Do you ever find yourself at work, not even close to lunch hour, but starving even after having a well-balanced breakfast? This happens to me all the time. I always bring some kind of snack to work to hold me over until lunch. It’s usually some kind of granola bar, nut mix, or muffin.
Being with D-, I have been trying many different foods, and being the foodie that I am, I enjoyed every moment of it! I love that he has the same joy for food that I do. I’ve been enjoying much Taiwanese food, Korean food, and even foods that I haven’t enjoyed before. Going on these food adventures made me realize just how much your palette changes as you get older. When I was younger, I wouldn’t even touch any kind of salad. I can now say that I would gladly have salad for a meal. I also enjoy tea more now that I consistently have jasmine tea placed in front of me when I eat Chinese food. I wouldn’t have touched it when I was younger. I would always ask for 7UP instead.
I wanted to make these muffins for my first trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving, but I can’t take food on the airplane, so I just settled for having them for breakfast before my trip. I was half expecting them to taste really sweet, like the chocolate muffins you get at Costco. I was very wrong. It was a more subtle taste of chocolate and the surprise of chocolate chunks on the inside. I kind of wished I used more chocolate chunks, because the burst of chocolate is a wonderful thing.
Since it’s fall, and nothing says fall like pumpkins, I decided to make something out of pumpkins. I used to hate eating anything with pumpkin in it, just because the taste was so foreign to me. Then one holiday dinner, many years ago, I decided to give pumpkin pie another try. I had it with Cool Whip, and loved it. That just goes to show that you might like something that you used to hate.