Hello everyone! Welcome to the penultimate dinner following the sequence of our 26 standard English graphemes that represent their respective phonemes.
Sorry, that’s the linguist in me shining through! I was influenced by one of the Open Course Work classes I am taking this summer: Linguistics from MIT.
Early in the week, Goodnight thought it would be a great idea to have a full meal of ‘yellow’ foods. I agreed, but I knew that she wouldn’t be so happy after I cooked some of them. So we held out for a different menu. In the end, I think she was satisfied.
We went grocery shopping together as is our usual routine. She had her dessert assignment and I hit the produce aisle.
The store manager (SM) was bustling about when we walked into the store, but when we got to the check-out counter, he walked over to bag our groceries. I spotted him eyeing the items as they rolled towards him. I knew he was trying to figure out the menu based on what he saw.
SM: You gonna write a book about this?
Gram: Nah. You think I should?
SM: Yeah! That would be great!
Gram: I dunno. It was just my New Year’s Resolution and I’ve kept it – well nearly kept it. I have one more week to go.
SM: I suppose.
Gram: Could you make sure you have a hearty supply of zucchini on hand next week? I have a feeling we’re going to need some.
SM: I’ll bet! What time is dinner.
Gram: This week or next week?
It’s a small neighborhood grocery store and the folks have always been great there.
If you know the last line to the children’s song “Bah, Bah Black Sheep”, you know how many bags of groceries we took home with us for our dinner prep. “Yes sir. Yes sir. Three bags full.”
We had to shop early in the day because the feast we had in mind took A-L-L afternoon to prepare.
Goodnight was tired from her morning of volleyball, so I let her crash on the couch while I worked. Her dessert responsibility didn’t require any baking this week, so she was off the hook anyway.
But I, on the other hand, seared, chopped, diced, boiled, cooked, puréed, roasted AND baked.
Dinner by Alphabet – Y
Yuca (yucca) Soup – a chilled, soup made from a Cuban recipe. Goodnight and I purchased the yucca at the Mercado on one of our Field Trip Friday adventures.
Yankee Pot Roast served with Yukon Gold Potatoes
Yam Pie served with a dollop of frozen Yogurt – I cooked and mashed the yams myself!
Yellow Birds – nonalcoholic version
GN: Gram? What was the worst part of the dinner?
Gram: The dishes . . . .
GN: No, I meant the food.
Gram: None, honey. Did you have a worst part?
GN: The ‘yucky’ soup.
Gram: That’s Yucca (yuca) honey.
GN: No, Gram . . . . . it’s yucky!
Gram: Well, I won’t make it again, but could we agree that maybe it’s not yucky? Maybe you’re just not used to something that someone in a different part of the world eats. Besides, you’ve never eaten a chilled soup before. Maybe it would taste good to you if it was heated. Ok?
GN: Yeah, Gram. I think so. Ok.
25 Dinners by Alphabet down. . . . 1 to go.