Going to make a long story short.........
My BIL of 13 years does not like my cooking (bbq) nor I his (cooking bags and cans). About five years ago it came to a head when it was their turn for Thanksgiving and I was asked to bring "..Iced Tea, just
I bit my tongue and brought Peach flavored ice tea
After the food was on the table, my BIL asked me to carve the turkey. It was so over done and dry, that all I had to do was 'shake' the carcass, which I did, and the meat fell off onto the plate. That led to a three year hiatus of neither going to the others for holiday or any meals.*
The past two years we more or less came to an unwritten rule....go to the others house, shut your mouth, eat what you want and then go home. Usually his two sons w/family and my brother are also there, so that's why the 'truce', just to keep peace.
I was just informed by my SIL that it's 'our' turn for Thanksgiving..again.
Ok fine. Then at the end of the conversation, I hear my BIL chime in, "Tell him not to cook any funky vegetables, like asparagus, because we won't eat them"!!!
We always cook some of the traditional fare....mashed taters, green bean casserole, cranberry jelly and I always throw in something different, like sweet potato casserole, some broccoli w/cheese sauce, chunky orange, nut and cranberry salad, etc. Nothing 'funky'!!
I'm already planning on grilled leeks and yellow beets in the skin with honey glaze, possibly some grilled bacon wrapped brussel sprouts. Any other 'funky' veggies I should consider?
* I know, I know...I don't help matters either