Been There, Done That

If this post looks familiar, it’s because I originally posted it a couple of months ago in response to another WordPress one-word prompt, “spicy.” My post was titled “Moderation In All Things.”

Today’s one-word prompt is “flavorful.” Now you know that I’m a busy man. I have things to do, places to go, people to see. In fact, my wife and I are going to an art museum today.

So, given that I already wrote a post that contains the word “flavorful,” I thought I’d take advantage of that previously published post, since it meets today’s one-word prompt. It’s a “been there, done that” situation.

So here it is. If you read this post the last time I published it, I give you permission to skip it this time.


hot peppers
People who know me describe me as a mild mannered man. I don’t know about my manners, but when it comes to food, mild is the operative word for me.

It’s not that I don’t add spices to my food. I do. I’ll add seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of ground pepper. Just enough to add some flavor to what I ingest.

I enjoy eating, and I like my food to be flavorful. But I don’t enjoy eating food that burns going in and burns coming out. I don’t like eating food that makes me sweat. I don’t like eating food that causes me to hop up, jump around, fan my mouth, mop my brow, and gulp down large quantities of cooling liquids.

In other words, I don’t like spicy food.

And that’s a problem in my family, where everyone else likes their food extra spicy. Cayenne pepper spicy. Jalapeño peppers spicy. Sriracha sauce spicy. So when it comes to meal preparation, my wife prepares our meals in two ways. One for me, which is relatively mild, and the other for her and our kids, with all of the really spicy stuff.

I think that just proves that even a mild mannered man can be loved.

6 thoughts on “Been There, Done That

  1. newepicauthor September 15, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I remember reading your old spicy post, however I still enjoyed having it as seconds.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong September 15, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    That’s pretty much where our family has landed the non-spicy food eater have perked up a bit and the hot eaters have toned down a lot. But I had bland food. I’d rather not eat at all.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong September 15, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Wow. WHAT a lot of typos! Period after eater. Capital on “The.” “Had” should be hate.
    Other than that, it’s perfect.

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