I've really honestly had too many embarrassing moments to count in my life time but here's my latest social dilemma and I'll be interested to see how you folks would handle this situation:
My friend's husband was out of town so she said "Come on over, we'll order a pizza and just hang out"
I happened to have a stock pile of homemade sauce and meatballs which I was going to freeze so I offered to bring some of the sauce & meatballs if she supplied the pasta and salad.
Sounds good, right?
Well, I forgot to pack my hunk of Lucatelli, so I called her on the way and said "I'm going to be a few minutes late, I have to stop by the store and get something"
she: "what did you forget"
me: "the cheese"
she: "i have cheese - parmesan, don't worry about it"
me somewhat hesitantly: :Reeaal parmesan?"
she: "yeah - just come on over"
Whew - crisis diverted.....
UNTIL...we're setting up dinner and she grabs, I kid you not - A GREEN CAN of "stuff" out of the refrigerator.
Now, I realize that this isn't as bad as the frozen dinner with the mandarin oranges BUT...I spent hours making sauce, meatballs etc and she put green canned stuff on it?
Would you explain that this is not REAL anything except for maybe REAL bad? Or do you just let it go?
BTW - this happened once before with Garlic....I got handed a bottle of garlic powder - which was why I hesitated when asking the "real cheese question"
Maybe I should buy her a nice wedge of parm or romano, garlic and a cheese grater for a gift?
Or......do I just take my lumps and remember the damn cheese the next time?