12.25.2007

Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen

Every year, my mother, eternal optimist extraordinaire, buys me kitchen-related gifts, which I love because it's like she's keeping that glimmer of hope alive that someday I might become a great chef...er, not burn down the kitchen. (Nope, that was not a run-on sentence).

Observation of the day: why do spice racks come with unalphabetized bottles of spices? Who can cook under such chaotic conditions?

Post-baking-script: every try making "pecan ball" cookies while getting sloshed on white wine and listening to Clancy Brothers? No? Let me save you the trouble, 'cause you'll just wind up with chunky pecan oblong-ish shapes with wayyyyy too much sugar.

4 comments:

Darren said...

I am thinking maybe you should put out a ramen cookbook, or maybe a guide on what wine goes well with microwave meals. You probably would make a fortune.

junquedujour said...

NICE photo CQ!

I have never owned a spice rack and hope never to own one :) but, I love to play in the kitchen. Unfortunately, the malemate is starting to think he owns the kitchen these days -- I may have to butcher him.

Say Anything said...

Silly Darren: everyone knows white wine from the box goes with EVERYTHING! ;)

B: small, bite-size pieces of malemate will give you more versatility in recipes...

junquedujour said...

CQ - you would not believe how often portions of the movie 'fried green tomatoes' plays in my mind.