Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mommy?!?

Immersed as we are in our craft-fest this week, Auntie Kathy and I have still managed to come up for air long enough to feed the children. Or, more precisely, I have been pulling kitchen duty, while Auntie continues to toil away on sofa cushions, quilt blocks, and burp cloths. The way we look at it, I have a personal seamstress; and she gets a personal chef.

So! Tonight we all sat down to a delicious dinner of crockroast, mashed potatoes, and buttered green beans. Mid-meal, Auntie Kathy asked, "What cut of beef do you use in the crockpot, anyway?"

"It's a bottom round," I told her. "Chuck is too fatty, and other cuts are too lean." I resumed eating, unaware that Brian was sitting, his fork frozen halfway to his mouth, a quizzical look on his face.



"Who's Chuck?" he asked.



Poor kid - do you think I'm looking as sinister to him as this delicious picture of Helena Bonham Carter?

And should we make him watch the movie?

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12 comments:

  1. It's not like you served Chuck, the fatty. He should be fine.

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  2. You should see if you can get the Angela Lansbury stage version that was taped and shown on PBS years ago. Chuck isn't fatty, he's big-boned.

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  3. Oh, that movie. I knew there would be blood, but not THAT much blood!

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  4. As a child, I struggled every time my mother said she was cooking a rump roast. Bottom round sound eerily similar. Unfortunate names, no?

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  5. Bwahahahaha - I just choked on my coffee.
    The dichotomy between the two images you chose made it even better.

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  6. Oh, the last picture you chose was perfect!!!

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  7. Hi Suburban! Back from vacation and I'm visiting all my pals instead of laundry.

    That, is hysterically priceless. And I was always grossed out, too, when as a child, my mom would say we were having rump roast.

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  8. I HATE Sweeny Todd! Every version I have ever seen, from the local high school production to the movie to the Broadway revival a few years ago, to clips of Angela Lansbury on You Tube. Every version, ever!! Not even Johnny Depp can save this story/play/movie for me. Bad story, too much blood, ick, ick, ick!! Did I mention how much I hate Sweeny Todd?

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  9. i want an auntie kathy...

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  10. Hi!
    Visiting from TWC. And YOu ARE Funny. YES!
    xo
    kate in Michigan

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