Moo Moo Buckaroo
Do you like milk?
I cannot figure out if I like milk or not. I have a sort of love/ hate relationship with milk. I am like a fickle lover when it comes to milk. It confuses me. It saddens me.
There are times when I CRAVE a cold glass of milk. When I make a pan of brownies or chocolate chip cookies---or warm chocolate cake. A glass of cold milk always sounds perfect with those things. There is even a cake called Tres Leches cake that is crazy delicious. Tres Leches literally means Three Milks. The cake is soaked in 3 different kinds of milk, you keep it in the fridge, serve it cold and it is to die for.
Then there are times when the thought of milk makes me sick to my stomach. Milk with a meal ( a non breakfast type meal) seems so disgusting to me. Warm milk---forget it. It reminds me of how the milk was when it came out of the cow's teet--all warm and body temperature and warm and gross and warm-BLECH!
I was raised to think that milk was the ultimate food. It is considered by some to be so healthy and good for us. I have since learned that cows are shot up with all sorts of hormones, antibiotics and other various weird potions and pills. I am sure some of that bovine drug therapy is not good for us humans. My mother never made me drink milk like some moms do, however one time (she must have been off her meds) she made me drink a small carton of chocolate milk that had gone bad and was warm. My mother is slightly mean when she decides to be. Needless to say, I still have issues with chocolate milk--but a chocolate milk shake does not bother me at all. I know in my rational mind that a chocolate milk shake is just frozen chocolate milk.
See why this confuses me so?
Another thing that really bothers me is milk type products that are not refrigerated in the grocery store. There are certain puddings that are just on a shelf by the cheese whiz. These things are DAIRY PRODUCTS. What in tarnation do they add to these things that make them OK to keep for months at room temperature? I am getting nauseated just thinking about these things.
I am all for the Dairy Farmers of America. I grew up in the midst of many dairys. I am all for milk in general, but I just cannot understand my milk neurosis.
Maybe becasue I was not breast fed? Maybe I have a self fulfilling prophecy about osteoporosis? What do you think?