Soup by committee

How many crockpots does it take to screw in a lightbulb?  We have three large crockpots pledged for the school "Thanksgiving feast".

After a lengthy discussion it was decided that both the Pilgrims and Indians would have multi-grain mini Club crackers to go with their soup and apple slices.  Those Pilgrims had it easy.  Kellogg's has ninety-seven kinds of crackers from which to choose.

Sometime after my eye muscle twitch became visible, the group decided to go with cheddar cheese cubes from Sam's Club instead of string cheese aka cheese sticks.  I would be thankful if I never opened another cheese stick for a preschooler to consume in disgusting dangling ways.

Edamame was chosen as the protein component of the soup several meetings back.  Corn and carrots were agreed upon last meeting, along with the veggie broth base.  Today we had a quorum to elect potatoes for thickening the soup. Garlic made the flavoring short list, but celery was voted out.  Peas, tomatoes, and onions were overruled on procedural grounds.

Baa bah humbug, have you any soup?  Yes, sir, yes, sir, three crockpots full. Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,  pease porridge in the pot nine days old.

© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kim said...

And I thought my work meetings were tedious. whew!


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