Tuesday, June 12, 2012

If Only I Had Listened

If I could live my life over, I would--wait a minute. Just hold it right there.

I'm not going to get all philosophical or "if I could go back and change things" wistful or weepy; I'm just going to state a simple fact.

I wish I'd listened to my husband sooner.

There. I said it.

I have to give him credit for finally persuading me to try almond milk.

As far back as I can remember, I've thought milk tasted sour. Chocolate milk is only slightly more palatable. Cooking with milk is fine, and I like many other dairy products. I just don't like milk.

A while back, I bought some coconut milk, thinking it might be the answer. Unfortunately, it seemed very watery to me, so I wasn't crazy about it. My husband, on the other hand, really liked it, so we bought that for a while.

Then I decided to buy a carton of almond milk. Again, he liked it, but I still wasn't sure. Instead, I continued my custom of adding small amounts of regular milk to my granola. One day, I fixed a bowl of granola before remembering we didn't have any regular milk, so I tried the almond milk. After all, my husband had been trying to get me to try it, so I figured I had to at that point.

It was good.

I still haven't cooked with almond milk, but I've had instant breakfasts made with it. (Yes, I know the dry mix contains dairy milk, but I don't notice that.)

So, the point to all this?

I wish I'd listened to my husband and tried almond milk sooner.

Is there a product you wish you'd tried sooner?

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This post is a response to this week's GBE 2 writing prompt, "If I Had My Life to Live Over..."

4 comments:

Word Nerd said...

I LOVE almond milk. I wish it wasn't so pricey, but it's really delicious. I like regular milk, too, but almond milk is fabulous (and healthy!).

I wish I'd tried YogaToes long before I did. I'd had pretty significant foot pain and after giving them a go, it fully disappeared! I blogged about them right here.

Henri B. said...

I didn't drink almond milk but I made cornbread with it and put it on my corn pops. I thought it was very good but something about the way it looks made it so I just couldn't drink it straight. Beyond that I'm used to eating suspiciously ugly food - I'm from Louisiana :)

Eliza Wynn said...

Now there's a coconut/almond blend. I might have to try that someday.

YogaToes look interesting.

Eliza Wynn said...

Henri - Maybe it was too frothy to appeal to you after you shook it up.