I don’t like food. This subject came up again recently and I figured it would be a good topic. Don’t get me wrong with. I appreciate good food. I appreciate the time and talent it takes to create good food. I appreciate the social aspect of eating, but if I didn’t have to eat, I wouldn’t.
This may be a shock to the majority of people and I can see why. But I’ve been this way for most of my life. In fact, if my mom hadn’t packed me a lunch in college, I wouldn’t have eaten. It’s just not something that registers for me or that I necessarily enjoy. It’s one of those necessary evils in my opinion.
Now there are many reasons I would happily give up food. First off, it takes too much time. Between the preparation and eating alone, one could easily spend an hour and a half. Then adding clean up to that and there’s about two hours. Of course if you do something quick, i.e. something from a box, a bowl of cereal, a sandwich, the time involved changes. I understand that. Personally, that is what I do a lot of. But when you get into making things from scratch and stuff like that . . . well it takes time. Time that I would rather spend doing something else.
That’s probably the biggest reason I would do without food. Since I’ve been married, Hubby, who says he’s not a picky with food but really is, has helped me develop a greater appreciation for food. That still hasn’t changed my opinion of eating, however, if I had to choose between hiring a cook or a maid . . . I would now choose a cook. For me, that’s a step I’d say.
So I guess with this confession out of the way, I should ask what do you enjoy about eating? What is your favorite food? What is something you would suggest for me to try that might help me convince or help convince me that eating isn’t just a waste of time (minus the wonderful visiting aspect a good meal and company provides. :)?