She Made Her Girlfriend Cheap Lasagna. Is She a Jerk?

You have the nerve to make the cheap stuff?!?!

What were you thinking?!?!

Yes, folks, that’s what we’re dealing with here…

So is this woman an a**hole for making her girlfriend cheap lasagna?

Check out her story and see what you think.

AITA for making my girlfriend cheap lasagna ?

“I (24F) make a delicious lasagna from scratch that takes hours and lots of money to make. It’s so good that friends and family ask me to make it for them for birthdays instead of getting them a gift.

Last month I decided to make it for my girlfriend (23F); I spent a lot of money on the ingredients and then more than half of the day making the herb infused fresh pasta dough, the ragu, etc…

When she came over, she took a couple of bites and said that she didn’t understand why I spent so much time and money on it because it tasted EXACTLY like the lasagna she would make with canned Panzani bolognese sauce and boxed pasta sheets (not similar, not kinda like, but EXACTLY like it).

My feelings were a lil hurt, but I understand that to each their tastes and I just told her I’m sorry she didn’t like it that much and then kept it pushing and suggested we watch a movie.

Flashforward to yesterday, she was coming over for dinner and I asked her what she wanted to eat and she said “lasagna”. So I popped over to the store and got panzani sauce and pasta sheets to make it because A)- She said my lasagna and the quick made one tasted the exact same, so no need to spend a lot on ingredients and B)- Because even if I had wanted to make my recipe, I wouldn’t have the time since it takes me an entire afternoon, which is why it’s a special occasions thing.

So she showed up at my house, took one bite of the lasagna and then spat it out and said that it tastes different. When I told her I made it how she did, she got really upset at me and said that I wasn’t putting in effort and that she was expecting to have a real meal and not something cheap. I pointed out the comments she made last time, and she rolled her eyes and said she was clearly exaggerating. So then I got upset because wth?

The situation got brought up to our mutual friends, most have stayed out of it but two of them think I’m the a**hole because my gf clearly meant she wanted my “special” lasagna which is why she asked for it as dinner, and that I should have let her known beforehand that I was going to make one using premade sauce etc…

I think it was clear that that’s what I was gonna do cause she literally asked for lasagna 2 hours before coming over, which is not enough time to make the “special” one even if I wanted to.


Here’s what Reddit users had to say.

One reader said she’s NTA and that her lasagna just saved her life!

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Another individual said you just don’t do this about something your partner worked hard on.

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And one Reddit user said it’s time for her to move on from this one.

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