Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Queen's Meme No. 3 ~ The Culinary Meme

Welcome back to the 3rd edition of The Queen's Meme. Each week the type of meme will change; sometimes silly, sometimes serious, but always fun! Enjoy your time in the castle.
And remember, don't end up in the dungeon.

The Cooking Meme (What Is The Meaning of Thyme and Other Deep Questions) Please join us.
Contrary to popular belief, the Queen has been known to accidentally cook something edible. Although I've given the gift of food poisoning to a boyfriend or two in the past, I actually made the food you see here. Don't ask me how 'cause I could never do it again. I made up the recipe and lived to tell it. Welcome to my Kitchen of Culinary Delights! Dinner is at eight.

1. If you could put thyme in a bottle, what is the first thing that you'd like to do?

Only thyme will tell.

2. Do eggs really crack or do they merely have a nervous breakdown?
I sent mine to the laboratories of Schuster and Scheister for a thorough embryonic cell research analysis. The diagnosis was appalling! They told me that the first six in any dozen are usually crack babies - they, unfortunately, really crack. The others just go to Six-Step Programs
Who knew?!

3. Why are you whipping the butter? What did it ever do to you?

You were sent by the PETA (People For Equal Treament of Margarine and Oleo Association) weren't you?

4. Do your spoons spoon in the drawer? Have you ever noticed? And more importantly, if wooden spoons spoon do they get splinters?

**Mimi girl, you really have an overactive imagination. Maybe you should take a pill for that.** Wait wait......My spoons are special. They met on a dating site. Are they little spoons or big spoons? Size matters in the spoon world. Is this a first date? Is the drawer open or closed? Has there been an exchange of phone numbers? Is alcohol involved?! I need more information if I'm going to counsel my virgin spoons on the fine art of mating. We don't just spoon with anyone here ya know.

5. You hear: "Dumpling, my Dumpling, come hither." The candles are lit, the fondue is dipping, the Godiva is pouring, the scallions are steaming and the music is playing.....but wait, the windows are open.
Why did you close them?

I didn't want the neighbors to see me stir the dumpling.
I'm gonna dump him tomorrow.

6. Do you need a recipe to cook or are you a bohemian chef? Show us your reckless and wild side in the kitchen. Don't have one? Here's a recipe I made just for you: You will need a spatula, a whisk, a gallon of Chardonnay, a banana and a rump roast. What is the name of your dish?

Her name was Rhonda Rump. She helped me with my recipe called The Queen's Royal Truffle. After gently seasoning the beef with a Chardonnay-dipped spatula and whisking the banana into a smashed frenzy of mush - I drank the rest of the wine and asked Rhonda if I could borrow her shoes. (If I drank it first I'd pass out and never get any cookin' done ya see)

Am I wearing a cute little chef's hat too?

7. After dinner, the dishes are so dirty that the dishwasher refuses to wash them. What did they say to get in hot water? They cursed the Queen for writing this horrid meme.

8. Is your pot black? My pots are black. My pans are white. We are an interracial kitchen.

9. What is the sexiest spice or condiment in your cabinet?
What makes it so?
They're all pretty scandalous but I'm partial to the Virgin Olive Oil. Is that a spice?
I soak my hair in it once a month. Seriously. Want shiny hair? It's fabulous!

10. How much crock is really in your crock pot?
You can never have enough crock when writing a blog.
My crock over-floweth.

See what I mean?


jennifer said...

"We are an interracial kitchen." Love it! I have red pots - between us we have the colors of the world (almost).

You really do use Olive oil on your hair? I have been thinking of applying a hot oil treatment on my daughter's hair. I wonder if olive oil would be better. Your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

LOL..an interracial kitchen is a riot. And dang it we have one of the same answers...Great minds me thinks :) You will note, Your Highness, how well behaved I have been with this comment :)


Me thinks my Queen has bats in her belfrey!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

"Only thyme will tell." is classic Queen. Very funny, lady...

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

LOL @ the first six in any dozen are usually crack babies. Priceless :D

Your crock really does over-floweth!

Kitten said...

Olive oil is super for the hair. I use it myself.

By the way, dear Queen, what do I have to do to get myself out of the dungeon?

Lorielle said...

Great tip on the Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

Charles Gramlich said...

NOw I'm very hungry. It's off to have sushi.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jennifer - Yes. I really do. Here's what you do:

Shampoo as usual using no conditioner.
Towel dry until damp.
Use 1 cup of olive oil for long hair (1/2 cup for shorter hair) working it in from roots to tip.
Wrap your head in plastic wrap (I leave this part out and proceed to the next step 'cause it's too hot)
Wrap your head in a dry towel turban style over the plastic wrap (I just use the towel but to each his own)
Leave the towel on for a couple of hours and let your natural body heat work with the oil in your hair.(This is where the plastic wrap maintains the heat better but that's too uncomfortable for me so I just use a towel)
You can go out and sit in the sun or actually use a lamp to sit under. I just go about my business as usual and the body heat seems to work just as well.

After an hour (I leave it in for 2 hours) rinse thoroughly until you feel no oily residue. Shampoo again (but do not condition)
Shampoo until it's all gone and squeaky clean.

This treatment is better than salon and lasts a month. Hair is shiny and no-frizz.

I also put it on my skin.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thom - I did notice. The dungeon is really getting to you isn't it.....I'll be over to read and see if you're nice to me.

Mimi Lenox said...

LadyHighTower - What makes you say that??!

Have you been talking to Thom?

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - Thank you, Sir.

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - It wasn't nice of me to call them such. They're just little embryos ya know.

Crockful on the blog? That's me.

Mimi Lenox said...

Kitten - There is no escape for you at the moment. I am contemplating your fate. Perhaps an apology? It might save you from the dreaded rack.

Mimi Lenox said...

Lorielle - It works. Really.

About Me said...

Mime, you are too good at these memes.

"My spoons are special. They met on a dating site." This one was my favorite.

You are a whiz with your answers.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - You mean you don't want to stay and inquire about the treatment for your hair conditioning?

Just like a man.
Fine! Go have sushi.

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - Thank you. I thought this took a lot of pondering (a little challenging) and I wrote the questions! I wonder how the other players felt......

Kimber said...

Wild questions, but I had fun with them!

Loved your answers! Crack babies-LOL

Xmichra said...

I once lathered my skin in olive oil for great skin. I ended up burnt to a crisp and my dog i swear was looking at me like some kind of treat baked just for her. it was very creepy.

Great answers!

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Great answers (liked the spoon one especially) though if virgin olive oil's so sexy how come it's still a virgin? Oops. Sorry for questioning your choice. If you want to put me in your dungeon along with Lynette and, no doubt, your dirty dishes, then that's fine by me.

The Gal Herself said...

Wherever did you find Rhonda Rump? She reminds me of that blonde who used to co-host the Tea Time Movie with Johnny Carson!

I gave this a shot because you are my queen and my idol in all things. Since I know NOTHING, nada, zip, zilch about cooking, I don't know how successful I was. But I live to serve.

Bond said...

no no no sorry...I read COOKING MEME and Queen Mimi in the same sentence and I had a breakdown...

Anonymous said...

Be sure you tell your spoons not to go forking around. That will only lead to unwanted sporks.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Very funny. I loved Rhonda Rump! Can she be my cook?

I should have thought of Virgin olive oil. As I don't know anythink about spices I looked down the list and found one.

Nessa said...

LOL, reading all the answers posted I think ALL our crocks overfloweth.

As for the olive oil, I do that twice a month because I straighten my hair and I agree, it's magnifique!

Mimi Lenox said...

Kimber - They were intentionally wild. Thank you! I enjoyed your answers as well.

Mimi Lenox said...

Xmichra - NO NO NO do not go out in the sun after putting it on your skin. JENNIFER! Did you hear that? No sun after skin. Yikes.

I hope you didn't get too burnt. Wow.

Mimi Lenox said...

Eerie - I did indeed put the two of you in the dungeon together. Isn't it romantic?
How do you like it thus far?

Allie said...

I loved your answer to number 5:
"I didn't want the neighbors to see me stir the dumpling.
I'm gonna dump him tomorrow."

I loved all your answers - they're always so silly and amusing =)

Mimi Lenox said...

Vinny - Have you recovered? Didn't you notice my lovely dish at the top of this page? I framed the picture and everything.

Mimi Lenox said...

Mejis - So that's how I got the sporks. We need birth control in the kitchen drawer.

Mimi Lenox said...

Nessa - Your hair is lovely! I love the olive too.

Mimi Lenox said...

Allie - I did aim for silly and amusing, so thanks!

Jamie said...

Love your meme and your answers. I always used mayonaise. Virgin Olive Oil sounds much more appetising.

Julia Smith said...

My crock overfloweth, too, Mimi. Love your picture of the egg examiner. LOL!

Travis said...

I'm sorry I've fallen behind with participating in this meme. May I please keep my liberty from the dungeon?

There are dance posts to be written and Friday Feets adventures to find.

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