Tuesday, 6 October 2009

nutrition fail

I'm not a gourmet cook by any stretch of the imagination, but I like to use new recipes and try to serve good stuff that everyone will tuck into at supper-time. This means I usually try to have several different styles of the same approved-of meal (meatloaf? I have seven recipes) so that time constraints and differing ingredients won't slow me down.

A good idea - however this can make for some strange combinations when the pantry is low!
Oh well.
As long as it isn't too spicy, I can generally get away without a bunch of 'Oh, Mom's (dratted people that don't like indian food as much as my daughter and I do....)

Sunday was Cass's birthday, and for his birthday supper he decided he wanted bacon cheeseburgers. Which isn't something I think I've ever really cooked for the kids, but I was game. Birthday boy and all that. Birthday cholesterol doesn't count, right?

I suggested sides. 'Rosemary potatoes? Salad? Broccoli? (heh.)

He pulled a face. 'No, I really just want the burgers. You know, those ones you do with the grated onion and the little blobs of ketchup and mustard on top? With those big hamburger buns? I'd like those with cheddar cheese and some bacon on them too.'

I never grate onion. I know I would remember if I ever grated onion. I stared at him, thinking, running different meals and cuisines through my mind. 'Honey, did you eat those at one of your friends' houses? I don't think that was me.'

Cass blinked. 'No, you did. It was when I was getting over that cold, remember? And I was just starting to feel better, and you made cheeseburgers and they were the best thing ever....'

So much for nutrition, and home-made meals, and mom of the year awards.

I started to grin. 'Nope. Your father brought those home from McDonald's.'

12 comments:

Mary G said...

You know, every once in a while I sneak away to macDonalds and indulge in a cheeseburger. I just love them. I try hard not to let anyone see me.
The child is obviously destined for a life of sin.
Love it!

Stomper Girl said...

So, wait. Your man went to McDonalds, bought home the goods and then presented it as home cooking? Impressed. I've only ever eaten their stuff straight from the packaging.

May-B said...

That is made of awesome. Your kid and I are on the same page.

Jen on the Edge said...

Funny!

Chantal said...

LOL he thought you made that. I think you are doing great! The fact that he doesn't recognise a McD's burger at his age is amazing! Mine would spot it a mile away. :)

Spanglish said...

LOVE this story.

Debbie Rodgers said...

Made me laugh out loud. I hope your burgers are as good as the ones he remembers...

Loth said...

Do not, under any circumstances, try to make your own version of the bacon cheeseburger at home now. It will only crush your soul when your lovingly prepared from fresh ingredients meal is declared to be not as good as McDonalds. Not that my children have ever done that to me, you understand

Angela said...

Hilarious!

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY CASS!!

(word verification work is: blesses)

Sweet Coalminer said...

That's a keeper. Cory still remembers how mad his mom got when he was little and someone asked him what his mom made that was really really good - his favorite thing - and he said Hamburger Helper.

Isabelle said...

At least you can remind him of this for years to come, and then tell his children as well. Revenge.

My float said...

And to think of all the time and effort we put into making them nutritious food. I get trumped by McDonalds too...every time!!