tonight we met for the very first time. i was expecting a beautiful thing. i cooked you just as the directions on the bag said--i even added the "optional" butter. i set you up for success by topping you with a colorful feast of red & yellow peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, onions and a tiny bit of garlic. to ensure our "happily ever after" i splashed a dash of soy sauce to boot. the stage was set as you steamed in the pot--you knew i was coming off of a difficult break up with my old beau, white rice and my occasional weekend fling with his crazy cousin, fried rice... and i wasn't looking for anything serious.
but alas, we didn't have the best start... i was mildly disappointed. i'm still interpreting your earthiness--a quality i usually like in a mate. and although i didn't LOVE the pleasure of your company, i think your unwritten message may have been to eat less of it anyway--whether it was because you were so filling or because we just didn't "hit it off"
we will meet again--at least one more time. i'm not giving up on "us". its not you, its me.... i just need a little time.