Written for the 30-day creative writing challenge hosted by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. It is day 28 of the writing challenge and those who are still standing will be weighing in with today's prompt, the turning point. Check out the Linky at WWFC to turn on to some great writing.
Today's prompt is the turning point. That should be an easy topic to write on, right? We've all had at least one, and probably many smaller, less significant ones. So what is a turning point? I found this definition: When an action or an event takes a turn for the better or for the worse, or changes direction. This could mean getting or losing a job, getting married or divorced, moving out or moving in, among other things.
|Dinner at Waltz|
So I entered adulthood still thinking Mexican food came from Taco Bell, and wouldn't dream of eating Chinese, Japanese, Indian, (real) Mexican, German, or any of the other cuisines I now enjoy.
Then, when I was in my mid 20s, enter my boyfriend, who is now my husband. He liked all these things and more, and wanted more than just meat and potatoes. He took me to a Mexican restaurant called Casa Galliardo's, and that was the beginning of my conversion.
Before that going out meant seafood or steak. With my newly discovered taste buds, I even became more experimental with seafood, and pretty much if it swims, I'll at least try it. Well done steak - forget it! I've eaten crawfish and alligator, and tasted kangaroo and ostrich. I found I like spicy foods too...who knew? Indian and Thai, bring it on. Jerk and Cajun, yum! Our most recent discovery is a lovely little authentic Greek restaurant.
That was definitely was a major turning point which has made for some really delicious meals. We like to say that we vacation for food because we like to check out all the local specialties. So I say thank you to my husband for broadening my culinary horizons.
|Waltz Seafood at John's Pass|