There's a certain someone in my family who doesn't like it when I write blog posts about him - so let's just call him...uh...Mr. Delusional (and that's oh so fitting for this post)
Mr. Delusional is a little picky with things. For example - he doesn't like left-overs. At first, I thought that he was just being a big whiny baby - but after spending some time with Mr. Delusional's mother, I realized it's because she'll make a giant batch of food and then the family will eat from that food until it's gone. Yeah. So, growing up like that, I can see where Mr. Delusional's loathing for leftovers comes from. So now, I either make smaller meals without planning for left overs - or make a large meal and freeze the left overs for eating at another time (ps - Do NOT make Mr. Delusional aware of this time and sanity saving trick of mine!!)
I think that the meal-of-the-week thing is the same reason why my husband doesn't like certain pastas. If he sees a macaroni shaped noodle - he will not eat it. But this is where our argument comes to a head...
You see - Mr. Delusional thinks that each pasta shape is made from a different recipe -- as if the ingredients somehow affect the shape of it. One day, I'd planned on making cannelloni -- but realized I didn't have any cannelloni noodles - so I made large stuffed shells instead. He thinks it tastes different. He thinks that spaghetti has a different flavour than linguini.
No amount of evidence has convinced him yet.
Yesterday - I wasn't feeling well, so made a simple supper...A nice baked talapia with some cellentani noodles tossed with a garlic butter. But -- he didn't like the "taste" of those noodles. I guarantee you that if I had made it with a vermicelli or linguini, he'd have chowed it down.
I've even showed him this video and he still doesn't get it. Why are men so stubborn??
3 days ago