I had two childhood dislikes that I absolutely love now. Avocadoes and mushrooms. Mom would serve a half of an avocado stuffed with cream cheese. I would eat the cheese and leave the avocado. She would also slice them in salads and I picked them out but I did keep trying to see if I liked them. Now I love them. I usually will eat a half an avodaco a day...usually for lunch.
The same goes for mushrooms. I buy a container, sautee them up, and use them all week as a side or in omelets. But, as a child, I never dreamed I would be eating either of these things when I was old enough to choose my menus.
I didn't like broccoli, peppers, or onions as a child. My wonderful BIL was a fabulous cook, could make something out of nothing. He was Italian and used olive oil and garlic and made everything taste like Heaven. If he hadn't made what he did, I still couldn't deal w/ them. I still don't like peas, but then again I don't remember my BIL using them in a dish. lol!
I always loved asparagus and spinach, most of my friends thought I was crazy. They just tasted so good, still do.
God bless. Alice.