Here's a conversation with my daughter 4 days ago, when I picked her up from class ...
Me: "What's that you're holding? Let me see."
Daughter (handing over container to me): "Spaghetti bolognese."
Me (sniffing the contents): "Oh? Where did you get it?"
Daughter: "We cooked it for our Home Economics class today and it tastes HORRIBLE!" (dramatically throws up hands in the air)
Me: "What do you mean horrible? Was it horrible to cook or horrible to eat?"
Daughter: "BOTH! The ingredients they gave us looked so ... UGH. And the spaghetti tasted so ... UGH!"
Me (laughing at the disgust on her face): "Which one of your classmates cooked the best?"
Daughter (bordering on shrieking): "No one! Everyone tasted everyone's and EVERYTHING TASTED THE SAME - BAD!"
Me: "Ahhh, so aren't you glad you don't have to eat this sort of ... erm ... stuff at home?" (sorry, couldn't resist)
Daughter (eyes opened so wide they are almost popping out): "Yes. YES! The spaghetti you make tastes so good. OMG, this (points at the container) is trash. Horrible!"
Me (grinning): "Good, I'm glad you know!" (sorry, couldn't resist again)
Daughter: "Just throw that thing away when we get home. Yuck."
And throw away I did, but not before snapping a photo. :)
"I am so gonna blog this," I thought to myself. Now having done that, can I just say, this will surely go down as one of my favourite posts? Tee hee!
And if you are a home cook who puts food on the table for others, day in and day out, this post is dedicated to you. :)
As I mentioned in my About Ju page, " ... the best way to get to know [my] food is by cooking it ... it makes for a more aware and discerning eater. It makes one understand the food and appreciate the cook."
Those last 3 words were written with you in mind, my dear kiddos. *wink*