I eat a lot of veggies. Preferably fresh. However, I eat a bag of frozen green beans at least four times a week for lunch and I love frozen carrots, corn or mixed veggies, too. I love my green beans with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar on them and a little sea salt, too. I can’t explain my love for frozen green beans! They are so good and good for you!
The other day, however, as I was walking by the canned vegetables, I got the hankering for canned carrots. Why? I am not sure because I truly am not a big fan of canned anything. Seriously, have you ever tried to eat canned asparagus? Mushy. Gross. Nasty with a big, fat "N!" But if I was forced to choose my favorite canned veggie, I would probably have to go with…you guessed it, green beans.
Tonight, I decided to try my can of carrots. After opening the can and dumping all the water out, I was surprised at how rubbery they looked. And I am not sure if it was my imagination or what, but I thought they had a peculiar odor to them. Not a foul, these-are-bad-carrots kind of smell, but just kind of funky, I guess. I cooked them on the stove instead of the microwave because I like to brown mine a little bit. In other words, cook them until they are starting to what I call lightly brown, while others may call it blackened or burnt. Weird, I know.
I spritzed them with a little I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray when they were done, let them cool a little bit and then dug in. The first few bites were okay, but not the best. Okay, they were horrible. Mushy. Tinny-tasting. Watery. Bland. Simply gross, to be completely honest. But somehow, I managed to finish them. Why? I am not sure. That was a waste of one WW point, that’s for sure. : )
I guess from now on, I will stick to my fresh or frozen veggies. Lesson learned. Tastebuds thankful.