Last evening was one of those rare evenings where the son had no sporting activity to turn up to and I had the luxury of pre-planning our next few meals. Feeling extremely organised, I opened the fridge only to be accosted by the baleful glare of assorted left-over vegetables.
You see, we had chicken teriyaki for dinner on Sunday made by the husband (I know, I had a quick look outside and the moon did have a blue tinge) with lots of fresh vegetables on the side… and guess which little boy didn’t eat his snow peas, or his baby corn, or his courgettes.
Anyway I decided to teach the leftovers a lesson by putting them all in a bhaji along with onions, potatoes and a couple of tomatoes. And yes, a decorative red chilli as well.The boy helped me arrange them all for this photo and clocking their health benefits immediately informed me that he would not be eating this. At all.
The result doesn’t look bad does it? And what’s more I am so confident about this bhaji that I am going to serve it to a friend who is coming home for dinner tonight. As for the boy, I will just have to tell him that Michael Phelps and Sachin Tendulkar have both tweeted me this evening to inform us that this is their most favourite dish ever.
Yeah, right, whatevs. You’ll be amazed at how world-weary and cynical eight-year old boys are these days.