have to worry about him trying to sample my food at restaurants…I’m not so good at sharing sometimes), but other times can be incredibly frustrating when I’m trying to plan our meals.
Oh, I have two more for you that will lead me into this recipe. Another two things we diverge on: soup and spiciness.u00c2u00a0u00c2u00a0 I love, love, love soup; except for the cream based varieties.u00c2u00a0u00c2u00a0 They’re just too thick and rich and overwhelming, and after about two bites, I’m done. Can you guess Luke’s opinion on them? Yep, he loves them. And the only broth based soup he likes is chicken noodle. At least I know he’s human.
On the spiciness front, I am the biggest spicy scaredy-cat you’ll ever meet. Luke, on the other hand, can handle his heat. So when I had the idea of making him a spicy soup to try and break him of his no-veggie soup attitude, I thought it was genius.
He was slightly less convinced, but ate it, so I maintain that I won the battle. He did love the croutons though, and I made a bunch so he could snack on them as well.
Sorry for the delay of this post, by the way. u00c2u00a0There were some technical difficulties (that I’m still working through some of them) and I had to wait until the husband got home to help me fix them.
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