Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Nature of Food

How wise is good ol' Mother Nature? Ya gotta love her. She, in her infinite wisdom, definitely had a Master Plan for the way things needed to work.

She even had it down for us when it came to food preparation. Think about it!

You cook with a teaspoon of salt, bake with a cup of sugar, 2 cups of flour, I mean, how convenient! Butter grows so that you use it in perfectly round measurements of tablespoons.

When you roast meat, it cooks delightfully at 350 degrees, not 319 1/2 degrees. And at 1/2 hour per pound in a lot of instances, even a moron like me can figure it out.

She messed up a little now and then. For instance, she intended some herbs as remedies as well as seasonings, but some of them got lost in translation. Everyone knows that "time heals all wounds", but that's actually "THYME heals all wounds". It's not a problem though, because with the way we eat in this country, it's only a matter of TIME before we eat something with THYME, and then we get all better.

Of course, her plan isn't perfect. I mean there are some little glitches...Water has to be difficult and boil at 212ยบ, but that's ok.
You see, then Mother gave us BUBBLES to clue us in as to when to drop in that 3-minute egg (ANOTHER perfect plan, by the way)
Yeah, Mother Nature does throw us a curve now and then so that Ms Necessity,(you know, The Mother of Invention), gets to play now and then too. I mean, that's how we got the Egg McMuffin and Tacos. So it's not all bad.
Bon Appetit!

2 comments:

  1. With the exception of thyme and water, you didn't mention a single thing my husband and I can safely eat. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Jimmy. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. You know how it is; we plan on doing something and then
    *life happens, right? Love the way your mind works - the way you express yourself. You're one of a kind- that's for sure.

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