Six months ago, if you would have bet me $100 that the picture below was taken in our kitchen AND that it was because of Chelsea, I would have taken your money and laughed all the way to the bank.
Yes, this is from Wegmans Mediterranean olive bar, and if you look closely, there are four types of olives in there (can you name them? I can’t). In my opinion, olives are a love/hate type food, and for the longest time, Chelsea and I both hated them. I developed a taste for them after having black olives on pizza a few times. After that I had to try every olive I managed to encounter. But Chelsea? No thanks. I started buying olives in the can/jar and eating them with meals or as a snack, and I continually offered them to Chels, but again – no thanks. After a few months of my insistence that she try them, Chelsea finally gave it. “I don’t like them, they are too bitter”. Well thanks for trying babe.
Fast forward a few months and put yourself in Wegmans next to the fabulous olive bar. I decided to give it one last crack, and took 2-4 olives of almost every variety they had. This was a win-win situation. I got to try many different olives, and hopefully Chelsea would as well. I would eat one, describe it, and then either recommend she try it, or skip it. So she tried bunch. In retrospect, I’m convinced she took it as a challenge. I picked the sweet/salty oil cured ones figuring that was the easiest transition for her – she was not impressed. But when I pick the very bitter flavorful ones she probably would not like at all – yes please.
We went grocery shopping today, and I filled up another container full of olives. The inspiration from my post came when Chelsea scavenged through the bags in the trunk just to find the one with the olives. And then she ate half of them in the car ride home. I have indeed created a monster.
So readers, do you like olives? What are your favorites?