I asked y’all what kinds of posts I should write, and a lot of you said that you wanted to see more cooking posts, particularly healthifying recipes. But let me tell you why I haven’t brought myself to do that just yet.
You see, we have had a dear family member (who will remain nameless, but you know I love you) over for dinner many times, and this person never finishes his/her plate. S/he claims that it will be finished later if allowed to take it home in a to-go container. I thought nothing of it because I do tend to dole out large portions, although it’s never more than I have on my plate (I just like to eat).
So Michael and I were joking about how this person always says they’re full when we know they just don’t like my cooking but would never admit to it, and lo and behold, that very night s/he did the same thing, confirming our suspicion!
So then we had my friend from high school, Shane, over for dinner. And what did he do but the exact same thing! He very slowly ate half of his plate in more time than it took me to wolf down my entire plate. Then he asked for a doggie bag to take the rest for lunch the next day. He claims that he really did eat it for lunch, but it’s all very suspect to me.
All that to say, I seriously doubt the accuracy of my husband’s claims that I’m a good cook, and I even doubt my own ability in the determination of such a claim. Perhaps I try too hard to healthify things to the detriment of taste. Perhaps I’ve trained mine and Michael’s tastebuds toward a certain taste that isn’t as palatable to the general public. Whatever the case, perhaps I should just lay off the healthifying when company is over.