I try to be a good cook for them.
I try to make nice things to eat that they will like.
And you know what? After 35 years of making the same five recipes I want to scream.
Two nights ago I asked Katie what she loved to eat.
She said chicken fingers from restaurants and mac and cheese.
She loves it in a box and at nearly every restaurant.
So when I saw a recipe for a baked macaroni and cheese I thought I would be a nice mom and make it for her. I thought she would be thrilled to have something delicious after one of her long days.
I spent at least $15 on the ingredients. Happily, I made John Legend's famous macaroni and cheese as seen on Martha Stewart.
(I can not eat cheddar cheese it gives me a tummy ache....so this was a labor of love just for Katie.)
It looked beautiful!
I tasted it and it was plain.
But like I said, I'm not a good judge of these things cause I don't like mac and cheese...and my taste buds are still off from time to time.
Katie had a long day yesterday; school, softball game and choir concert.
When we got home I warmed up some of the macaroni for her.
She hated it.
Picked at it.
Will not eat another piece, I am sure.
The top three reasons I hate cooking for my family.
3. It's a waste of money
2. It makes me angry
1. It feels like a huge rejection
From now on I will joyfully buy this stuff.
Katie will be making it for herself .
And that's why I hate cooking for my family.
p.s. this is not the first time this has happened...
i've felt this rejection many many times before
the macaroni and cheese will be thrown out
if you want the recipe.