Taco Bell and… Heartburn
I love Taco Bell. At least I used to love it.
I remember going to Taco Bell often… years ago. But, I haven’t been for a very long time. So, last night I took my special needs son out to his bowling club and then dinner while my husband took our little guy out for a Cub Scouts activity and dinner. We have a Taco Bell/KFC combination near us. He chose KFC (he LOVES chicken anything) and I chose Taco Bell, deciding to get a Beef Burrito Supreme.
With anticipation (from my memory of what they used to taste like), I took a bite.
First of all, they may as well have called it a refried bean burrito. Most of it was refried beans. Evidently, this location uses the seasoned meat and sour cream as a condiment to be used very sparingly in the burrito. So, the combined flavor of the seasoned meat, tomatoes and sour cream that I used to love was greatly missing. But, secondly… evidently I can’t deal with food like that anymore. Last night I paid for my choice all night long with major heart burn. (Sigh)
So, today I am taking it easy on my stomach.
We live in a society where heartburn is prevalent for young and old alike. People pop medication like it’s going out of style. One of the “behavioral changes” that I read about when I looked up how to deal with heartburn without medication was to stay away from fat and spices. Uh huh. I’m sure there was fat in that burrito, but I grew up with spices and that wasn’t spicy at all. All I tasted through most of it was bland refried beans mixed with lettuce, tomatoes, a smidge of sour cream and finally… during the last two bites, some seasoned meat. The burrito wasn’t worth the misery it caused afterwards. (So, if the family chooses taco Bell again, perhaps I’ll opt for a chicken soft taco that just has chicken, lettuce and tomato.)
The next burrito I eat will be one of my homemade ones. I say it over and over again, but it’s so true. There’s nothing like homemade! My husband agrees. You know what’s in your food and you know how to season it to your own taste buds.