Friday, March 21, 2008

Some Like it Hot

I know it’s not proper to talk about your marital difficulties with anyone besides your spouse, but there’s a chasm in me and Ryan’s relationship that I simply must discuss.

I like peppers and he does not.

It’s not that I like peppers… it’s that I LOVE peppers. Bell, habanero, poblano, pepperoncini… I love them all. I even enjoy the “pow” in Kung Pao chicken (even when the pow makes me cry). I like the texture of peppers, I like the taste, I like em’ raw, I like em’ cooked. How could a person that I love so dearly not share this passion? It is ludicrous.

Last night I made these fabulous Italian Sausage Sandwiches. I tried not to wince as Ryan sifted through the sautéed red and green bell peppers to get to the onions. It was like wearing socks with sandals—downright cheeky.

Still, I love the man. I’m actually crazy ‘bout him. Perhaps, if I can forgive him of this sin, he can forgive me when I put the dishes in the dishwasher without rinsing them first.

Do you like peppers? Hate them? What’s your favorite food?

9 comments:

Bart said...

Not really a fan. Though peppers can definitely make some excellent sauce. Koreans are all about red pepper paste, and I adapted!

Janssen said...

I love fresh bell peppers, but I loathe them cooked. They get all slimey and gross. I'd have been right there with Ryan, picking them out and grimacing.

Jessie said...

I hate peppers and onions. Jay and I share the onion hate, but I think he likes peppers. I was never one for hot, spicy foods.

Heather & Trevor said...

I LOVE Bell peppers! I like spicy food and lots of it! We love Indian, Thai, and Mexican as much as we can get. I'm sorry that Ryan doesn't share your love for them. I think that happens alot in marriage right? I mean,.... you didn't hear that from me...... :)

Chris and Tara Mason said...

I have to say that I am with Ryan on this one (although I do like sauces flavored with some peppers)! I especially loathe bell peppers - if I had created the earth, they would not have made the cut!

Kristy said...

You know, I used to think I hated hot food, but then I started dating Jared and I actually TRIED hot food, and though I can't tolerate as much as he can, I LIKE it. My favorite food is chocolate and my favorite real food is cheese fondue with crusty bread.

Chris DeWald said...

I love peppers. They are fantastic. They have enough flavor to eat them by themselves, and they can be dipped in all kinds of things. They are good for you too!

Dion hates them though. I have trained him well though never to say that in front of the kids. They therefore also think that they are wonderful. Jonathan especially. One of his favorite things to do is to dip them in Hummus (another thing that Daddy is not allowed to tell them he hates!). Nicholas loves it all too!

Nicole Coles said...

I'm like you, I just love peppers!! Luckily my husband likes them too, fajitas are one of our favorite meals and they just wouldn't be the same without peppers!

brenley said...

love, love, love peppers! justin likes the spicier ones but we both love them.

oh, and i realized something just now - in comms class i was talking about justin huh - that's who you meant - i'm a loser, i thought when you said jason you meant this other kid i dated before justin...my pregnant brain is going crazy these days! sorry to confuse:D so yes, i am glad things worked out with my justin:D