Wednesday, April 09, 2008

WFMW-Kids Kitchen Glossary

Here's a handy list of terms that you may have thought you were familiar with. Upon sitting down to dinner with children, you may find these terms have a different meaning. For instance:

Boil: The point a parent reaches upon hearing the automatic "yuck" before a food is even tasted.

Casserole: Combination of favorite foods that go uneaten because they are mixed together.

Evaporate: Magic trick performed by children when it comes time to clear the table or wash dishes.

Fat: Microscopic substance detected visually by children on pieces of meat they do not wish to eat.

Frozen: Condition of children's jaws when spinach is served.

Kitchen: The only room in the house not used when eating crumbly snacks.

Macaroni: Material for a collage.

Measuring cup: A kitchen utensil that is stored in the sandbox.

Napkin: Any worn cloth object, such as shirt or pants.

Nutrition: Secret war waged by parents using direct commands, camouflage and constant guard duty.

Refrigerator: A very expensive and inefficient room air conditioner.

Thirsty: How your child feels after you've said your final "good night".

Vegetable: A basic food known to satisfy a child's hunger-but only by sight.

-As copied from a slip of paper in the back of a hand-me-down church cookbook ca. 1943

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