10.18.2005

Mommie gem

I just remembered this one, and since it was my Mom's birthday and all this week, I think it's time to share. (Please remember the ground rules, though: We can talk about our own moms, but not other people's.)

Last Christmas there were more of us in Utah than in Alaska, so my parents and coolboy flew down to see us instead. They stayed at my place and we had a tree and fun was had by all.

I walked into the kitchen one morning to find my mom at the stove, cooking chicken. I looked over and saw that she was cutting the chicken in the nonstick pan with a metal knife and fork. This is my mom, mind you, who is an excellent cook and has really really nice kitchen stuff and knows about nonstick pans.

Me: "Mom . . . are you using a knife that pan?"

Mom: "Uh huh!"

Me: "Okay, see, we don't use metal on our nonstick pans."

Mom: "Oh, you're right, I'm sorry."

Then she paused for a moment in thought.

Mom: "It's good to know you have some standards."

10 comments:

Th. said... [reply]

.

Your reputation is saved.

amyjane said... [reply]

I love your mom more than words can say. Especially since I am now married to a man who cares way more about the Teflon than I ever will. He recently purchased a silicone whisk--like a wire whisk only safe for the pans--to make me stop abusing the pans.
I still have to wonder how things would have turned out had we been born to each others moms. Good thing that all turned out for the right.

Panini said... [reply]

So that's what happened to my pan...

;)

daltongirl said... [reply]

I'm so glad you shared this, because I have long been wondering whether or not you had any standards. I mean, I THOUGHT you did, but since I couldn't see any visible evidence of them, I didn't KNOW. Now I can rest easier with you across the world, doing your clubbing thing, snogging in hedgerows, etc., knowing that you do have standards, even if they only involve cookware. One must start somewhere, after all.

CoolMom said... [reply]

Panini, I promise I didn't hurt your pan.

My favorite thing about those silicone utensils is you can use them in heat up to 550 degrees. So I can cook with them and then just kinda leave it hangin' in the pan and it doesn't get hot and burn me, or worse, melt. Yes, I'm becoming a rather lazy cook. Utensils should serve us, not the other way around.

Cicada said... [reply]

I love me that silicon whisk! Except unfortunately, I bought it and have never used it because I don't often cook things that need to be whisked while cooking. But when I do, you'd better believe I'll be prepared.

Stupidramblings said... [reply]

Just when I was beginning to think you didn't have any standards.

What I want to know is how did your mom find it within herself to visit ALL of my mission apartments and damage the cookware? That must be what happened since EVERYONE knows you don't use a knife on teflon...

R

kristen said... [reply]

I'm so glad you brought this up. I was beginning to think that no one knew this! Thanks to my roommates last year, my teflon pan is ruined. I mean, hello! Do you not see what utensils do to the teflon?

Miss Hass said... [reply]

I love my silicon spatula because I can stir scrambled eggs with them on my teflon pan. Also because it is clear and beautiful.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Th.--Whew! Just in time, too!

AJ--I too wonder about that sometimes, especially when I gear up for a confrontation. ("If only I had more years to observe AJmom's ways!!")

Panini--Aw, dangit. It was my mom's fault! It was my mom's fault!

Daltongirl--it's true, one must start somewhere. And the shower here is almost done, so I'm looking into starting some Bathing & Grooming standards.

Ugh, all you people with your silicon cookware. You make me jealous.

Kristen, now you have Reason #37 for your list of "Why It's Better to Live Alone!"

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