Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Peas

The other day, my wife made chicken with this wonderful cream sauce. The cream sauce was the highlight as the chicken did not turn out as good as we had hoped. Don't get me wrong, my wife is an amazing cook, but she agreed it was lacking. Paired with the chicken entree was peas. Nothing fancy, just simple peas with a dash of salt. When the two were paired together, it made a great meal, very pleasing to the palate.

It got me to thinking about the importance of what is on the side, or better yet, what or who you surround yourself with. When we are with certain people, it tends to bring out new flavors in our lives. When paired with others, we find ourselves the side dish, helping the main course actualize their potential.

Personally, I enjoy the role of the side. When I see someone reach new potential, or accomplish a dream, it makes me come alive. How about you, do you like to be the main course or play the side dish?

8 comments:

Daniel said...

Main course vs. side dish. Hmmm. Depends on the situation I guess. At times I am the one with the experience and the understanding and I like to think that I am a meaty and delicious main course. At other times, I enjoy standing back and letting others take over, in which case, I enjoy the role of the humble pea.

Rob said...

I like to play both. It depends on who I'm around. I'm comfortable playing the main course, but I also enjoying being the side.

Brian Miller said...

daniel...meaty and delicious...things I never want to think about you again...

Vince Farrell said...

great question....I don't know if I can even answer it. I think I'm with Daniel. It depends on the situation.

Pass the roles.

BluNBlond said...

side dish for me, unless a main is needed and then I will step in if I'm comfortable with the situation. but I much prefer being the side dish.

Colette Amelia said...

depends on the main dish, depends on the energy...sometimes I don't even want to be on the menu!

Squirrel said...

side dish, altho I was the main dish in my twenties.

Brian Miller said...

@squirrel - lol

@collete - hmmm....food for thought

@vince - and the butter