Maureen: What does everyone think?
Andrew (13, doing a teenager shrug that only a teenager can): It’s OK.
Tim: As it happens, I was looking for something for dinner not a million miles away from this, so I like it. Plus, it’s got legumes in it and you know how I feel about them.
Maureen: I was anticipating your needs without talking to you! Gold star for me.
(Yes, that’s steam coming off of the bowl. So now you know it was hot.)
Nicholas (9): I think it’s just OK. It’s just like any other meal to me.
Maureen: So you think it’s nothing special?
Maureen: Well I like it. Also, I hope you’re all feeling the love. I could not find a jar of roasted red peppers in West Greenwich for love or money, so I roasted them myself. That means the next time I make this, it will be even easier.