the dreaded red lentils

16 09 2008

i’m no cook.  oh sure, i fire up the daily dose of pasta and/or rice.  long cooking rice, even.  and i know my way around a poached egg pretty darn well.  but bring something new into the mix and it’s sure to wreak havoc with my daily cooking routine.  enter the red lentils.  first of all, what’s with my attention span these days?  it’s about as long as a gnat’s as*.  and i don’t even know what that means.  it rhymes with “rat’s as*” and i use that expression a LOT, as in “i don’t give a ….”)  i’m blaming hormones.  i blame them for everything.  anyway, while the lentils were in their “bring to a boil” stage in my very favorite go-to pot, the lure of the computer called out to me and i completely forgot about them.  in the bring-to-a-boil stage!!!  until that smell.  that smell.  there’s nothing like the smell of burnt red lentils wafting through the air to bring a gal back to reality.  and the very favorite go-to pot?  well, the white enamel was now a lovely shade of benjamin moore scorched black.  ugh. 

so, i’m in one (of several) of my goodwill haunts, crouching way down to see something on a bottom shelf, when out of the corner of my eye, i spot not one, but two, count ’em, 1, 2, TWO cathrineholm lotus leaf pots.  in minty condition.  for a grand total of 7 bucks!!!!  SOLD.  curse you red lentils!!  you will NOT bring me down!  i’ve got two more chances.  two solid gold chances.




One response

17 10 2008
Team LLD

OK, the funniest thing I’ve ever seen is those culinary disasters of spice cakes…and yes, they are definitely obsene! I can’t stop laughing at them…..HAAAAA!

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