Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Garlic Dinner

There are times in life when people come up with little nuggets of pure unadulterated humour and you just have to laugh - my week has been full of them!  Unfortunately, you really do have to be there for some!

Last night I made Cannelloni for dinner - I don't cook, well actually saying that I do cook.  I cook well.  I just hate it, I would rather stick pins in my eyes and sing the Birdie Song backwards whilst gargling with Caustic Soda (children - do not try this at home - cooking is much safer!)  Anyway, I digress.  I made Cannelloni and it tasted good.  I served it with Spinach and Garlic Ciabatta, lovely.  Cooking does not get tougher than this.  Anyway, I made Cannelloni and I served a plate for me and a plate for Ollie.  He ate all of his and the plate was clean - the sign of a successful meal.  One tme I served Mango Chicken and Lemon Cous Cous, what possessed me I don't know, it was rank and tasted like Lemsip with Marmalade Chicken, not my greatest but that is the gauge I have for my ffod.  It either gets eaten or left on the plate and even the flies won't eat it!  So the meal was a success.  Two hours later, lying on the sofa contented, Ollie turns to me: Did you put garlic in the Cannelloni?  I look puzzled and say: No, Why?  Confused look from Ollie:  Its just that I can taste garlic really badly  I chuckle to myself:  Could have been in the Garlic bread you ate?!  Ollie looks mortified:  I forgot about that!
It was funnier at the time! and then there was the one at wok when a chap came in and said he saw a nice red boat in Ramsgate with lots of chrome and a colleague asked if it was the life boat?  No, he said, it was red and had lots of chrome - it was in the harbour.  I turn round and say off the cuff - You sure it wasn't the Sally Ferry - he was not impressed but everyone else thought it was funny - you really had to be there :)

1 comment:

  1. I've always been a fan of the "You had to be there" moments - they sadly can lose something in the translation, but make you laugh for a long time afterwards!