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!
“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.