The internet yelled at me this week.
For hiding cottage cheese in my lasagna.
Interestingly, they didn’t yell at me for lying to my son about a food he’s afraid of—”there’s no, none, nada cottage cheese in there NOW EAT YOUR DINNER!”
The thing, though, is this.
All three of my kids eat it.
Do you know how rare that is? My kids manage to take issue with almost all food groups, and I have one who is a stone’s throw from becoming a vegetarian, if only there was no meat in steak.
So, I lie to him a little bit.
For the sake of a dinner that ends with full bellies and no tears.
But no one cares.
Because I put cottage cheese in my completely and totally not-claiming-to-be-authentic weeknight meal.
(I know, I know, all of the Italians just passed out. Sorry about that.)
The moral of the story is this: Lie to your kids, you guys, but don’t dare put cottage cheese in lasagna.
They may never forgive you for that.