Everyone ate and they all said it was really good. I waited to eat until after the kids had left for school. Because Lemuel and his boss were working in the office area, I headed to our bedroom to eat and watch cartoons with Aidan. I started to eat my beautiful plate of crepes with strawberries, bananas, cream syrup, and a dolop of whip cream. As I took the much anticipated first bite, I tasted something a little off. Not sure what it was, I took another bite. Then I realized what the problem was, it tasted a bit like this
and a little like this
The taste wasn't very strong, but you could detect a hint of something not quite right. I thought to myself, how is that possible, and then I thought, were all of them like that. So I tried the other one on my plate and it tasted fine. Thinking it was a fluke, I asked Lemuel when he came into the room if his had a strange taste. He said to me, "It was the strawberries." Then I realized, it was the cutting board I had used. I had diced up garlic and onion for dinner last night and left the cutting board on the counter. Instead of loading the plastic board into the dishwasher, Elena had just put it into the cupboard. So all of the strawberries I had sliced on the board tasted like garlic and onions. I was so embarrassed. I said to Lemuel, "Why didn't you say anything? I would have cut up some more strawberries on a different board." My sweet husband said, "Well, I didn't want to embarrass you." And you didn't think that I would be embarrassed knowing that your boss was eating garlicky/oniony strawberrries? I told him to apologize to his boss for me. So when I went out there, as they were getting ready to leave, I told him I was sorry about the stratwberries. He didn't know what I was talking about since Lemuel had yet to say anything, so I said have Lemuel tell you about it! I was humiliated! Hopefully he didn't notice, but with my luck, I'm sure he did! I doubt his boss will be wanting to come to our house to eat again. What a morning!