Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hilarity ensues

"Boy," I thought, munching on one of the blanched sugar snap peas I had brought in my lunch, "these are tough. Maybe they are going out of season or something? I did buy them from an unfamiliar vendor..." After struggling with the too-fibrous pods of a couple more, I gave up and decided to shell them, making a decent-sized mess to get to the tender interior peas.

"Gee," I thought, struggling to shell an especially intractable petit pois pod for dinner, "these are tough to shell." I reached for another equally-difficult pod, and had struggled through about five of them when it finally dawned on me what had happened. Of course, in my morning rush, I'd blanched the petit pois and put them in lunches, and I was now trying to shell sugar snap peas.

It's this kind of subtle hilarity that makes live worth living, really.

2 comments:

howardeb said...

I just came across your blog about a week ago, and have been enjoying reading all of your posts. Funny you should write about a silly cooking mistake you made. I just wrote a post about some of the boneheaded mistakes I've made in the kitchen.

~Eddie
http://culinarystudio.wordpress.com

anna said...

Thanks Eddie. I have to say, reading your oops post, I admire your tenacity in making those onions into a paste - it must have taken forever. I am not a huge fan of chunky onions in recipes, so I probably would prefer your accident version!