Thursday, June 29, 2017

Please admire my restraint

You know what it's like. You spend ages shopping, preparing and cooking a meal for people and when you serve it one guest takes one mouthful and exclaims loudly, 'Yuck!'

You don't know what it's like? Lucky you. The people you mix with must be more polite than my acquaintances.

And the reason for the 'yuck'? Vegetables.

I'd made a sweet potato, spinach and chickpea bake with a touch of Moroccan spices and I can assure you it was very yummy. 

But that was one wasted bowlful. 'I never eat vegetables,' the person declared proudly. At which point there were loads of things I was inclined to say ... but didn't. Yes, you may admire my restraint.


S. J. Qualls said...

Great restraint there, Liz! I don't think it was a bad remark on your cooking, a good, PROPER guest, should have made an attempt and shut their mouth. I admit that I am not a big fan of spinach or chickpeas, but I would have eaten it.

Liz Hinds said...

Thank you, SJ. You'll be welcome at my table any day. There were very few chickpeas and not a lot of spinach. It was mostly onion and sweet potato.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Sounds delicious .
Please tell me the culprit was under five ... no one older could possibly be that rude .

Liz Hinds said...

'Fraid not, sonata.