Today, Gigi defeated the Squash Monster again by frying it. Apparently, fried squash that has seasoning in it doesn’t taste too terrible. Maybe the issue with squash and me is that the taste, combined with the consistency of boiling it, has traditionally not been appealing to me. There are many foods I’ve tried over the years that were prepared differently, and the difference in preparation made all the difference in whether or not I liked the food.
Suffice it to say, then, that apparently frying certain vegetables that I don’t like renders them into something I do like- corn and squash alike have fit this bill. Carrots are still up in the air, though. I did make some pierogies yesterday and boiled carrots to add to them. Not liking carrots and squash makes me wonder if I have a problem in general with food that has yellow and orange color to it- is there some kind of vitamin or mineral in carrots and squash that I simply can’t stand?
But Gigi’s squash croquettes are the best version of it so far. Again, the carbs make the difference for me.
Also, tonight we had boiled potatoes and green beans in addition to the fried squash, along with sliced tomatoes and onions. It’s nice to have a meal that consists entirely of vegetables, to be quite honest. A big tradition in the south is to take what we call New Potatoes, which are just smaller versions of regular potatoes, and boil them, skin and all. A little salt and pepper added to these babies, and you’re set.
Of course, as I discovered, salt isn’t good for us- and so apparently the only way we can enjoy food is if we eat bland, tasteless food all the time that includes no meat, no sugar, and no carbohydrates. But personally, I think someone faced with that world would end up developing health problems due to depression.
Science, of course, isn’t something that’s as stable as some people like to imagine it- our health news is constantly updated and sometimes even conflicts with itself according to the source, and for the common Joe, it’s just too much effort to dig through all the countless sources and studies to confirm what is and isn’t accurate- and moreover, many times we wouldn’t even have access to the studies.
However, contrary to how Bapaw thinks, that doesn’t mean that we should simply ignore a warning about a particular food or diet- instead, we should proceed with caution. People become easily riled up when someone on the news says that “bananas are the devil,” and suddenly people are boycotting bananas and writing books entitled You, On a Banana-Less Diet and so on.
Such is the excitable nature of humans!
Anyway, to deal with my vitamin situation, I take Flintstone vitamins. Why not Centrum, you may ask? Well, I used to take Centrum, but for reasons unknown, I have a hard time swallowing pills, especially something as large as Centrum. So the chewable vitamin is my choice.
Do any of you take vitamins? I highly recommend them.