Note, since our last crazy conversation was so popular,... I included our dinner conversation today for your reading pleasure.
I was chopping vegetables from the garden in the kitchen and sauteing them in a pan.
The smells of fresh garlic, kale, kolrabi, onion, and green beans filled the air.
Him: Wow, smells great! What are you making?
Me: Stuff. I don't know, just putting a bunch of stuff together.
Him: What do you call it?
Me: Stuff Cooked and Put Over Noodles.
Me: Close enough!
I don't really know what I am making except that I had a bunch of fresh vegetables and thought it would be fun to toss them together in a pan with some olive oil and spices to see what happened.
I continue to cook and saute the items together.
Him: Yum! I can't wait for supper, I am getting hungry!
Me [adding some canned tomatoes because I don't have any fresh yet]: Soon!
Pretty soon the noodles are cooked and I call him in from the porch.
Me: It's ready!
He comes in and stares at the plates.
Him: What IS that??
He is pointing to the Kale that I didn't bother chopping into microscopic pieces. I've done that before with soups and other dishes.
Him: ...And what is that? What do you call this?
He is pointing at the pan, and making a face.
Me: I told you, it is called Stuff. Or Veggie Mix Up. Or Stuff Over Noodles.
Him: Oh. Don't give me much of that Stuff.
We sit down to eat and he is tentative about eating the 'Stuff', but samples it along with the noodles.
Him: So? Um, you can keep the Stuff, although it isn't bad. It would have been better with meat though and more sauce."
Me: Duly noted. Next time I'll add more sauce and put some spicy sausage in it.
Him: Lots and lots of sausage.
He thinks for a moment. Then goes for another plate of noodles without The Stuff.
Him: You aren't trying to make me a vegetarian are you?
Him: What are you making tomorrow night?
Me: Meat and 'Tators.
Him [Big Smile]: Good!