Nelson’s dad was a great cook. Or so everyone said. But Nelson secretly hated his cooking, and it was especially bad lately. Nelson knew that his dad wasn’t a bad cook, but Nelson hated his dad’s cooking for one very good reason: it always contained vegetables. As the main ingredient! Nelson’s dad took immense pride in his cooking. He’d never throw a steak on a plate with a side of random veggies. Nelson would always overhear him saying things like ‘Vegetables should be treated with the same amount of respect that meat gets’, which Nelson didn’t really understand but still passionately disagreed with.
Over the last few weeks, Nelson’s dad had used the award-winning pumpkins in every single dinner he’d put on the table. First there was pumpkin risotto, then there was roast pumpkin salad, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ravioli and three different kinds of thick pumpkin soup!