The vegan DIL and her spouse had eaten food cooked in butter, a fact the MIL kept to herself until the end of the meal. So she devised a dose of cold revenge.
Would you serve food items that you know your relatives hate just to get back to them? One daughter-in-law found herself in a similar spot after her mother-in-law ruined her Thanksgiving meal last year. Taking to the AITA section of Reddit the woman shared how her mother-in-law prepared 'vegan' dishes for the couple who happen to be vegan. However, it was only after they had eaten the food did she disclose that the meal had butter in it. Last Thanksgiving, my husband and I went to his parents' house. We are vegan, and they told us that they'll have some vegan food for us. So far, so good. We went to her house for dinner, and she had a number of vegetable dishes on the table to share. MIL told us that they were vegan, so that's what we had. However, at the end of the meal, MIL decided to reveal to us that those dishes were cooked in butter. "See? A little bit of butter isn't that bad, is it? Maybe this will teach you to stop being so uptight about that whole vegan thing." she said. Of course we were not okay with her lying to us whatsoever, and she decided to tell us that we were being "entitled", wrote user throwaway84675590.
With the intention to pay her back in full, she decided to serve her a delicious Thanksgiving meal containing ingredients her mother-in-law cannot stand. Explaining the events that followed, she wrote: This year, we hosted a vegan Thanksgiving dinner at our house. My husband asked me what I thought about inviting MIL over, and whether it was okay with me given what happened last year. I thought about it and I had an idea. My MIL absolutely hates cucumbers and melons, and will not eat them under any circumstances. She will also refuse to eat zucchini because they apparently look too similar to a cucumber. She also refuses to eat cilantro. So I suggested to my husband that we include these ingredients in every single thing we cook for the dinner if we are to invite her over. He thought about it, and agreed that she deserves it after the stunt she pulled last year. So for Thanksgiving, we made a number of dishes: a tomato and zucchini casserole; a salad that included both cucumber, melon, and cilantro; some green beans and mashed potatoes, of course with tons of cilantro. We even added some cucumber and melon to our water jug as well. When she came over and saw the meal, she refused to eat any of it. AITA?
Of course, her post was flooded with quite a number of responses, most of whom agreed that her "payback" plan was rather disappointing. Some even trolled the user for the lack of her imagination and considered her not-so-creative idea to be quite anti-climactic. While most of these petty posts are usually pet with some hilarious responses, this time most agreed on ESH —meaning 'Everyone Sucks Here'. One user @Dont420blazemebruh wrote:ESH because petty and not even smartly so. The right way would've been to include a bit of those things in every dish but not noticeably so, and then at the end, have the big reveal and say "that wasn't so bad was it?" Another @RollinonEase shared: So glad I’m not in your family where it’s okay to “one up” each other on shitty behavior at holiday functions. I’d rather go to IHOP. Expressing their disappointment user Shavasra wrote: So much this! I was excited to see how she’d manage to hide everything. Vegan Tzaziki? Lasagna? Raviolis? Stuffing? What a let down. ESH
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