tonight i made the tomato-rice soup with
my mom is more open-minded than my dad, but even she will make a face while tasting or eschew the tofu. my dad just says i am cooking with play doh again. i haven't made rice in an age, and have never cooked brown rice so i asked my mom to test it out. she said it needed a few more minutes but it was good, score! the next challenge was to get my dad on board. he doesn't eat beans, ever, but i thought if i could get him to taste before i added them in, he might go for it. all three of us had soup together like a happy family, awww. i'm glad everyone was able to appreciate my efforts and it was nice to give my mom a break after a long day at work. i was afraid the portion would be too much for so late in the week but i think it will work out just fine.
near the end my dad griped that it was too tomato-ey and my mom reminded him how much he likes tomato soup. then i said he should eat it with a grilled cheese, which made me want a grilled cheese, which i still might make right now. yum.