I love my porridge, just like the 3 bears, I wake up every morning although I don’t go for a walk in the forest, I love a bowl of hot porridge, especially in the winter. I forget now how long I’ve been having it as breakfast food. It started about ten years ago when I was working night shifts. I would come home in the morning around 6:30 am and I would be tired and hungry. I wanted something that would stop the hunger but wouldn’t affect my sleep. Porridge was the answer.
And so it was, my daily love affair with this traditional Scottish breakfast followed by an easy-peel orange began. Over the years, all has been well, wake up, get up, eat porridge! That is until this week. I just don’t know what’s happened. On Monday I had my first spoonful of the week and…………… it tasted vile! I couldn’t eat anymore. It tasted as though the milk had gone sour, and it lingered on my taste buds. Strange thing was, my wife, sampled it and thought it was fine.
As the week progressed, so as the taste, but only so much. I can eat it now, but there is still a taint to it that I have never encountered before. I’ve bought new packets, the same make, but still, there is something unpleasant about the taste. It’s puzzling me as to what is happening here. My wife tries it and says it tastes fine to her. I wonder if anyone else has ever had a similar experience? Could there be a problem with my taste buds? Could it be caused by my medication? If anyone can help, I really would appreciate it.
Meantime, I have to plod on every morning, not enjoying my favourite meal of the day. I hope it gets back to tasting how it use to be otherwise I’m going to have a look at an alternative! I’m so glad this hasn’t happened to my mug of tea!
How to cook the perfect porridge.