Sunday, June 27, 2021

It's Fun to Say

Panel 1: Gladys is stirring something in a big pot on the stove, Wilberforce walks in behind her. Wilberforce: "What are you makin' for dinner, Mom?" Panel 2: Gladys turns around to face Wilberforce. Gladys: "I'm cooking bouillabaisse, I love it, but it's for mature taste buds." Panel 3. Wilberforce: "Oh, good! I love it, too!" Panel 4. Gladys: "Really? I wasn't aware you ever had bouillabaisse. Do you know what the main ingredients are?" Panel 5. Wilberforce: "Uh...I can't think of them right now. What are they, again?" Panel 6. Gladys: "It's basically a seafood stew, with fish, clams, and mussels. Are you still sure you love it?" Panel 7. Wilberforce: "Oh...Well, I guess I love bouillabaisse, except for its main ingredients." Gladys side-eyes the readers with a slight smile on her face.
Now this is a reason to wear that stupid chef's hat, not just making a slightly fancier grilled ham and cheese sandwich. I knew bouillabaisse was a soup/stew type thing. I did not know it was made primarily with seafood ingredients. Yuck. But I'm a 30-something free American. I don't have to eat what I don't like but if you enjoy it, then have at it. More of it for you.

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