(Strip Number 7200, Original Publication Date, 20 October 1985)
Panel 1: We begin the proceedings with Elly cheerfully stating that supper is ready and she's made another of her trademark (indigestible) casseroles.
Panel 2: John's response is to irritate her by asking what she's disguising this time.
Panel 3: The strip most of Lynn's fans will read starts with Elly handing Mike his plate.
Panel 4: Michael first puts a whole lot of salt on the oddly-coloured mound of something or other that's on his plate.
Panel 5: After that, he pours a whole lot of ketchup on the regrettable food he's expected to eat.
Panel 6: Since Elly put a lot of love (but not much thought or talent) into making said gastro-anomaly, she takes offense and tells him that he didn't even TASTE her lovely food and how he shouldn't dump stuff all over it until he's tested it first.
Panel 7: As John looks on, we see Elly give Mike the hairy eyeball for turning his back on all the love in her great big heart.
Panel 8: John takes a bite of her lovely food and not at all indigestible, horrid-tasting swill.
Panel 9: As he puts a whole lot of ketchup and salt on her horrible cooking, Elly looks gobsmacked and Mike smiles because he's been vindicated.
Summary: This tends to make wonder if the mildly snarky comment I made to a friend about how Elly only started to become a good cook when she broke down and admitted that she needed glasses is more than just a mildly nasty joke at her expense. It also makes me wonder why the notes about the husband who got pissy about leftovers is funny instead of worrying.