I asked my mother the other day, "What do you want for dinner? I'll get you anything your little heart desires."
My mother, true to form, radiated the stereotypical motherly vibe: "Don't worry about me. Just make whatever you want, dear."
So I said, "You want a nice cold-cut sandwich?" to which she replied, "I dunno, maybe something warm."
So I racked my brain. "How about some mac and cheese? You love my mac and cheese!"
She said "Maybe something meatier."
I said, "A steak? How about a nice, juicy steak?"
"Too much work, with the knife and the fork and the cutting and the chewing."
Hmm. "Spaghetti and meatballs? Meatballs are meaty!"
"Too round. Maybe something flatter?"

What did my mother want to eat?

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    $\begingroup$ I may be just the only weird person, but what kind of person says: “I'll get you anything your little heart desires.” to their mother? $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 14:54
  • $\begingroup$ cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/… Hmmmmm... $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 16:54
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    $\begingroup$ Is this even a riddle really $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ No riddle tag. It's real. $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 17:22

2 Answers 2



she wanted a hamburger. No cutting, meat, flat, warm. But be sure to make the meat patties square.

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    $\begingroup$ There you go! I made Wendy's-style (square) hamburgers, which is what she wanted all along. $\endgroup$
    – Chowzen
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 16:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Chowzen Are they small enough to eat without chewing? $\endgroup$
    – JBentley
    Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 0:06

Not sure if I'm going at this the right way, but

Meat loaf


It is very meaty, it is warm, it is usually not chewy(depends if your a good cook or not), and a piece can be flat-ish.


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