Tuesday, December 28, 2004

the power of green sugar sprinkles


"vegetarian spicy potato & nut terrine is not a factor for you. "

wowee! today, we received gifts from two out of three cookied neighbors: a cute snoopy thank-you card and yummy candle from carlos [from the aqua-trimmed house just south] and a bottle of red in a sparkly wine bag from the young couple two houses north. we were so pleasantly surprised!

sugar cookies also have a magical property of cancelling out experiences eating turnips and vegetarian fear factor rat-o-matic loaf. you can read more about it here. honest, mom: your outstanding cooking skills are no match for the evil that lurks inside the turnip. see, i tried making a proteinful veggie entree using a recipe in this british [should have been warning enough] vegetarian cookbook we received from some very good friends. my poor meat-eating family made a very brave show of gobbling it down with comments like, "interesting" and "actually pretty good" when, truthfully, it was cack. way, way worse than turnips.

2 comments:

Di said...

Hmmm....fabulous sugar cookies paving the way to possible BBQ friends during the Summer.....perhaps?

They were quite wonderful - you are the master.

Turnip suck. The nut loaf - well - it was OK but not to do over again.

p said...

not too sure about the bbq action. carlos's wife [we still don't know his last name or the names of their kids] doesn't speak english well but did offer us a nice big fat steak shishkabob one day. we felt like total yuppy scum being like, 'we don't eat meat -- saaree!'

the people at the set-back house are nice but a little weird -- not 100% sure i'd wanna spend all that much time with them. herman purposely doesn't mow a 3'x3' square of grass so he can call it his 'island of sanity'... whoops.

the likeliest candidates are hiram and victoria, the young couple two houses north. they seem pretty affable.