I could be some time with this particular part of the challenge !(sic)
I mean where to begin – I’m a bit of a foodie. I enjoy my food – not just the meats but the pasta and vegetables as well. Christmas time sees a smorgasbord of delights, from Spiced Ham to cheesy pasta bakes – not forgetting of course Christmas pudding and Battenburg Cake
My Nephews are partial to a bit of Jelly and custard at Christmas, and for the adults aside from the Christmas pud, there’s usually the Content for a trifle on the go. But this year they helped make something really special – a tray of gingerbread men…now I don’t know if any of them escaped the Christmas table but one or two of them definitely did a disappearing act…
A spoon for every breakfast, luncheon soup, and after dinner pudding going….
It got my head spinning just thinking about it.
I mean just begin at breakfast time – each bowl of porridge, Weetabix , Cornflakes or Rice Krispies requires some transport from bowl to mouth,
Some might call it the most vital part of an adult or schoolkids day…
So call it five heaped spoons of porridge, and one spoon of sugar – before you’ve even started eating. The porridge expands as it takes on the heated milk, and soon you have more than five spoonfuls. The same rule applies to Museli…it seems to take on a life of its own upon the addition of milk..i equate it to the cold-milk equivalent of porridge.
Weetabix – can be eaten quite briskly, but that can take more than five spoonfuls after breaking down in the milk…and that’s if you only have one Weetabix.
and have you ever chased rice krispies around your bowl in the morning? There’s a few spoons gone amiss.
Drink your tea in the morning – another couple of spoons go astray – as you mash the teabag in the hot water, stir in the milk and more sugar..
That’s four or five teaspoons of sugar at the start of the day and that’s within the first hour or so…
Lunchtime approaches, and you’ve used a spoon twice in the preparing something as simple as a tin of tomato soup 🍜, stirring in the pan and delivering the piping hot soup to a freshly laden bowl 🍲. And there’s quite a few spoons used in delivering the contents of that bowl 🍲 to your tummy.
And then comes the puddings – and i’m not just talking about the eating of them…preparations of these sweet repasts leads to more of the guard being called upon to create these yummy treats. Spoons for ingredients (normally one per ingredient – you don’t want honey all over your raisins or sultanas) , wooden spoons for mixing, maybe a spoon for setting out in the tin that goes in the oven, and then there’s a spoon for the sauce…
and all that comes before you sit down to eat the treat!
So after breakfast, lunch, tea, supper (and the tea, coffee and cocoa in between) The bowl in the sink sees an awful lot of those silvery spoons in the course of a day…
Of course we don’t count them – but if we did, they’d surely mount up by the end of the week….