- Elly being filled with despair because her family only likes the simplest of foods.
- John making his smug remark about how if you give a girl enough time, she'll finally come around and cook good food.
- Elly being filled with even MORE despair.
This dish will be to the liking of people who have Kool-Aid flowing through their veins but be spat out by everyone else.
Actually, Ingredient Two is John defensively admitting that he's a simple man who loves the simple things. Everything else holds true, though.
Panel 1: We start off with John, whose eyes are bulged out, explain to Elly, who's holding a dish full of fruit, that it's not that he doesn't appreciate fancy dishes. It should be noted that Farley is in the background heading toward his food dish; this is significant as his need to eat helps prove the point Lynn wants to make.
Panel 2: As she sets the tray down, he says that he likes simple food.
Panel 3: As she pours food into Farley's dish, he says that he could probably eat the same meal every night.
Panel 4: He then says "Surely there are others who agree with me." This leaves her staggered because she can only think of one other family member who could make that claim: Farley.
Summary: That's because housepets are the only 'people' Lynn can think of who would love to have a monotonously-regular diet; the hallmark of the human being is the need for variety. Or, to put it more succinctly, Rod ain't nothing but a hound dog.
ETA: We have a new banner on the homepage: Mike or Liz enjoying him/herself in a cute way. Too bad that we know that Elly is about to show up and start bellowing like the peevish, ignorant fool she is.