Recently while at the grocery store, I picked up a couple cans of Spaghetti-Os because they were on sale and I had a good coupon, so they were very inexpensive. They were the kind that were all the little letters of the alphabet and I thought the kids would get a kick out of them. So one day for lunch, I thought of those to go with the one leftover grilled hotdog chopped up in a can of beans. So I heated them up and passed them around and I got the response I was looking for when the kids noticed the teeny-tiny letters: squeals of delight. "I see a K, I see an M, I see a B!" and on and on.
Then after a while, Catherine said, "Mommy, I like the letters, but this doesn't taste very good." I hadn't eaten any yet, so I did, and she was right! They were very bland, not at all like what I remember the one time I had them when I was babysitting long, long ago. Our kids are used to eating whatever we eat, so they have been exposed to a lot of different herbs and spices and flavors.
I think I will have to doctor up that other can (cilantro, anyone? basil? oregano? thyme? anything?).