Yesterday I was in the kitchen. Today I’m steering clear because my children are cooking. Keep in mind that these are adult children. This is what I’m hearing.
1. “Uh, Mom, I was supposed to separate the eggs and whip the whites. But I’ve already mixed the eggs in. What do I do?”
2. “What does soft peaks mean?”
3. “Can I immerse the wafflemaker into the sink to wash it?”
4. “Hey, I can fix a measuring mistake by using modular arithmetic. Cool.”
(FYI: I use math when I alter a recipe too, but I call it “addition and subtraction.”)
5. “Uh, Mom, I was making crepes, and, well, looked at the wrong recipe. I’ve got a bowl full of flour tortilla dough.”