Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Risotto and other matters

I regret to report that
The Young Academic is in trouble.

When he asked if I could
join the party going to the pub
I explained that it was impossible
because I was going home to make MrM
my famous Courgette Risotto

The Young Academic expressed his admiration
and innocently asked
"What are you planning to make next for MrM...
your Famous Nut Roast?"?

At this point everyone looked aghast
and the Quiet Academic blushed rose-red.
The Young Academic beat a hasty retreat
to the sound of my laughter.

One day he will join up
his brain with his mouth.
One day....


  1. May I have the recipe for the Famous Nut Roast, please?

  2. Poor Young Academic. I have a touch of the same disease myself.

  3. I've been looking for a good nut roast recipe for years. Do share.

  4. Am I the only one who doesn't get this? Is it meant to be rude? Sorry.

  5. I feel very silly now...

  6. As one who tends to engage my mouth before my brain I have every sympathy with the young academic... and hope he doesn't change!

  7. I don't get it either. Oh dear.

    In my defence, I have had a lot of Lemsip today and it may be affecting my cognitive function.

  8. As General McAuliffe said to the rather bemused German interpreter requesting his surrender at Bastogne in December 1944 "Nuts !". Not sure how he translated that

  9. Hmmm . . . and then again perhaps not, some people never seem to make that connection and are perennially in trouble, which makes life amusing as we all recognize the infinite possiblities for "foot in mouth" disease in our own conversations!

  10. Liz in Missouri (USA)November 21, 2012

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! What more can I say?

  11. The Young AcademicNovember 21, 2012

    Thank you all for your kind words and sympathies. It really is a terrible affliction. I do take some consolation, however, from that fact that I didn't refer to MrM's pickled walnuts. Now that would have been embarrassing!

  12. this looks delicious!!! recipe?

  13. For the risotto, not so much the nut roast or the pickled walnuts. I'll leave that for men to sort out!

  14. I have to admit it - i don't get it either.

    It may be just because I work in hospital and banter is generally ruder than 'nut roast'. :)


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