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To be irked at my MIL?

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Katgrant30 · 20/06/2015 14:38

Not a big deal in the scheme of things. My MIL was staying over to babysit my DS, staying on til this afternoon as we all have a wedding to attend. Despite me making a large box of quinoa salad and coronation chicken, and pointing this out to her, she brought a ready meal to eat last night and produced a homemade quiche and salad for everyone to eat this lunchtime. Does she not think I keep food in the house? That I would starve everyone? Next time I go to hers I'm turning up with a Happy Meal!

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SpongeBobJudgeyPants · 20/06/2015 14:40

Yes, it's annoying. Is this the thin end of the wedge, in that she does other stuff that undermines you?


Katgrant30 · 20/06/2015 14:41

Ah I do love her dearly, but she is a very over proective parent and does EVERYTHING for her grown up kids. She's quite controlling in a number of ways...

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LashesandLipstick · 20/06/2015 14:41

I don't see the problem? She obviously wanted to eat her own food don't read too much into it


MissJoMarch · 20/06/2015 14:41

'Quinoa salad'

My SIL has form for making that type of yucky food, so we eat McDonald's or accidentally bring our own too Grin


Iggi999 · 20/06/2015 14:41

Maybe she hated quinoa?


StillStayingClassySanDiego · 20/06/2015 14:42

Was the quiche nice?

It could be considered rude that she ignored your quinoa salad and coronation chicken [stealth boast? Wink] then produced the quiche and salad to try to top trump you.

Do you get on with her?


mrsfuzzy · 20/06/2015 14:42

just maybe, she thought she was helping as you are busy with going to the wedding and getting ready etc. unless this was a regular thing i wouldn't concern myself if i was you.


StillStayingClassySanDiego · 20/06/2015 14:43

xpost, Blush


LindyHemming · 20/06/2015 14:43

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Nolim · 20/06/2015 14:43

I dont see the problem.


StillStayingClassySanDiego · 20/06/2015 14:44

I love quinoa, I'd have eaten yours over her quiche.


TopCivilServant · 20/06/2015 14:44

Yeah, that would annoy me. Not a biggy but would certainly irritate!


mrsfuzzy · 20/06/2015 14:45

8does everything for her grown up kids* says it all some mums never stop doing the 'mumsy' thing. not sure that quinoa salad is to everyone's taste though, may be that's what she was thinking.


BuggerLumpsAnnoyed · 20/06/2015 14:46

You're shocked she didn't want quinoa? Really?


mrsfuzzy · 20/06/2015 14:47

quinoa salad, sorry but was is so boasty about that ?? personally not my cup of tea !


Katgrant30 · 20/06/2015 14:48

She didn't know it was quinoa but she is v healthy eating...

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mrsfuzzy · 20/06/2015 14:51

buggerlumps, and here i was thinking that you liked salad with frog spawn in it ! sorry op, just a bit cheeky, i'm sure everyone enjoyed it really, us peasants on here have no taste for fine foods.


BreadmakerFan · 20/06/2015 14:51

She was probably trying to save you the trouble. MOOAMH.


FadedRed · 20/06/2015 14:51

"Thank you MIL, for going to the trouble to make a quiche, and look after Ds while we go off on a jolly."


StillStayingClassySanDiego · 20/06/2015 14:53

mrsfuzzy Saturday lunch in our house is a sandwich, it was a good humoured stealth boast comment, is that alright? Smile

A lovely quinoa salad and coronation chicken is more than I'd prepare, hats off to OP for going to the effort.


EponasWildDaughter · 20/06/2015 14:54

With only this to go on i'd say she'd just bought round everyone a bit of lunch. No biggie.

(wouldn't have wanted a Q salad or coronation chicken myself actually)

Background is everything with this sort of thing.


Effendi · 20/06/2015 14:55

I had to Google Quinoa.
I'd have eaten the quiche too.


BrowersBlues · 20/06/2015 15:00

If someone did that to me I would be absolutely delighted. I obviously don't know her but you seem to like her. Does it matter whether she thinks you keep food in the house or not? I would invite her over every weekend.


mrsfuzzy · 20/06/2015 15:08

stillstaying you still eating sarnies on a saturday night too ? phew ! thought it was me being too lazy too cook, what are you having in yours ? something nice i bet !


BackInTheRealWorld · 20/06/2015 15:08

Bleeuurrgh quinoa and coronation chicken, both on my bleeuurrgh list. Hurrah for quiche!

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