Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Amazing Juggling Cow

Another installment from the Betty Crocker New Cooking for Two Cookbook [1972].

Ta daaaaaaaaaa! What a talented cow! But you may ask: why is the cow juggling? For that, let us look to the menu.

Roast Beef au Jus
Browned Potatoes
Tomatoes Vinaigrette
Hot Rolls
Ice Cream with Raspberry-Currant Sauce

I present two options. You may choose your favorite, or come up with a different one.

1. The cow is super pleased to be a part of dinner! It is juggling the side dishes to show its pride and satisfaction at finally realizing its life purpose. "Hooray!" the cow exclaims. "I will be the freshest most succulent delicious part of this meal. I have been eating extra food and taking many naps so that my flesh might be highly marbled and tender, that I may please the humans who shall partake of me."

2. "Look! Look! I can juggle! I can juggle, see? See? You can't eat a juggling cow, can you? Can you? I'm ever so entertaining!" "No. We will eat you because you are delicious." "But I stepped in my own poop today! And I've just hooved all the side dishes! Now they are fouled with poop. So you can't eat me after all I guess! Ha ha!" "Hm. That is true. We cannot eat poop rolls. We will just have to make do with what's left." "Yes! Yes! WAIT." *snick blurble*

Oh, you silly jolly cow!


Nonna Beach said...

Hands down #1 since I don't want to think the cow I'm eating ever stepped in poop ( even though I've heard poop happens )

Have a great Thanksgiving !

Jana said...

Thanks! You too. Today is pie making day!

Nonna Beach said...

I'm taking the easy way out with pies this year...Mrs. Smith is baking mine...I am so ashamed !

Linda said...

Jana, I've been lurking on your blog for a while and finally got around to figuring out how to leave a comment. I enjoy reading the recipes and comments and surely do appreciate that dry sense of humor.....not sure if that is from the lincoln or thiesfeld side of the family but many of us seem to have it. (Aunt Linda)

Jana said...

Thanks, Aunt Linda! Good to hear from you. :D