Sunday, January 20, 2008

back to basics

I told the Sober Husband, as a treat, that he could select the dinner menu and recipes of his choice (winter squash risotto and a spinach salad were his choices). Five year-old Lola talked wistfully of what she would choose. "Pasta, but just pasta! No STUPID GARBAGE in it!"

I suspect this is a reaction to the farfalle with pan-seared radicchio I served the other day, which I personally felt was fabulous, but taste is so subjective. One person's gourmet radicchio is another's "stupid garbage."

6 comments:

hughman said...

critics can be so picky.

maybe just linguini with olive oil and cheese every night.

snowqueen said...

Having eaten my meals without complaint for 12 years, my younger daughter looked at her plate about a year ago and said 'can't you ever cook anything normal?'

Brown said...

radicchio: a steep and bitter climb for sensitive young palettes.

hughman said...

when i was a kid, radicchio was called broccolii. now, of course, i love it.

FENICLE said...

Stupid garbage is so descriptive though!!!

the Drunken Housewife said...

Dear Brown, the radicchio in question was caramelized and had cream & freshly grated parmesan added to it, so it had only a few hints of bitterness (and more tones of nuttiness & creaminess). Iris Uber Alles ate quite a bit.