The Indian food was great and I got my favorite dish, chicken makhani, Keith got the beef josh, and we got some naan (flat bread) to split.
|The sauce on the left (greenish) is the beef josh; the one on the right (orangish) is the chicken makhani.|
That led me to think further about this and I realized (and I'm not sure she knows this) but she is the reason I've had a couple of other food firsts.
When I was there for her daughter (my goddaughter), Sierra's baptism, Becky and Corey took me and Mary (Corey's sister and Sierra's other godmother) out to a sushi restaurant for dinner. That was also a fun and interesting first time experience for me. I remember someone (I think it was Becky) telling me that sushi is one of those things you don't want every day, but once you've had it, you'll someday down the road find yourself craving it. She was right, because it was a while before I went out for sushi, again, but then the craving hit and now I love it. It's still not something I want to eat every day, but every couple/few months I find myself wanting it now. Here's a pic of some sushi rolls I had last fall in Baltimore.
|at Ra Sushi in Baltimore|
Another time I was there for work, we went to a tapas restaurant. Be careful when you tell someone you went to a tapas place for dinner, because it often comes across sounding like you went to a topless place for dinner. There's a pretty big difference. Anyway, we went there with Sierra (she was so little back then!!) and for some reason I remember that was the first time I had bacon-wrapped dates that were stuffed with some kind of cheese (feta, gorgonzola, or goat, maybe??) and they were delicious, even though I am typically not a fan of foods wrapped in bacon. The only other one I can think of that I like is the 'lil smokies with bacon.
But I digress... the point isn't really the food. It's the memories that they can trigger. I had a lot of great times with Becky over some really great (and sometimes new) food and hope to have many more. And I can credit her with broadening my horizons to try new things in my life - so, thanks Becky!
What foods trigger memories for you?
Has someone in your life helped broaden your horizons (food or otherwise)?