Saturday, March 20, 2010
Cooking for Others
So this afternoon, I will be rolling up my sleeves and pulling up my hair to bake a cake. I love baking cakes. I don't do it very often so when I do take the time to bake a homemade cake, it seems more like playing to me. I am not a very good cake baker. My cakes always look like they are going to fall any second while sittting there on the cake platter! It makes everybody hold their breath whenever they walk by it!
I have another preplexing cooking question to ask. Why is it that when you serve 9 people dinner, the only person who would be grossed out by a hair in their beans gets the hair in their beans? Nobody else's dinner has a hair only the person that would be bothered by it! (That is why I am going to pull my hair back this afternoon). I made stuffed pork chops for our family and my brother's family. There were about 15 pork chops, and I had used a toothpick to secure the stuffing in each one of them. I removed all the toothpicks (so I thought). My brother was enjoying his pork chop and then discovered that I had left a toothpick in his. He accused me of trying to kill him. None of the other pork chops had toothpicks. If that wasn't bad eough, I assured him that he wouldn't find any more toothpicks in his meat. Guess what he found just minutes after my proclamation? Yes, he found another toothpick! This was almost the undoing of him...it wouldn't have bothered anybody else sitting around the dinner table that day so why did he choose the one pork chop with 2 toothpicks still hiding inside???!!!
While I can't answer any of my own cooking questions, I have learned to pull my hair back when cooking for other people, and NEVER NEVER use toothpicks when cooking for others. There just isn't any telling what might could happen with that!
grace and peace,