I made the recipe from the magazine for dinner tonight: Mac 'N' Cheeseburger Casserole. Well, it was almost the recipe. I didn't have ground beef, so I used ground pork (cheaper and yummy!). I didn't have stewed tomatoes in a can, so I used spaghetti sauce. I didn't have celery, so I just skipped it entirely. Other than that, I followed the recipe. I popped it in the oven and went to pick up the twins from Emilie's (daycare). As we were thinking about leaving, I said "Who's hungry?". Both girls jumped up and down and said "Me! Me!" and they looked towards Emilie for their next meal. I said "We're not having dinner at Emilie's house, I made dinner". Groans and cries followed. I swear, when I cook, I cook well. Anyway..... here's the dinner conversation:
Bethie: THIS IS YUCKY! (food fired across the table)
Me: You've never had it before. Try it.
Bethie: NO! I DON'T WANT TO EAT THIS YUCKY FOOD!
Me: You eat this all the time at Emilie's house. It's the same! (Yup, I lie to my kids all the time)
Bethie: I WANT GREEN EGGS!
Me: I'm NOT making another meal!
Dan was feeding the baby. Maybe he let his shoulders drop. Maybe he broke eye contact first. I didn't see it, but Katie did. She went in for the kill.
Katie: I want a peanut butter sandwich.
And we lost. Again.
P.S. It was a really yummy meal. Dan had seconds and is taking the leftover for lunch.