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Quick straw poll, regarding dinner ...

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lackofgravitas Sun 25-Feb-07 18:06:00

If I served you roast chicken, stuffing, mashed potato, peas, carrots and gravy, would you:

(a) polish off the lot, and say thank you;
(b) eat a fair amount, and mumble something about being stuffed; or
(c) segregate the carrots from everything else, flick half the peas across the table, decide you don't like stuffing without trying it, eat three pieces of chicken under slight duress, and finger-paint with the gravy?

After that, if I served you lemon surprise pudding with cream, would you:

(a) polish off the lot, and say thank you;
(b) politely decline, having eaten quite a lot of chicken etc; or
(c) use the cream to 'wash' your hands.

And finally, does anyone want an extra nearly-three-year-old? Rather cute in appearance, knows all her colours, can count to ten and sing Five Little Ducks. EATS NOTHING.

(a) oh, okay then, what's one extra?
(b) no thank you, I already have one just like that; or
(c) no. Just no.

(Before anyone says anything, she was getting pudding after a crap performance at main course because it's full of egg as well as sugar, and I can't remember the last time she ate any protein)

hunkerdave Sun 25-Feb-07 18:07:25

a
a
b

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

motherinferior Sun 25-Feb-07 18:08:46

That would be a (b).

Would you like add a six year old who can put on a brilliant performance of Take Oh Take This Horrid Food Away, to recreate the full Inferiority Complex experience?

Greensleeves Sun 25-Feb-07 18:09:07

a
a
b

motherinferior Sun 25-Feb-07 18:09:17

That was a B to the last point. As to the others, thank you very MUCH.

themaskedposter Sun 25-Feb-07 18:09:26

a
b
b

hth!!

littlemissbossy Sun 25-Feb-07 18:09:31

a
b
c
LOL

ghosty Sun 25-Feb-07 18:10:09

a)
b) (am watching my weight - so not being impolite
b)

littlemissbossy Sun 25-Feb-07 18:10:23

sorry, where are my manners
thank you, that was delicious, please can I leave the table

motherinferior Sun 25-Feb-07 18:11:03

God I bloody love lemon surprise pudding. Just as well, as I end up eating most of it.

paulaplumpbottom Sun 25-Feb-07 18:12:23

a
a
a(I love 5 little ducks)

PinkTulips Sun 25-Feb-07 18:27:28

b
a
b



i feel your pain!

Smithagain Sun 25-Feb-07 19:08:20

a a b

(Although I could swap you one slightly argumentative 4.5yo who would be a (c) for the chicken but a definite (a) for anything involving lemon, sugar and eggs.)

Got the recipe?

funnypeculiar Sun 25-Feb-07 19:13:38

a
a
c
Please can I come back for lunch next week

MuffinMclay Sun 25-Feb-07 19:15:10

a.
b. I always eat too much chicken
c. although willing to swap for a 10 month old who would spit it all out all over the floor, laughing uproariously as he does so

tassis Sun 25-Feb-07 19:17:13

a
a
c

dinner sounds great

it was pasta here...but I do have lemon drizzle cake and banana loaf for supper (and maybe sandwiches if i get off my bum and make them!)

lackofgravitas Sun 25-Feb-07 19:33:36

PaulaPB, it is a rather fabulous, if slightly numerically confused, rendition of Five Little Ducks. And she's just treated us to an interpretation of Ten Little Monkeys in which a monkey is made 'all better with a plaster'. Will keep her for now ... besides, DH has just forbidden me to give her away on MN. Or Livejournal. Or Ebay, or especially Freecycle.

I'd normally be desparately looking forward to Tuesday now - DD goes to nursery Tuesday-Thursday and eats there, so we have a late adult dinner with none of this palaver. As it is, I'm on a course Tuesday to Friday, so I get no palaver AND NO COOKING!

No 'huggles' either though, bugger.

paulaplumpbottom Sun 25-Feb-07 20:31:55

Let me know if he changes his mind.

Lio Sun 25-Feb-07 20:34:56

a
a
b

annoying isn't it. And boring, infuriating, embarassing, maddening, frustrating...

DeviousDaffodil Sun 25-Feb-07 20:37:54

Similar scenario with DS2 ( aged 3), when faced with a lovley roast beef dinner.
'Don't like Beef, don't like potato, don't like runner beans. O like carrotts wil just eat the carrot then...but the carrot has gravy on it, don't like gravy.'
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!
A glass of apple juice and a piece of bread and butter then.
Why do I bother?

franca70 Sun 25-Feb-07 20:46:55

a
a
c/b (fairly good eater turning into a picky one - why?)

deaconblue Sun 25-Feb-07 21:13:38

a
a
b
A question - is lemon surprise pudding anything like the "wait and see pudding" we had as children ie Angel Delight with sprinkles? If so, I'll politely decline

Raggydoll Sun 25-Feb-07 21:16:26

a

a


b

lackofgravitas Sun 25-Feb-07 21:20:23

Lemon surprise is normally a spongey top and sauce underneath - the recipe just said 'lemon pudding', but I thought it sounded like lemon surprise. However, it surprised me being being a bit of a meringuey/souffley top instead.

Dd would LOVE Angel Delight with bloody sprinkles. Especially if it was pink.

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