Hi Honey! It's National Honey Month!

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Me neither. But when I think of honey, I think all the way back to Kindergarten. I can indeed remember that far back in my history, mostly because I was such a picky eater. So honey for me doesn’t bring memories of a sweet addition to tea or toast, it’s a reminder of how much of a former picky eater that I am.

You see, while everyone else had their staple of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I decided that I didn’t like jelly. You should know that I never even tried jelly, but decided that I didn’t like it. So, as a substitute and knowing how much of a sweet tooth I have, my parents swapped in honey.

Most people I know talk about their ham and cheese sandwiches or even peanut butter and fluff, but I decided that I didn’t like either of those things either, without having tried them. So I continued on my journey as a picky eater.

My sister and I would only eat steak if there was parmesan cheese all over it. You read that correctly. Parmesan cheese on filet mignon. Eventually, I weaned myself off the cheese and steak, but on occasion I’ll crave a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese on a bite of steak.

Another trick that my parents had up their sleeve came to “re-naming” certain seafood. Any guesses to what funny French fries may be? No? Well, they’re actually fried clams.  And now, fried clams happen to be one of my favorite sea foods after scallops and lobster, of course.

For a girl who used to have to be tricked into eating certain foods or have her foods doctored up to please my palate, I certainly have come a long way from the girl who only liked peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Do you enjoy honey? Were you a picky eater? I would love to know if your parents had any tricks up their sleeves to get you to eat outside of your comfort zone.

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