Friday, September 5, 2008

She Might Be Blonde


I wonder about The Girl sometimes.

The other night I made Italian Sausage & Rigatoni for supper.

Side Note: It was one of those Bertolli frozen dinners, which just FYI, are fabulous. They taste great, aren't too expensive and only take 10 minutes to cook. I prefer to make my own Italian dinners, b/c I am Italian and really don't feel like anyone can do as good as me, but the Bertolli ones are surprisingly good and on nights when I don't want to cook or need something quick, they're perfect. :End Side Note

We're gathered around the table doing Best/Worst (I'll do another post about that later) when The Girl makes a horrible face, swallows like it's killing her and gulps down half her water at once. MM and I look at each other and then back at her. She sets her glass down and picks something off her plate with her fork and holds it out for us to see. Then she says, "Mom these water chestnuts are awful! I think they're rotten or something."

I bit the inside of my lip for a second and then said, "TG, seriously? They probably don't taste like water chestnuts because they're chunks of garlic. Just a thought."

Her eyes get all big and she goes, "Oooh. Well, no wonder. I thought you were maybe trying to poison us."

MM said, "You know, TG, we're having Italian. Generally Italian food doesn't include water chestnuts."

At this point we're both trying not to laugh at her, but not succeeding too well. I mean, there's a big difference between water chestnuts and garlic, no? She just stuck her tongue out and went back to eating.

9 comments:

JenB said...

OMG, eww. I've chomped on big pieces of sliced garlic in my Chinese food before, and it's not an experience I like to repeat on a regular basis. Poor girl.

But, um, water chestnuts in Italian food...hmm...maybe you should try it! Could be a great Fusion dish. LOL

Gwen said...

So I'm in Seoul on business, in a nice traditional Korean restaurant with colleagues. On the table are what must have been a million little bowls of all kinds of bits and bobs. Everyone around the table is using their chopsticks to pick up a morsel here, a morsel there and popping them in their mouths.

I recognize most of the items, but there were a few that looked mysterious. One little bowl held these white, nut-looking things. I asked my table mate what they were and he said "garlic". Whole cloves of garlic being eaten like they were almonds or something.

It took me two months after my 10-days there to get the smell of garlic out of my system. EVERYTHING there is STEEPED in the stuff.

The food is quite marvelous, by the way. LOVE japchae.

Tracy said...

well at least she kept eating. My kids would have just not eaten. Little buggers!

Lori said...

LOL - poor little thing. Sometimes I wonder at how similarly we do things. We've talked about that before... Sounds like your 'Best/Worst' is just like our 'High/Low', which the kids' friends adore when they eat over. We all go around the table and share our high and low points of the day. We've been doing it for about 10 years now. It's a great way for us to keep in touch with the kdis, and vice-versa.

Holly said...

Lori,
Yep, that's exactly it. The kids' friends love it, and funnily enough, so do MM's family. Especially his BIL. Whenever they eat over he always asks, "Do you still do that best/worst thing? Is it my turn yet?" haha

Gwen
Love japchae, but I had no idea they were so big on garlic. Crazy.

JenB,
Maybe not. LOL

Tracy,
I suppose I should be grateful for that much, at least.

Sunshine said...

OMG she cracks me up!

Sunshine said...

what is this high/low thing sounds like fun

Mark said...

That's pretty damn funny.

Dev said...

Kiddo and I do best/worst. Although, she's 16 now and kind of rolls her eyes when I start, but she still humors me.

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