Saturday, November 10, 2007

Now That's Some Recipe

My wife and I have discovered a source of unexpected humor.

We go to the grocery store once a week. During the week, if anyone notices we're running low on anything, we write the item on a notepad that we hang on the refrigerator with magnets.

Note that this means our shopping lists tend to get written in an almost random order.

Then, when the end of the week comes, all that remains is for us to do a once-over on the list to make sure it has everything we need, and off we go. Usually this once-over involves one of us reading the list to the other and asking, "Now, can you think of anything else we need?"

Well, some time back, one of us got the idea into his or her head (we can't remember who started it) that these random lists, read off rapid-fire like that, actually started to sound a little like sick, disgusting recipes for who-knows-what. It's gotten to the point now that we can't read our own grocery lists without breaking into fits of giggles, as we imagine what horrors will be greeting us at the dinner table when the recipe is complete.

So for example, here is today's shopping list. Read this to yourself, and imagine....
Dishwashing detergent
Baby formula
Tortilla chips
Bar soap
Diced ham
Cheddar cheese
Frozen chicken
Frozen fruit juice
Fresh fruit
Cream of Mushroom Soup all ingredients into a large cauldron, and stir continually until the lumps go away. Occassionally cut loose a wild cackle. ;-)

1 comment:

Chris said...

If you don't have time to stir regularly, just stick it in the oven at 375 for an hour. It ends up with a nice gooey crust that's always a crowd pleaser.