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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Remembering With Charred Meat

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope the weather is faring better around you to throw some meat on the grill. Why we honor our fallen soldiers with a weekend dedicated to barbecue is beyond me, but if we must, we'll go all the way.

We're gonna grill LAMB, baby!

Well, that's the plan when it stops raining, anyway.

We're taking instructions from this guy:


That's chef Fabio Viviani. Don't knock it - Zuki loves his cooking. Enough to the point the kid wants to go to culinary school. "My son, the chef." I could live with that. He's no engineer that's for sure. This is his idea of a "thinking cap."

Butt Head (that's underpants he's wearing)

Not to worry - the pants are clean. But in this picture, he is going commando. Apparently, he changed into his pants before putting on the underpants, so naturally, it had to go on his head. Perfect logic to be a chef, don't you think?

As far as raising logical kids goes, I'm batting oh-for-two, because Samu's fashion statement is "accessorize with Angry Bird band aids". Any boo-boo will do. Like a split lip?


I'm not expecting much, after all, Zuki asked me the other day what kind of name is ATM?

"ATM?"

"Yes, in the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy calls that old woman, ATM!"

Chef.

Chef material, I tell you.
 
And what do you know, it looks like the sun is making an appearance after all. Time to fire up the grill. And marinade the cook.

Enjoy your holiday and remember those who made it possible.

15 comments:

  1. I had to think about ATM for five full minutes. That kid is brilliant!

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    1. Can he list you on his references? Your statement's going to come in handy one day.

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  2. Okay, let me in on the ATM joke, please?!

    Lamb, you say. Sorry, Lady Namzola, I'll have to pass. But if you have any pork, I'll jump on the 10:30am direct flight from Kuwait to JFK with Kuwaiti Airways right now. Are you able to pick me up at the airport later this afternoon?

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    1. Ironically, it was an Afghani Kebab house that really turned me onto lamb. Now, it's my favorite red meat. I'd pick you guys up at the airport anytime - but first I need to get a car.

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    2. You know, we're actually spending the night @JFK mid August,. before catching an early flight back across the pond the next morning. Any pointers on mastering JFK airport?

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  3. Aunt Em = ATM? Not sure, I admit I googled it. :)

    The Angry Bird band aids would be a sure hit with my two girls too, except I haven't seen any of these here yet.

    I missed your Butt Head! Glad he could join us now.

    Happy Memorial Day!

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    1. By George, you've got it! "Auntie Em, Auntie Em!" How in the world did you Google it if you didn't know her name? You must rock at your job.

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  4. That's too funny! I love the little bits of magic that kids say.

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    1. Yes, it's sad when they start making sense. Ha, ha!

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  5. It DOES sound like Dorothy is saying ATM!!! ATM!!!!! Smart kid! I had lamb today at the lebanese restaurant- I normally don't like it- but maybe my problem is that we haven't tried it grilled! The undies on the head? I've seen a post where a kid turned his into a super hero mask- If your kid does that, you must blog it. :)

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    1. Hmmm, underpants-superhero-mask? That gives me an idea on how to recycle outgrown skivvies!

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  6. Auntie Em and I go way back, so the ATM thing? Very cool, and I totally understood why Zuki'd think that. My sister had me convinced for an embarrassing number of years that she was a member of the Lollipop Guild.

    And I've got a secret crush on Fabio. I'm a Top Chef junkie (ironic considering I can't cook), and Fabio's accent makes me all mushy inside.

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    1. Ah-HA! That's why the little tyke wants to be a chef! It's for the Ladies. Maybe he'll need to look when he's cutting.

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  7. I loooove the Wizard of Oz. I'd never thought about the ATM thing but that's hilarious!

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    1. One day - one of your students will ask you the same thing. By the way, my response was, "wouldn't you call ATM from another country?"

      He didn't get it.

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