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I Don’t Enjoy Bacon Anymore…

Published October 10, 2011 - 8 Comments

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…