Monday, November 19, 2012

More Than Just A Simple Rutabaga Story - PART 1

       What is 'The Butler' you ask?! :-) Well, 'The Butler' is what today's blog post was "suppose" to be about!...I saw it on the front page of Etsy and fell in love!...It's a wall mounted place to put a wallet, your keys, your glasses, and all your other personal items that you find yourself looking for like a crazy person every time you're in a hurry to leave the house!..."Yeah, I'm talking to YOU, hubby!" ^_^ ...What a great idea 'The Butler' is, huh?!!! 
        It even has a routed out section in the backside, where you can put your charger or extension cord in case your mounting area on the wall is not next to an outlet! (You can see it's other uses in the description in the shop)...How cool!...Hubby is forever looking for his keys and saying: "Where did I leave my wallet?" If he had 'TheButler' maybe he wouldn't have to think about that anymore!...Although, for me and my hubby, 'The Butler' might have to come with a reminder to actually put the keys and wallet IN or ON it!! ^_^ Our memory chips aren't performing like they used to when we were young 'whippersnappers'! LOL

       ANYWHO!...My story today is not really about a wall mounted personal butler. My story is about a rutabaga, and a man...a cooking man....'MY' cooking man! :-]...Here Goes!...Hubby had never made rutabagas before...

      You do know what rutabagas are, right?!...The rutabaga is a 'root vegetable that originated as a cross between the turnip and the cabbage', says Wikipedia. They can be cooked and used in all kinds of ways. My favorite being to cut off the skin, chop it up, boil it in broth, add seasonings and butter, and mash it up like mashed potatoes.  YUM!
      I hadn't had them for a while, so I asked hubby to pick one up from the store. He did...I was expecting him to come back with two or three that looked sorta like this...

      ...but instead he came back with one HUGE rutabaga, the size of a soccer ball!! O_O...Organic produce!!...Anyway, I had to cut it up for him. Well, I didn't HAVE to...but I had visions in my head of a 3-fingered man, blood running down his arm, and a fast dash to the emergency room!...and I decided to avoid that whole fiasco, and cut it up for him! ^_^
       He washed the chopped up rutabaga, got a big pot...sorta like the size of this one...

           ...and put the rutabagas on to full steam! He was a cooking fool! You could have called him 'Chef Rutabaga'! :-))

        A few minutes later, with the rutabagas still boiling away, he decided to warm up the rest of the dinner in the microwave, so that everything would be nice and hot together. But therein lies the problem...You see, our stove and microwave set up is like this...

        O_O Can you see what the problem might have been?!....Next thing I knew, hubby ran into the bedroom where I was on the computer updating something in my shop, and said: "Uh Oh! We have a problem!" O_O
        Oh how I hate those words!...Come to find out the microwave was smoking, and the smell of plastic or something burning was wafting all through the house....*sigh* O_O

        I felt like cat when crow cooked him dinner!! O_O ...It was a harrowing experience!...Thankfully the microwave was unplugged immediately, the fans were employed to pull the smoke out of the house, a call was made to repair people, and after a little coughing and so forth....we're still alive!! :-)
    But UNFORTUNATELY that's not the end of the story...*sigh...Part 2 of the story tomorrow...and it's not a fun part 2! O_O In fact, it's freaking me out a bit!!.....Tomorrow, People! Have a good rest of this one!

 For all the Mondays

For all the Mondays that come around,
and all the Fall leaves gently falling down;
For all the wet soil, caked and brown,
and all the worms it must have drowned;

For all the honking, and chatty sound
from all the folks scurrying round the town;
For aching feet and hearts that pound;
and lists and nerves to be unwound;

For bags and keys that hit the ground,
when well-tired bodies fall in a mound;
For deals and prices that do astound,
and all well worth it, pound for pound;

For all the Mondays that come around,
and all the weekends gone with a frown;
For adjectives needed, not just a noun,
Much thanks to Mondays that come around.


  1. Oh boy, I'm glad you're OK but I'm thinking the microwave isn't? We just bought a new stove and micro that goes above it...just like the set up we have now and like your set up. Our microwave works but the exhaust fan and the underlight don't and the repair guy said it was the computer chip and it would be cheaper to buy new than to fix. We found a good deal at Home Depot so next week all should be installed. The old stove will be put into the apartment over my hubby's office. So all will be good. Hope your part 2 isn't too scary! Take care!

    1. Thanks, Yaya....Yes, I'm okay. The rest of the story that shows that it may be that I only THINK I'm okay, coming today! :-)) By the way, my issue may not be a computer chip!!! O_O

  2. Ooo I like that chef print. I can almost see that hanging in my kitchen.


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