First, can I get something off my chest? I have five fingers, just like most people. I do not have a pig trotter in place of a left limb as this picture suggests. And now that I think of it, manicures for animals could make for an interesting business plan. Under the gun to get dinner on the table and snap a quick pic of our mystery food challenge, I didn’t realize how trotterish my hand looked until I went to edit the picture this morning. Thank you for letting me clear that up, now let’s move on.
Not everyone loves watercress. I get it. It’s got a little attitude, a little bite. And it tends to show up to parties uninvited. My husband’s order at his favorite Mexican Restaurant? “Chicken burrito, hold the watercress”. In his mind, watercress ruins everything. I respectfully disagree, but thought that I’d give the kids the chance to weigh in.
Their response was not surprising.
ME: OK guys, we have a new mystery food tonight. What is the green thing called?
SAM: Brussels sprouts.
ME: No, it’s not Brussels sprouts, it’s not lettuce. What you think it is?
EMMA: I don’t know.
ME: Have you seen it before?
ME: Sam always likes his greens.
(Emma ignores the watercress and picks up some sausage on her plate)
ME: We’re not trying the sausage yet. We’re only trying the green thing right now.
ME: Wait, Sam likes it right? I love it. I love it so much.
SAM: It’s kind of spicy right?