Everyone's tastes change as they get older. When I was a kid I loved Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. So much that I used to make Triple-Decker PB&Js! Sometimes I'd go crazy and make a Quadruple-Decker!!! Today I can hardly stand the stuff. I still make them in a pinch. But by the time I'm on the last quarter sandwich I literally start to gag. I need a lot of milk to get it down.
I realized how my tastes are changing as I age while I made a tuna sandwich the other day.
Sidebar: How does Mike make a tuna sandwich? Glad you asked.
To start, I like white albacore tuna. In water please, no oil. You can use what ever you like. Pictured, I have one can of tuna, one celery stick, chopped, and about two table spoons of mayo. Finally some salt and pepper to finish it up.
I don't think there is a need to measure. Mayo for example, just feel the tuna get soft as you add it in a bit at a time.
Speaking of mayo, I use the real deal - no "light" knock-off for me. I say, if you're going to risk the mercury, may as well have real mayo to go with it.
I drain the tuna and press with fork in a colander before I mix all this up to remove the water. Why? I don't know. I was shown this way by a chef while working in a restaurant on Long Island. It is a long-standing habit.
Bread has to be whole wheat for me. Toasted and buttered. Not too much of either.
Put it together with some lettuce and tomato slices, and I have a snack I can finish without gagging.
As I was saying tastes change.
Back when I was in middle school a neighbor had a Toyota Supra. For the longest time I always wanted one. I swore to myself I'd buy one when I could. While in college I drooled over the last model imported to the US. A bright yellow one was always teasing me from the student parking lot at RIT. Some go to college with a bit more coin than others! But I digress.
Now that I can afford a nice car, I drive a Volvo s40. I find it interesting that, using the 89 Supra for comparison, both of these cars have the same horsepower. The one I have seats 4 comfortably and doesn't hurt the kidneys on long drives.
I notice lots about myself changing as I get older. One of them is the set of things that I get excited about - otherwise known as my tastes.
What about you, how are your tastes changing?
Oh, and in case you're worried about me, I may not have a supra but I still have a fun toy.