Tuesday, May 6, 2008

When You're Making Supper Always Make Sure You Open The Correct Side Of The Spice Container

If you open the wrong side of, say, the ground black pepper, for example, do not try to  save the gravy.

It is impossible, after giving the pepper shaker a shake, to scoop the quarter cup of pepper that comes out, from the top of the gravy.

Paper towel dragged along the pepper strewn surface likewise, (although removing quite a lot of surface pepper) does not remove enough pepper to make it edible.

Unless you're made of tougher stuff than I.

Or you desire to completely cleanse your sinuses.

Or remove your tonsils without surgery.

If you should, hypothetically, ruin the gravy with too much pepper...

It's good to have a packet of  McCormicks' gravy mix in the pantry.

It's also good to know that your family won't die of malnutrition if you should, in theory, serve them Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes and powdered gravy for supper.

It is, however, slightly irritating for no one to miss the "real" gravy... and for all the male persons present at the table to choose "fake" potatoes over the "real" baked ones...


  1. Oooh.. my husband did that, with the large jar of taco seasoning.

    He gave the jar a good thud on its bottom with the wrong flap open.

    I think I had vegetarian tacos that night. ;)

  2. My dad did that, with the pepper, when he was 'secretly' trying to doctor up some chili I had made. It wasn't a secret for long when we went to eat it and our mouths were on fire! After that I actually taped the spoon side shut because we never used it anyway!

  3. I like strong gravy. I'd probably call it just right.

    Yeah, those instant potatoes are pretty good. I'll side with the men.

  4. I think it's more of a choice between mashed and baked, i betcha if you had fake mashed and real mashed, the real mashed would have gone faster. Likeise with fake baked vs. real baked, tho i can't imagine the horror of a fake baked potatoe. Hopefully we never get there as a society.