I’ve noticed something over the last few months… and it shocks the hell out of me to say this but… I don’t really enjoy the taste of bacon anymore. WTF?!? And it really surprises me, because I don’t know where it came from! I’ve mentioned it to the guys at work, and other friends… do our tastes change as we get older? I think the answer is yes, but why now? Why bacon?
I first noticed at the start of the summer, when I was getting the kids every week for 3-4 days at a time. They always tend to get up ultra early, so I make sure that they have cereal available for breakfast. But I have always enjoyed making “Big Breakfast” so usually for one morning during every visit I would cook bacon and eggs, hash browns, toast, beans… Big Breakfast. Toward the end of the summer, I started to notice that I wasn’t enjoying the taste of bacon anymore. It wasn’t that the bacon had somehow changed. I had.
Now that the kids are back in school, I don’t see them as often as I did during the summer. I also haven’t bought bacon in well over a month… well, until Saturday because they were there. I cooked the pound of bacon with the intent on freezing some of it for sandwiches. That didn’t work. I had two pieces of it… the kids finished off the rest. And even those two pieces that I had, the only reason I finished them was because I had an egg and wanted something with it.
It’s not that I have anything against bacon. I know that it’s horrible for me, but that doesn’t stop me with anything else. I don’t mind cooking it. I like the smell of it. But when I put that piece in my mouth… It’s just not enjoyable. I’m fine if there’s a piece on a club sandwich, but I don’t seem to like eating bacon by itself anymore.
And I don’t know why.
If this is the start of a change in my tastes, I’m not looking forward to see what might be coming next. What if I wake up some morning and find that I don’t like steak anymore? Or turkey? Chocolate? Coke?!? Why couldn’t it be broccoli, or cauliflower…