Out of Context.

Oh dear.  The Food Network Channel has sucked me back into it’s inescapable vortex.  It contains two of my favorite things: visual instructions and hilarious one-liners.

How do I mean?  Well, in the moment, these cooks forget that there’s a world of other matters out there.  They get so consumed by their work in the kitchen that sometimes reality gets a little lost.

So if I poke a little fun, please know that I do not mean to be mean-spirited.  In fact, picking out quotes here and there has been a pastime of mine since I carried my “quote journal” around in high school.  And as you all know, I’m not pointing any fingers that I wouldn’t point right back at myself!

Barefoot Contessa:

“S’mores cheers!  To the new baby! This is one of life’s lessons that Carter has to learn: you’re never too old for s’mores.”

Now why have I never seen that in the parenting books!?  I would have hated to have deprived Bennett of one of life’s important lessons.  Thanks, Ina.  You’re more than a chef; you’re a guru.

“Well, it’s Friday night, so it’s gotta be chicken.”

Oh.  I didn’t realize.

“Nobody wants soggy goat cheese.”


“Coconut cake.  Just the thing for an afternoon on the water.”

Do you have a different life manual than I do?

“One of the things I never do at a party is serve, like, a million hor d’oeuvres.  One really nice thing with a drink is all anybody wants.”

Hmmm, but what about, like, a million hor d’oeuvres with a drink?  Meet me in the middle, Ina.

“It’s gonna be really good with a daiquiri.  But then, what wouldn’t be good with a daiquiri?”

Egg drop soup.


  1. January 14, 2013

    Agreed, egg drop soup + daquiri. = Bleh!!

  2. January 14, 2013

    Egg drop soup! 😀

  3. January 14, 2013

    nor would coconut cake on the water taste good with a daiquiri….

  4. January 14, 2013
    Lisa E

    Bwahahaha 😀

  5. January 16, 2013
    Jason C.

    So true. Thanks for the laugh.

  6. January 16, 2013

    Ha! I enjoy watching Ina’s show as well. She never shies away from heavy cream, frequently incorporates an alcholic beverage and tops it all off with a fresh floral arrangement. It is WASP entertainment at it’s finest 🙂 I agree, they have a different life manual. I think Jeffrey is the author.

  7. January 23, 2013

    Bah ha ha! I really like Ina. I want her life manual. In her own little blissful world, cooking up a storm, talking to herself here and there. 🙂 hmmmmm.

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