Once in a while I choose a horrible time to try new foods. This seemed like a perfect chance – the kids were all sitting in the living room quietly, waiting for me to bombard them with a plate of who-knows-what. Lauren was actually doing her homework, Emma was tired and practically falling asleep. The only eager and willing participant was Sam, who unsurprisingly was the only person to like these adorable little munchkin peppers. Just baby versions of the fully-grown orange, yellow and red peppers that you see in the store. If it weren’t for the seeds, which are a little harder to remove, I’d get these more often.
EMMA: [groans] This is peppers.
ME: Well, they’re not just regular peppers. Look at them, they’re called… they’re Baby Peppers.
SAM: Are they spicy?
ME: They’re babies. They’re not spicy.
ME: Who wants to try one?
SAM: I’ll try!
ME: You want to try a red one?
LAUREN: Which one are you going to try?
ME: Which one am I going to try? Maybe an orange one.
SAM: I’ll try a yellow one.
ME: Do you think that they’re going to taste like the regular?
ME: Let’s see…
EMMA: I’m not tasting one.
ME: Yeah, those are all of the seeds inside. It’s in a little pod. How cute!
LAUREN: I didn’t eat the bottom. [laughing]
ME: …eat around the seeds. What do you think?
ME: Did you get a bite of seeds?
SAM: The seeds look scary. (To his credit, the seeds in a baby bell pepper do look a little insect-like)5 comments