The night I nearly "failed" dinner.

And dessert too, believe it or not.

So not that long ago, I decided to try making cabbage rolls from scratch. I started with a recipe posted on Cream Puff's site, but did not have a helpful friend who'd made them a million times before along to walk me through it.

It took some time, and I was frustrated through alot of it, but I ended up with something resembling cabbage rolls (and then later went back and relooked at the pictures with the recipe and said, "Aaaaah, so that's what I was supposed to do!")

Either way, no one really liked the outcome. Sorry Cream Puff. I messed them up.

But I thought I was redeeming myself after dinner by providing a lovely cake for dessert.

A golden cake, with a lemon curd swiss buttercream on it, with fresh strawberries in between the layers. The lemon curd was mighty tasty on it's own, and lemon always goes well with fresh strawberries.

Beside's, who gets a slice of a homemade, two layer cake on on Monday? Seriously, who gets this kind of dessert?

At the end of the meal, my youngest decided to "grade" me and assign marks to my efforts.

Cabbage Rolls = D (nearly failing, just barely passing.)

Cake = C (Okay it was a bit dry, needed a syrup of some kind, and the lemon did not jump out, but still, it was a cake!)

His brother disagreed slightly, he felt the cake was a bit closer to a B, more like a B-, and that the filling of the cabbage rolls was okay, so it was more of a C, less of a D.

Either way, marks I would not be very happy to see on my children's report card.


Do you think this means my children are a bit spoiled when it comes to food? Or that they have high expectations?

5 comments:

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

You made cake... on a Monday... and a very tall cake too! Possibly spoiled, but I have two of those too.

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks wonderful. Sorry it only got a "c".

BC said...

hahaha

Your food is fabulous and your family is lucky that you care to make good things. My family rates the food from 1 to 10, with 1 being inedible and 10 fantastic. They must provide suggestions on how to improve if the grade is lower than an 8.

If they have no suggestions, the next time it will be exactly the same... with liver on top.

BC said...

hahaha

Your food is fabulous and your family is lucky that you care to make good things. My family rates the food from 1 to 10, with 1 being inedible and 10 fantastic. They must provide suggestions on how to improve if the grade is lower than an 8.

If they have no suggestions, the next time it will be exactly the same... with liver on top.

Megan said...

Spoiled, yes - but in the best way possible. I love it when the kids give actual feedback instead of one word answers. So give yourself a pat on the back for raising them with such excellent taste.