Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Let's Make a Deal

My most loyal (only) reader pointed out that my blog hasn’t really been about “life with the Longmires” so far. Therefore, I have decided to let you in on a little snippet from my evening with Ben.

I went to visit my friend Meg and her beautiful new baby Sloane today. I had made her one of my favorite casseroles, poppy seed chicken. Since I was making a big ole’ batch of it for her, I made a small one for myself and figured Ben and I would have it for dinner too.

Now, it is no secret that Ben is a PICKY eater so I knew that I would have a little resistance from Ben once I served him dinner. (He will kill me once he reads this post) Sure enough he called on his way home asking what was for dinner. I told him and he kinda grumbled a little bit.

I had a few minutes to prepare my game plan before he came home so I quickly thought of a way I could convince Ben to eat the casserole. Feeding him can seriously be worse than feeding a five year old child at times.

The conversation went a little something like this:

“Hey! Dinner is almost ready”

“Hm. Okay”

“So how about this? – you go into dinner with an open mind. You don’t have to like it, but you do have to eat it. If you do that then I’ll watch anything on TV tonight that you want. With an open mind …. I’ll get involved.”

“That isn’t a very good deal”

Sigh. “So that’s a no, huh?”

He really never did answer that question, but he did eat a good portion of what I put on his plate. We are now watching ESPN. And I’m taking an active interest in the Ryder Cup coverage.

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

How could anyone not like that recipe? Childhood favorite!

BWL said...

what i like about katie is that she never exagerates anything at all....any story she tells you is either 100% exactly like it happened or 100% exactly like she heard it happened.....there's never any need to go overboard for effect .... she's a straight shooter ... she would dominate that show where you get hooked up to a lie detector

Rebecca said...

Send me the recipe. I'll be sure to make it soon. And by make it soon, I mean get Wes to make it.

Katie said...

Another thing about Ben is that he loves to accuse me of "exaggerating". I will admit that there is some truth to that. HOWEVER, in this case, there was no exaggeration!

BWL said...

you are right...a 5 year old would have either sat there and made mean faces as he stared at his plate or he would have found a creative way to hide the food and act like he ate it...so yeah i can see the comparison

can't wait ti lyou stumble on the hidden casserole in a year or two

Anonymous said...

I've got a great recipe for Pepperoni Pizza and Chicken Finger casserole with Plain Lays Potato Chips on top....