RX: "Ugh. That cereal tasted like maple-flavored sawdust."
Me: "Well, what did you expect? It's made by a company called 'Nature's Path' and says 'organic' right on the front of the box in big letters. It's probably made of ground-up Birkenstocks."
RX: "Well, they only have so many different kinds of gluten-free cereal at Fresh Market. I'll get some Chex from Marsh next time I'm there. How come Post can make a gluten-free cereal that tastes good?"
Me: "Because Post's customers expect their food to taste good, whereas Nature's Path customers are trying to express their virtue through their food choices, and how do you know you're being virtuous if the food tastes good? It's not a breakfast cereal; it's a hair shirt you eat with a spoon!"
RX: "That's exactly what it tasted like! And one that had been dropped on the floor and covered in dust bunnies, too!"
Friday, September 30, 2011
Overheard in the Kitchen:
Roomie has been doing the gluten-free thing, which I can't complain about at all, because the average number of bacon days per week at Roseholme Cottage has gone up. It has, however, led to the occasional unfortunate dining experience: