My hubby is resistant to try new things. He is pretty much a meat and potatoes man. When I try to make something different that we don't normally have, he turns his nose up at it and develops a bias against it before he's even tried it.
I bought a party-sized pan of Stouffer's chicken enchiladas with rice for supper tonight. It took over an hour to bake in the oven. I dished some out, tasted it and it's good! He came into the kitchen and looked at the pan and said,
"what the hell is this stuff?" as he tried to scoop one out with his fork and it was falling all apart.
I told him, "they are chicken enchiladas with cheese and rice on the bottom...it's really good and you need to dish it out with the big spoon."
He says, "I don't know if I am going to like this crap. I don't really like Mexican food,"
which is not true because we eat at Burrito Loco in town often. But, he usually gets his standard soft-shell beef taco dinner or a beef and bean burrito or occasionally, tamales.
I got the big spoon to dish one out properly for him and put it on his plate. I was about to add another and he stopped me and said,
"let's just see how I like this one before taking more."
He is now in there getting is second one. I bet he eats the remaining two, also.