It’s a time in our lives when we’re just grateful for the people around us.
(submitted by Alison)
OMG thank you! this made my day. It is EXACTLY the look my son (age 15) has on his face most days, and it’s good to know I’m not suffering alone. =]
Its my photo and yes its was definitely tiramisu, his alleged favourite cake at the time (and yes again, with amaretto) . he is almost 19 now and much improved. and yes we are from the south – the great southern land, Australia.
Oh good to know he’s “much improved” lol. I swear, that could be my son sitting there. =]
Wait, son, while I go get the candles for your birthday casserole.
I totally know what the dish is, but I wanted to wait and see what everybody else thought it was… It is Turkey Stuffing ! His Mom is Marney and you can tell by the appropriate 13″ x 9″ blue dish. Not in the picture as you can tell is the large serving spoon and aluminum foil that covered the stuffing. please note – aluminum foil is the proper cover for this dish and not a fitted lid(that would make the stuffing -sans meat, soggy ! The 17 was made from pastry dough and the dish has not been cooked yet, but marney wanted the photo taken before the guest arrived at exactly 7:30 pm…except for the Davis Family, the R.S.V.P they sent in was for 8:00 pm, due to the fact that the Clos du bois would need to be room temp to be served to all the guests. I hope this clears up any confusion 🙂
1. I think the kid is making a face at posing for the picture, not at the mystery food with 17 on it. I was exactly the same way at that age … hmm, still am.
2. The mystery ’17’ food is probably his favorite, which is why it was made for his birthday as opposed to the typical cake that would otherwise be easier and more straightforward. He is looking at it probably wanting to get the picture over with and dig into it.
3. After much deliberation, reading of comments, consulting other photos online, and my own culinary knowledge, I declare the mystery ’17’ food to be a … ::drum roll:: … rice pudding! You may object on the grounds that rice pudding is lumpy, but when it chills for several hours the creamy liquids rise to the top and form a smooth skin, and the rice and other lumpy parts sink to the bottom. The color and texture of the powder on top looks more like cinnamon than anything. The lines across the top look like they were produced from when the rice pudding was first put into the baking dish and pressed down flat with a spatula to fill out the entire dish.
4. Anyone who thought it was lasagne … I will not be coming over to your house for dinner any time soon if this is what your lasagna looks like .. lol!
hahahhahahaha this is funny… such a teenager!!!
I actually feel bad for the father 🙁 He’s just trying
Not lasagna, not tiramisu, not cobbler, and, not ladyfingers. Just a box cake with vanilla frosting and 17 stenciled on in cocoa or some such powder. That boy obviously wanted a classic chocolate layer cake for once in his life – is that too much to hope for?!!!
Have we finished the debate? it’s NOT a cobbler, that’s not cinnamon, it’s cocoa powder. You can see the ups and downs of the ladyfingers that are underneath the cream, and the 17 was made using a stencil, just shake the cocoa powder on, and the 17 stays clean. You would NOT sprinkle that much cinnamon on top of a cobbler.
And I’ve seen that look on every other teenager, there ever was. Wish they’d come out with a new model already…heh.
I love this!
To M. –
Go to the place where you keep your favorite Melos and Meeps. You will find a surprise!
“thanks guys, but im 18 this year..”
Isn’t it great when the generation gap doesn’t seem to exist between parents and kids…..a Ross Noble DVD for his birthday?! I would be pissed too.
Awwww…… I feel so sorry for the Dad. Look at the look on his face.
And the whole body language!
I know, me too! It is like he tried so hard to give his son a happy birthday. Poor guy.
i LOOOOVE his shirt. alexisonfire forever <3
Yes! Alexisonfire is amazing..I want to meet this kid. lol
that’s the first thing i thought when i saw this pic
Yes, bad “music” where people scream at the top of their lungs like whiny children is definitely where it’s at.
I thought this was a website about family photos, not dissing other peoples’ taste in music? get a life, John.
Tiramisu, lasagna, What’s the difference? Its funny cause whatever it is, it’s NOT a cake!! Sheesh, some people can’t just laugh and move on, can they?
In that case, I’m gonna irritate you all more by telling you its a birthday casserole with paprika on top. i’m sure of it, I know cause my uncle’s cousin’s husband used to have birthday casserole every year. Listen to ME, I know more than anyone else.
Didn’t you die sometime around 1885? (Back to the future III reference)
Apparently, none of the posters here are from the South. That is definitely, without question, a cobbler. The numbers on top are strips of plain pie crust laid over the (cinnamon sprinkled) top crust. The people in the photo aren’t from the South, I don’t think, but the dessert is. 🙂
I agree. I’m from the South and that, my friends, is a Grade A Genuine Cobbler with cinnamin over the top and a number 17 in dough. However… he doesn’t seem to be too thrilled about the choice of desserts for his birthday.
No, it ain’t. My momma went to the Southern School of Cooking (she’s a country gal though I’m a born-an’-bred midwesterner) and we ate lots of cobbler. Sometimes for breakfast! But no cobbler crust is THAT pale unless it’s RAW. yuck.
dude that kid’s hot! sorry i’m a teenager but still i would love tiramisu right now:) they are so yummy!
This is Jack on his 17th birthday.
Where’s Gram and Gramps? Crap! Was it not on the schedule to pick them up?
Holy crap, I know this kid. Funnnnny.
Cheer up buddy, only 67 years more to go of … exasperated sigh … life.
🙂 I love this picture!! Anyone who has had to endure a teenager female/male through those years KNOW that face.
God love him he’s a handsome young man and that pout is a classic 🙂
Haha. Are you his mom by any chance? Sounds like “Any takers?” LOL.
Can someone explain how that is lasagna? It definitely looks more like tiramisu.
** Meeeeeen** (sing it)
So Alan and Jake!
Nice work dad, way to represent “old skool” now the kid can really relate
“I told you, Dad, I wanted a FLAT IRON for my birthday (*rollseyes*).”
What’s that giant purple thing in the background (to the right next to the chair)? A deflated balloon?
I have a 14 year old-enough said. I see that face 24/7
My 16 year old nails that face every day.
I think I pouted like this from the age of 14 all the way to 17!
Jess, I bet it went on longer than 17! LOL
I am not ready to see that face on my little girls. It is coming though. It is like being in that dream where you can’t move your arms and legs… as the guy with the axe takes his time slowly walking towards you. Or, did he have a birthday lasagne.
How would you feel if your mom made you Tiramisu for your 17th birthday!..I would have made a face too…Now..I would be happy to have it…it usually has Ameretto in it!
Yo, flock of seagulls, you know why we’re here?
This picture is just painful. I have 3 teenagers. Dad in the photo, I feel for ya.
Right! It makes me want to call my parents and apologize for ever being 17! hahahaha
he seems to have a very nice family. i bet he smiles and hugs his dad in the 25th birthday photo!
Hmm looks more like tiramisu than lasagne.
I agree. I think it’s tiramisu.
ITS A PIE. Gosh. Seriously. Its not that freakin’ hard to figure out. Its his birthday, so theres probably is going to be a cake of some sort, but birthday boy wants pie, so he has a big pie made for him.
What sort of pie comes out of the oven looking like that?! The bit underneath looks like cream and the stuff on top looks like coco powder, it’s got to be tiramisu!
If he really, trully, wholeheartedly wanted pie I think he would be doing a bit more smiling. Given that it is pie in the dish. I must agree, it looks like tiramisu; and yet, he should STILL be smiling. I want giant tiramisu!!
I would be very, very, very, very, very, very, happy if someone made me a giant tiramisu!
Agreed. I would be bowing at my Dad’s feet if he made me a tiramisu that I could dive into like a swimming pool.
How can the poor boy make a wish if there are no birthday candles?
HAHA… well, the mom and dad were probably afraid that if they provided birthday candles, and he made a wish, then they would dissapear… or die
The teenager isn’t being moody. He’s just looking at that stuff in the pan and thinking, “Seriously? What is that stuff? I know Dad went to a lot of trouble, but the man just can’t cook!”
I love all the comments about the lasagna. My dad has had lasagna for his birthday every year for as long as I can remember. I wonder how a 53 would look on top ….
it looks like tiramisu to me :o)
I second that. No lasagna would have brown powder on sprinkled on top unless it is pepper and then..well.. bless you!
Alexander and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
LOVE it !!! lol!!!!
“Whatever. Can I go now?”
Best comment ever!
Poor Dad…he thought lasagna would be great “Bonding time” Looks more like it’s Binding time for poor son.
Cheer up son! One more year amd mum and me are freeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
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