September 4, 2010
Sneaky Mom: "Dinner's ready!"
Me: "What are we having?"
Me: "Mmmm. They look good."
Sounds of chewing, chomping, and general satisfied sounds coming from me and the little brother.
Co-Conspirator Dad: "How do those burgers taste?"
Sidelong glances passed between Mom and Dad.
Me: "They're good!"
Poor chump little brother: "Yeah, good."
Mom and Dad are smirking at each other.
Me: "I don't think so...."
Evil Father: "Good! Cause you're eating Kangaroo burgers!"
Poor chump little brother and I start choking in surprise, faces are turning blue, and breathing is relatively difficult. But at least the parents are having a good ol' laugh at our expense.
On a related note, I picked up a papaya at the store the other day, because I had actually never tried one. I know they are readily available, and not too adventuresome, but I decided it was time I try one. I wasn't sure what to do with it, other than eat it raw, and I wanted to try something different. So I came across a recipe that called for roasting it in the oven, and adapted it to my tastes. It turned out pretty good, but I don't think it will become a favorite fruit of mine.
Roasted Brown Sugar Papaya
1 large papaya, slice in half with seeds removed
1/4 cup brown sugar
juice of one lemon
1/8 tsp ginger
3 drops rum essence