Out-of-town Vegetarian Friends
Day 6 (June 2, 2019) A former college professor visiting – YEAH! He and his wife are vegetarians – [silence, cricket, cricket]. We’re eating in the dining room, so that’s cool. Eating in the dining room would make even a cereal bowl of Super Sugar Crisp seem like it was straight off of the Food Network.
Having people over for dinner – whatever their age – adds electricity to a dinner. They talk about different things, and everyone’s on their best behavior. Tonight, the girls were strangely quiet, and when I asked them why later that night they answered, “Because it was interesting just to listen.” Sweet.
Dinner had some very cool elements along with an appetizer of Tofu Kabobs. These were pretty horrible and were described by my friend’s wife as “Interesting texture.” When my friend said, “Everything is great,” I passed him the last Kabob, and said “We were saving this for you.” I ended up eating most of them so that my wife wouldn’t feel bad.
This is a cool lesson about cooking. You can make the same tried-and-true stuff again and again and your family will love it. Alternatively, if you get bored doing that you can swing for the fence with something new. Some things will flop, but others will be the new favorites. That’s a much more interesting journey for a certain personality type.