Love can be a hot topic at any age.
Let’s listen in on octogenarians Adeline and Jack discuss their latest attempts at how to make one of their favorite meals.
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
This week is about love, eating, and hot topics…
A Hot Topic
Too much heat, Jack shook his head.
You said it was too sweet, Addie insisted.
No, Addie, I said set the oven to 350. You don’t listen.
Oven? You said fry it. We always fry it.
You always fry it. I bake it.
Bake it? Jack, you asked me how my mother makes it.
Why are we talking about your mother at a time like this?
What else should we talk about? You already set half the kitchen on fire.
Me? Addie, you knocked the hot pan of oil out of my hands onto the burner.
Because I wanted to fry it.
Fry what? We always bake it.
Ha Randy – once, and only once I made the mistake of mentioning that a pie was not as good as the ones my mother made….
Oops. That’ll do it.
No homemade pie for you ever again…
actually… yep….. at least not apple 🙂
But you made mom happy.
LOL. This is too funny!
Do you know them?
I do…but they go by different names 🙂
yes, of course. 😉
Best eat out!
With this couple? Never. They’d cause such a commotion in the restaurant, we’d probably get thrown out.
Ha.. My mom was not a cook worth mentioning, so there I’m safe.. probably more my cooking that get’s compared..
So, why did you mention your mom? Jack said, no one was talking about your mother. Addie’s saying leave him alone. What’s wrong with mothers?
BTW: what is your cooking compared to? Maybe better that you don’t answer that.
I think these two have a communication problem.
I wouldn’t try telling them that…
What a nice warm-hearted tribute to people your age, Randy! I suppose many years from now I too will be able to relate to it. “You said don’t be late?” No, I said one day relate!
What wonderful comments. You made me laugh. I’m still smiling as I write this. Actually, I’ve been around since the civil war.
Now, Addie would like to return the favor of your nice comments, especially the one about me being an octogenarian (which by the way, I hope to proudly be one one day), she’d like to fry some your favorite things for dinner. And she says, she does mean your favorite things.
I can relate to this: food is the only thing my missus and I ever fall out over. 😉
I think they should have grilled it. I believe in a bit of give and take.
Would you care to entrap yourself in helping these two mediate their desires and communications? Although you might be the one getting grilled.
Aw, bless ’em! Fun story.
they said thanks for the blessing, the same back at you.
BTW they ask, how d’you like your blessings – baked or fried?
What we have heah is a failyuh to communiCATE.
Fried, baked or boiled it’s the perfect recipe for humor.
Paula Newman? Is that you?
Just remember this: one can never not communicate.
Ain’t marriage great? Somehow, some way, i love these guys. So, probably, do the fire extinguisher salespeople. Good job. As I read this aloud, my voice got louder and louder right up to the bitter end. Loved it.
I don’t always admit this, but I really enjoy my dialogues out loud. Most of the time they’re based on people that I know. I got quite a chuckle at hearing them go at it with each other.Glad you sounded it out, too.
Definitely a fried relationship here, with their half-baked cooking theories.
(I see myself as one of those characters!)
Really? Which one?
I know them, too. I just hope someone’s looking after them, with all that spillt oil and the heat… that was moving and funny at the same time, loved it.
Thanks for your comment. Someone’s always looking after everybody.
Question is always how well they’re doing it.
Well done Randy!
It might have been a little burnt when all was said and done – not, well done.
when i was visiting italy, i heard that the best compliment that a wife can expect from her husband is when he finally says, “honey, you cook as good as my mom.” most italian men are mama’s boys. and i don’t think that’s entirely bad. 🙂
Yes, I’ve heard a lot about that.
Most recently NPR did a whole episode on Italian grandmothers, how they cook (taking a lot of time and care), and how their “secrets” are being lost among the younger cooks of today. It was fascinating and wonderful to listen to.
Oh my, I remember when I was teaching my hubby to make a few things. He’s good at it now but I remember those days. No fires though. Were we lucky? Oh … I just remembered he did put a frying pan that lit up in the sick and then doused it with water. NOT GOOD !!!! Flames went up. It’s a good thing I don’t have curtains on my window. Boy, this one got me thinking.
I believe this story gets people thinking. Great story !!!! 😎
Story? What story? These are my family members!
Great humour comes from reality. Yes I know people like this. Oops perhaps we are people like this. great flash.
You know my family? Addie says, Hi. Want some dinner?
Hey I wouldn’t mind actually. Missed out tonight.
LOL. Isn’t that the way of it.
When you’ve been together that long… or untogether that long.
Husband and wife in the same kitchen is the perfect recipe for disaster – even before the cooking gets underway. Then, I’m afraid, the kitchen’s definitely set to burn. Funny little piece.
Is there ever a kitchen big enough for two chefs?
Oh my, these two are a hoot! Amusing 🙂
Yeah. they should work at Hooter’s – show the customers a real hot time.
Hysterical–and all too accurate for many couples that have spent a lifetime together, fussing about the little things….
They wouldn’t know any different dialogue. They’ve been communicating like this forever.
What is she arguing with him for? My motto has always been, “If you find a man who likes to cook, stand back and leave him to it.” Of course, maybe she wanted an excuse to have the kitchen remodeled. Well done, Randy. 😀 — Suzanne
You are so right, Suzanne, so smart and Addie would love your idea about remodeling? 😉
I think remodeling is a perfect solution! Good job and Good story! Nan
I once said to my partner ‘You never agree with me on anything’ and he said ‘That’s not true!’
I love this pair cooking up a storm. Lovely dialogue.
This is amusing and an original take on the prompt. Nice.
Nice of you to offer such an amusing and original comment. Thanks, Randy
Thankfully my mother-in-law cannot cook for beans… Never had that issue in MY house! 😉
I’m sorry, but some woman claiming to be your mother-in-law just called my house asking me to remove your comment, and, no I can’t reprint what she said about you here – it just wouldn’t be right.
LOL! Yes, please keep it to yourself – I don’t need that kind of negativity!
uh-oh. So she’s not just a bad cook….
Wow! Sounds like one or both of these folks needs a hearing aid and the other one needs a strong dose of Nemenda! For some reason I picture this as an elderly couple.
They are octogenarians… and just wait til you get there….
I am half way there and a little bit and already not looking forward to it.