This is the conversation at dinner tonite with Luke after we had just finished eating beef enchiladas (one of his favorite meals)...to the best of my memory cause I'm about to fall asleep now.
Luke: Mom, when we try something I don't like and then you make it for dinner, I already know I don't like it.
Me: Like what?
Luke: Mashed potatoes, beans, all the other kinds of beans...ummm...hmmm....ummm
Me: Shepard's pie
Luke: Yes! Shepard's pie. I don't like shepard's pie.
Me: But you used to like shepard's pie. (should shepards pie be capitalized?)
Luke: That was when my mind was crazy and it told me to eat it, but I really don't like it.
Luke: Maybe you could cook yucky food for you, Darby and Dad, then you could also cook yummy food for me that I do like. Together, you could do both of them mom. You could do both of them.
Me: That is a good idea Luke.. You should tell your dad this when he gets home.
Luke: Or you could just not cook the stuff I don't like.
Me: (Thought to myself "Shepard's pie is soo staying on the menu"...but good try cutie pie boy, I love you for being so smart)
My shepard's pie is so a family-only-not-for-company meal. Cause I put cooked and seasoned ground beef in a casserole dish. Slather on Campbell's tomato soup. Dump a drained can of green beans. Smooth on instant mashed potatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Then pop it into the oven...covered of course. Jason loves it and it pretty much epitomizes the type of meal Jason likes. And I can put it together during naps and then throw it in the oven later.