Yesterday I decided to try out THE PIONEER WOMANS lasagna recipe and also her mystery rolls recipe-YUMMY!! it all turned out delicious!!! I do have to say it is the best Lasagna I have ever made-and I'm sorry if that means that the recipe I got from my mom for her Lazy day Lasagna doesn't hold par, but that's because that particular recipe is a LAZY Day recipe. Whereas the Pioneer Womans dish involved a bit of work, but I think that's partly due to the fact that it was my first time preparing this dish.
On the way to the store earlier in the afternoon, my boys were questioning our whereabouts and destination. I told them that we had to go to the store to pick up a few items so that I'll have all the tools I need to make dinner for them tonight....
JACK/SULLIVAN: "What are we having?"
JACK/SULLIVAN: "Awwwwww, I don't Like lasagna, it's too crunchy.."
MOM: "You'll like this one, it has a lot of cheese in it, and it's not the crunchy kind besides, Sullivan, I know Jackson's had lasagna* on numerous occasions but I don't think you ever have had lasagna besides the kind in the baby food jars.." (*I haven't made lasagna since we lived in Florida on the water back in 2003-truth! Ask BDD!)
SULLIVAN: "Yes I have."
MOM: "No you haven't."
SULLIVAN: "Mom, yes I have, back when I was four."
MOM: "Sully, you haven't even turned four yet, not until July 1st."
SULLIVAN: "But I was four when I had it a long time ago, remember?"
MOM: "Funny, I don't remember."
SULLIVAN: "why is it funny?"
MOM: "NEVER MIND.."
There was quiet in the back seat of the minivan, quiet chatter. I could tell that they both were processing the conversation that we had just had. I did pick up whispers as if they were planning a boys club town meeting and I wasn't allowed to be a member.
JACKSON: "Mom, Sully said he was four a long time ago when he had the lasagna, and we don't like that meal."
MOM: "The more you both talk about how you don't like something that you've never tried, the more scoops I'm going to put on your plate starting now.."
JACKSON: "Can I have a do-over?"
SULLIVAN: "I don't like lasagna."
There are some that may just have to learn the hard way. I was like that too you know, learning the hard way. Probably still am in certain aspects.
I didn't continue the conversation with them because it just wasn't worth it. I continued to drive to a local grocer, a tiny mom and pop place, all the while managing to tune them out. Throw in a free pass for them to burn out their little motor mouths-and most likely calories- based on their sheer disgust over tonights meal selection.
Ungrateful little buggers.
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They loved it!!
They devoured the biscuits and lasagna!!! So step aside SEINFELD'S WIFE with your little badself blender, the Pioneer Woman speaks to little boys better than you do with your pureed yuck.