One of my best friends graciously always brings a dish to get togethers, such as our monthly book club meeting. But every time I've tasted the dish, something's been horribly wrong with it.
Twice, she brought lemon squares...there was no lemon taste. The 2nd time she brought them, there still was no lemon taste, and they were burnt on the bottom.
The next get together, she brought mocha brownies. Sounds good, right? Well, she put finely ground coffee grinds in the recipe, so the brownies had a horribly burnt flavor, yuck!
Then she made a curry rice dish, with very mushy rice & way too much curry.
Even though she's a good friend, I just can't tell her that her cooking leaves much to be desired. I don't want to insult her.
At the book club, each person brings a snack or dessert...
Should I continue to graciously accept and serve what she brings, and just hope others don't think I made it? What would you do? I can't tell her not to bring something, because each person brings something to eat and everything gets served.