I gave in to my lazy bone last night against my better judgement. I figured it had been several years since I’d done a generic casserole for dinner and seeings how I couldn’t even remember the last time, thought it had been long enough. I was wrong.
We are not casserole people at my house. Our taste buds have been refined and spoiled by fresh mex, delicious entrees and tasty salads/side dishes. I made a basic Tater Tot casserole with a hamburger base. I’d hoped that being told last week by one of the 16 year olds in my class that it was their favorite food that maybe my kids would go for it. I added more seasonings, veggies and layers of cheese in hopes that it would compensate for the basic blah base but to no avail. My daughter picked out all the Tater Tots and left the rest in her bowl, my son took one bite of the hamburger and said “No thanks mom, I no like it” and when I told my husband that I remembered now why I don’t make or like casseroles he remained perfectly balanced in his response that it was just food to fill your stomach and that is its purpose anyway. I believe that’s the politically correct way of agreeing with your wife. A few hours later while watching American Idol I commented how yucky that dinner was and my daughter said, “Yeah, it was pretty bad mom.” Case closed. No more casseroles at my house.