A couple of years after my initial cooking woes, I was no longer working outside the home. We didn’t have any children yet, so I spent much of my time planning and preparing for my husband elaborate meals, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Even if I didn’t like a dish, he always ate it–except on two occasions.
The first came about because I was always looking for recipes that called for leftover ingredients. I had buttermilk and spinach in the fridge, and I couldn’t believe my luck when I found a recipe for Buttermilk Spinach soup. I happily whipped up the recipe and set it in front of my husband when he got home from work. He took one sip and then in all seriousness said, “I think I could finish it, but then I’d throw up.” Oh how I laughed and still laugh every time I think of that soup. Seriously, what was the matter with me? Who in the world WOULD eat Buttermilk Spinach soup?
The second meal happened not too long after the first. I had prepared a garlic steak with all the fixings. Jason loves steak, so I knew this would be a hit. When he saw what I had made, his eyes lit up and he dug right in. On about the second bite, he stopped mid chew. His eyes bulged and, clearly, he was having a difficult time swallowing. I stared and waited. Finally, he looked up at me and asked with straightforward honesty, “Is it possible that a piece of poop was left on the meat?” Of all the things I thought he might tell me was the matter, that was the last. I laughed so hard I’m pretty sure I was rolling on the floor. Just where in the world did he think . . . . Better not to go there. Apparently, he’d never had sliced garlic before. I agreed with his distaste for it. No more sliced garlic at our house!
thats really funny…thnks for starting my day with a gud laugh
Elizabeth Grimes says
Buttermilk spinach soup…sounds gross I gotta admit. Funny story. Once I was being experimental and put cinnamon in spaghetti…probably wouldn’t have been too bad if it had just had a touch, but I added WAY too much. Not really a hit. Thanks for sharing. ~Jessica
I love garlic and would probably have loved the steak. And personally….I don’t think buttermilk spinach soup would be the worst thing in the world. 🙂
Those where to funny and thanks for sharing
Teresa Choplin says
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Wow he IS straightforward huh! LOL brings back some good memories of Cole and I laughing over some serious taste bud conflictions!
Haha!!! I can identify with the flopped meals. There have been several occasions where even I decided to toss my meal in the trash. “Let’s order takeout!” is our solution to my dinner failures. We both win! lol
YES my husband is very straightforward! We usually eat the bad meals anyway if we can stand it. Takeout does seem like a better option!
my favorite so far!
Jeanine, I’m glad you liked it. We laugh about this often!
That is so funny. I give 100 points for trying and buttermilk in my experience is only good in cornbread and biscuits. lol
My dad drinks the stuff. He is much braver than I am.
I love his comments.
Dave is very straightforward about my gross meals, too. But I actually encourage it because if he doesn’t like it, I want to know not to make it again.
However, Jason’s comments are hilarious. Dave isn’t quite so creative with his critiquing.
That was really funny Esther!
Thanks for making me smile 🙂
That is so funny , guess you would not put slices of garlic in a leg of lamb then? It’s very yummy
I LOVE garlic! Although my hubby likes his steak cooked without much seasoning–just a little barbecue sauce on it when it’s done. 🙂 Your hubby is hilarious! 🙂
I love this post! I like to try new recipes all the time too and my husband also will eat pretty much anything. I’ve had a few dishes where he’s said I didn’t need to make them again. 🙂 Thanks for linking up!