Tuesday, 5 January 2010

MissM, life coach


MrsM
I thought that I would try something new
with the potatoes.

What do you think?

MissM
So, what's different?

MrsM
Well...I cut them into smaller chunks...

MissM
That
is
not
exactly
breaking
exciting
new
boundaries
in haute cuisine.

Is it?


*****

MrsM hangs her head in SHAME
AND finally accepts that
she has FAILED
in her resolution for 2009
but, UNDAUNTED,
she resolves to TRY AGAIN in 2010.

19 comments:

  1. Is that not more life-taunting than coaching??

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  2. If anyone would EVER cook potatoes for me, I feel certain I would appreciate each chunk of whatever size for its unique qualities and deliciousness.
    In fact, I appreciate the photograph of those potatoes so much I am considering cooking dinner all over again to include potatoes.
    But wait...that would be ME cooking again, wouldn't it?

    May I apply for the job of life coach?

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  3. I don't know --- those potatoes look pretty spectacular to me! (And I'm known for my roast potatoes, I'll have you know).

    N.

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  4. I don't know about the potatoes, but that bowl of olives in your sidebar just made me drool.

    When you regain your passion for cooking, maybe you could drop by and help me regain my passion for...something. Anything. All I want to do is hibernate...

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  5. Ouch! One can always rely on ones offspring to say it as the see it!

    I showed Mark my new bit of knitting and he said - Oh yeah, I saw one like that on price drop TV. Crushed.

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  6. My potatoes have never looked that good! Why change what's already perfect? K x

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  7. I tried Jamie Oliver's tip of crushing half-roasted potatoes with a potato masher "to increase the surface are" so there was more more crispy outside.
    Hubby was not impressed - maybe I was a little too violent with the masher?

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  8. "If it aint broke, don't fix it"................

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  9. Those potatoes look rather wonderful and I'm quite certain they could not be improved.

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  10. ah but Alice the size of potatoes IS very important, neither of my children will eat potato wedges, but if I cut them into cubes and cook them in EXACTLY the same way they get devoured........

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  11. Oh Alice, I sympathise, at this very moment I am writing a shopping list and planning the week's menu, I am trying to think of new things to cook but frankly, changing the shape of my roast potatoes seems to be all my brain can cope with and I'm not even a working mother.

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  12. Have you ever seen someone drooling and clawing at a computer monitor? I can smell them.
    My problem is chronic cookery book fatigue. Does anyone else suffer from that?

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  13. Oh, come on now. At least they didn't come frozen in a bag.

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  14. Children were meant to be seen, not heard.

    Therein, lies the problem.

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  15. Ah ... to be young ...
    Paola

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  16. I have a slightly naughty urge to make you a gently rebellious hat, made of potatoes cut into said small chunks. Perhaps you could wear it at the next roast dinner (served without potatoes). Neither hat nor roasties may be cutting edge but I know which I'd prefer.

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  17. I have the same feeling as Quinn -- if anyone would ever cook anything for me ever I would probably cry. Although, N did make me a pancake the other day. It was good, too. In any case, those potatoes look very delicious.

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