I just finished lunch at my desk, which consisted of a Marie Callender’s frozen slow roast beef, with garlic mashed potatoes, with green beans and carrots. The heating instructions clearly stated a cooking time of 4 minutes, but by about 3:15, I grew impatient and decided I knew best. Boy, was I wrong.
Apparently the potatoes really need that last 45 seconds to congeal, because back at my desk, I ended up with what could best be described as a salty, semi-nutritive beef paste with mushy potato flakes, simmered in oily gravy. It was among the top 5 worst things I’ve ever put into my mouth, and I was a bachelor for several years. Oh I ate it, but it was pretty gross.
Assuming I haven’t already ruined my digestive tract, tomorrow I’m bringing a salad.