July 30, 2006
Household Cooking


Ellen, to me: "Could you come here and stir this? I need to answer the door."

Me: "Ok."

We're in the middle of... "seasonal" cleaning, which nowadays means an almighty shedding of the previous season's toys. We give them away to charities and other deserving folk. Which is why Ellen answered the door.

So I'm stirring chicken and onions on the stovetop, trying not to dump any of it into the burner. At first I concentrated quite fixedly at this task, sort of a clutzy terminator with a wooden spoon. Eventually though, I noticed something. Something... colorful...

Ellen, coming back up the stairs: "Well that's a happy family!"

Me: "Umm. Ellen? Why is the chicken... blue?"

We both peered down into the frying pan. Sure enough, certain pieces of chicken were spotted with a quite pretty shade of cerulean blue.

Ellen: "That? That?" I looked significantly at her. "Oh that," and here she did a wave-off that would do Jack Benny proud, "that's nothing to worry about."

I'm not sure what's worse. The blue chicken, or the fact that I accepted the wave off without question. You see, Olivia has recently been involved with finger painting. Using Ellen's cutting board.

Oh well, the stuff's non-toxic, right?

Posted by scott at July 30, 2006 05:27 PM

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well, non-toxic != tastes good.

guess you'll have to let us know if it's a good seasoning or not.

Posted by: ron on July 30, 2006 06:08 PM

but have you actually _tried_ any of Olivia's play-do creations? :-)

Posted by: MikeJ on July 31, 2006 01:36 PM

Uhmm - no. The last time that anything Olivia has touched came anywhere near my mouth was when I looked over and saw her entire hand in my wineglass. Seeing as I was a bit inebriated at the time and concerned with not committing a party foul, I drank the wine anyway.

After several days in the ICU recovering from the bubonic plague/turberculosis combination she gave me, I learned. Ohhh did I learn.

Never get baby germs.

Posted by: ron on July 31, 2006 03:13 PM

Our child's germ-fu is strong!

Posted by: scott on July 31, 2006 03:26 PM

Hasn't she managed to put everyone of us down for a few days so far?

Posted by: ron on July 31, 2006 04:41 PM
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