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Sunday, February 21, 2010

#FoodFail

I’ve heard of “rubber chicken” when folks talk about having to attend big conferences and awards dinners where lackluster food is served. But it wasn’t until this evening that I was the one responsible for serving it! Oh my God! It was terrible! I honestly haven’t a clue what the heck went wrong. All I know is that the knife bounced right off the chicken breast. We’re lucky nobody lost an eye! Chuck reaffirmed his eligibility for sainthood by simply saying that I have “made better meals” - - - and then he ate it! There was a moment when I wondered if I had purchased a fake chicken breast like the plastic sushi in the windows of some Japanese restaurants; or the wax fruit on my grandmother’s dining room table.

It was dreadful.
And, I’ll admit it, I cried.
Trust me, that chicken was no laughing matter!

4 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Lee! Your food always sounds so delicious, I'm sure that Chuck will allow slip-ups once every now and then. We've all done it! I made chicken once that looked like it was stewed in mud. Jacques also ate it and we laughed about it for ages after... good luck next time ;)

dancingmorganmouse said...

O, that's sad, sympathies. I know how you feel, food failure really hits you, I've wept over a curdled quiche, it that makes you feel any better.
And good for Chuck, but then he's a boy, they'll eat almost anything really :)

Miss Rachel said...

Oh dear, that sounds terrible, but take heart, everyone has food disasters once in a while.

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
Thank you!!!
It's very gratifying to know that I am not alone in the occasional food disaster - and even a subsequent meltdown!

I'm happy to report that I made it to the laughter stage already. I'm also very happy to report that I made a subtle reference to the rubber chicken today and it took Chuck a couple of seconds to know what I was talking about!
;o)
- Lee