My husband and I have a hard time agreeing on food and drink. Why? We just like different things... makes for planning meals interesting though. He likes seafood, I pretty much don't. He likes dry, woodsy wines (that frankly taste like tires smell) and cocktails that make your chest hair grow, and I like fruity wines (that sometimes sparkle) and fun cocktails that lend themselves to brightly-colored garnishes and umbrellas.
Is it a good or a bad thing for a couple to have such different tastes in food and drink? Well, as far as beverages, I think it would be weird if he liked "girly" drinks so I'm definitely okay with there being a difference there. Besides, that means he won't be stealing sips of my carefully-selected, usually pricey beverages. The only problem is that when we go out to eat, and I order an expensive drink that I can't finish, he doesn't want to finish it either (what a waste)!
The food debate is just something we deal with. He was hoping that one of our sons would grow up to love seafood so that they could go out for that fare together. I'm okay with that. Any food that still looks too much like what it started out as (like whole baby calamari, shrimp, lobster, etc.) I cannot eat. Well, I can eat lobster tail if they take the shell away immediately, and I try to distract my brain from what I'm eating when I'm eating it.
What do we eat at home then? Chicken, beef, some fish (white fish that doesn't taste like fish and is usually breaded), pork (but we all know what pork does to everyone's aging gastrointestinal system...), pasta. There are options, don't get me wrong, but I guess differences in food preferences aren't a real "deal breaker" when it comes to relationships... clearly.
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!