I’m sorry. I just can’t do it anymore. I just can’t. I just…
I can’t keep grating all the cheese I use by hand.
I’m sorry if I’ve disappointed you.
I know you think it’s best if I grate my own cheese. I know you say my food will taste better and my life will be lovelier if I grate all my own cheese.
I want to do what you think is right. I believe what you say on television and in your cookbooks and on your blog.
But I’m tired. So tired.
Not to make excuses for myself, but I do have three little kids. And I hate washing dishes. And sometimes I cook meals for big bunches of people. And sometimes I scrape my knuckles on the grater and bleed all over everything!
You don’t want that for me, do you?
I know you don’t understand, but… store-bought shredded cheese is just so… well, it’s so darn convenient. I know it doesn’t melt as smoothly or taste quite right, but I don’t always care about those things.
Whew. I wanted to be totally honest with you, and I hope we can still be best friends.
I just wanted to tell you the truth.
Your biggest fan (and hopefully your best friend still)
© Tami Blake