Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Eating Your Hat

TJS Graphic Design Labs
It's easy to create menu magic, to turn even the simplest dishes and dinners into feats of appetizing color and flavorful goodness, when you serve fruits and vegetables that are Freshness Controlled.

Everything is controlled here, all right. The string beans are lying down straight, terrified. The corn-filled tomatoes are strategically placed at each corner, guarding everything, making sure that the hard-boiled eggs don't try to make a break for freedom.

And then there's the pièce de résistance: a Vegetable Hi-Hat.* Yes, here is the phrase "I'll eat my hat " come to life. But do we really want to eat this particular hat, made of "vegetable loaf" and boiled white rice, with cherries and pineapple rings stuck into it, topped with hard boiled eggs? No, we do not. And let's also hope that "menu magic" does not include attempting to pull anything out of this hat.

More hi hats in the kitchen next time - and the hat association in this case is quite bizarre.

*The hi hat here is, of course, a "high hat" and not the cymbal and stand called a hi hat today.


Sherry Baby said...

That looks like something Dr. Seuss would serve for supper.... with green eggs and ham... :o)

Cute but not very yummy...
Love your posts! They are so fun and a great topic of conversation!

Have a great day!

Kath Lockett said...

Oh my.....at first viewing to me it looked like an ancient temple viewed from above.

And maybe, after eating it, you end up being in a position to view it from heaven after dying an agonising death....?

Eric said...

I was thinking of the foot pedal to punctuate the hi hat during the whole post, and then you nailed it on the last downbeat there at the end. *ssssst* <- hi hat sound.