Today I tried to venture out and try something new. The other day we bought some stuffed jalapeno peppers from HEB. As usual HEB has a way to make all food that they cook and prep look really good, so I grabbed some and promised my husband I would try them.
I got so excited as the peppers were cooking because they smelled amazing. As I pulled out the peppers they made a certain sizzle noise that told my taste buds that they were going to enjoy this.
I placed four jalapeno peppers with a squirt of delicious ranch (my favorite) onto my plate. I sat down with my husband and cut a nice sized piece and excitedly placed it in my mouth. The flavor was great, the deliciousness of the bacon and the crunch was amazing... but wait... wait for it... here it comes... the SPICINESS HIT MY TASTE BUDS. I had to toss my plate and make a run for the spice cabinet.
I had to grab the sugar and relieve my taste buds of the heat. My husband swore I must have gotten a 'bad piece' and that I should try them again. He then told me that I just needed to 'toughen up' and get through the spice. I just don't find it enjoyable to have my poor taste buds burn while I am eating any type of food. Why do people put themselves through this pain?
SN- I did try another pepper and it was not spicy at all, but the next one I tried was spicy.
Let me know, do your taste buds enjoy the spiciness of food or do you prefer to keep your food enjoyable like I do?
Written by: Aimee Fauci