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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I want much more than this provincial life

Is it Twitter's fault for being a hive of scum and villainy, or is it our fault for thinking we should go there for answers to our questions?  

In matters of bread:  sometimes my sourdough bread is really, really good, and sometimes it's fine.  I think, but am not yet certain, that the quality of the bread rises in proportion to my care of the start.  Here is a graph:  


I mean, I realize that there are no integer lines, but I feel like we know each other well enough that you will understand what I'm doing here.  Experiment upon the word, and see if it is the same for you.  

I made mulligatawny last week, and like a dummy I thought "I will make a double batch of this delicious soup that everyone loved so much the last time we ate it."  Well, it turns out that the last time we ate it, which was at a family party where there were multiple soups, none of my kids even tried it, and it turns out they HATE mulligatawny because of the apples and raisins and such.  And it made me so mad!  And yes, I am aware of the hypocrisy at work here, since I am the person who vomited onto her dinner plate the one time she was forced to eat meat loaf.  There is no way on this good green earth that you could have gotten me to eat mulligatawny when I was a child.  But that was bull crap, and I was a bull crap child, and my provincial palate cost me a lot of cool food experiences.  I have grown, I have progressed somewhat, and I want my children to have a better life!  In sum, six days later I am still eating mulligatawny, and finally I threw the last bit of it out this morning (after eating it for breakfast).  I'm sorry, mulligatawny!  I couldn't love you like you deserved.  

2 comments:

Amy said...

This is the story of my life. Except that I will stumble upon a dish that everyone (or at least 3 of the 4 kids) loves. The next time I make it, I get all excited and suddenly no one likes it. Or, they just aren't in the mood. Whatever the case may be, there is no forcing it into their stomachs. In the name of not wasting-I end up eating whatever it is every day for a week. These kids!

Matt and Emily said...

Mulligatawny is good but it's so rich! It's hard to eat much of it or more than a couple times! We should have come over for dinner!