Mar, the same thing happens here quite regularly! I spend four hours in the kitchen making something fabulous and get nothing. Next day I grab something frozen and throw it in the microwave and she tells me how much she likes it. Makes me grumbly.
I got to cook again! Parmesan chicken bundles (with homemade spaghetti sauce using thyme, basil, and oregano from my garden and canned diced tomatoes from my niece’s garden), frozen cauliflower in cheese sauce, and another salad from my garden (buttercrunch lettuce, borage, parsley, and a few of the mixed leaf lettuces that were big enough).