I was making grilled cheese sandwiches for J when I got distracted and completely burned the bottoms of the two sandwiches. I peeled them apart and stuck them together, making a charred cheese sandwich. I jokingly presented it to J and said, “Sorry it’s a little crispy.”

He didn’t bat an eye, took it, and bit into it. After he chewed it up, he said, “It’s wonderful. You should cook it longer, though.”