The Gleeful Gourmand: When No One's Watching, I Do This In The Kitchen

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When No One's Watching, I Do This In The Kitchen

I know I've been really slow in getting posts out, but it's been a really hectic couple of weeks around our house. In really great news, the girls are finally sleeping through the night. In even better news, my arm has completely healed from the fried green tomato incident and despite liberal use of scar cream, I now have a nice big scar - still resembling Popeye's flexed arm.

Anyway, the other night I was dicing onions finely while I was making Chicken and Dumplings, and I caught myself doing something. When I'm in the kitchen, slicing things and concentrating really hard, I turn my mouth down almost like I'm making a fish face. Now, this fish face is not new to me. I often make it to get a laugh out of Buck, because let's be honest, it's a spectacular fish face. In fact, it's so spectacular that I actually made the fish face at him while we were standing before our Priest getting married to get both of us to stop crying. I had no clue I was actually making it on purpose! In the kitchen!

Which got me thinking about how when I'm working with chocolate, melting it for baking (which is kind of a long process), I stand stirring with one hand balled into a fist on my hip. Like I'm a half-hearted Peter Pan or something. I don't do this for anything else.

So what about you readers? Care to confess anything weird you do knowingly or unknowingly in the kitchen? Share them in the comments, but please, keep it clean. And in the meantime, here's a conversation between Buck and I tonight that may ring true for many of you as well (I hope):

Buck: I really want to get a mandolin to slice things like sweet potatoes thinner.
Me: No! We cannot get a mandolin.
Buck: Er, okay, why not?
Me: Because then I'd be tempted to use it and I'll end up slicing all my fingers off.
Buck: There's the confidence I love!


Kristen said...

I actually did slice my hand open using a mandolin. but honestly, one of the most useful tools i have in my kitchen.

Jenna said...

Ack! I know - Buck told me about that, and I used it as further proof that I shouldn't be let near one. I was all, "Hey, if someone as non-accident prone as Kristen sliced her hand open using one, imagine what would happen to me!" (Welcome home, by the way!)

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