She’s HOME!
Thursday April 24th 2008, 10:52 am
Filed under: Family

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, risking life, ship, reputation and crew to maybe fall off the edge of the flat world or have them all be devoured by monstrous creatures of the deep, in order to…save the world from bland and boring food. He wanted a new spice route. One man’s career choice, and it changed a few things.

Lady Jane amaryllis packs its bagsFirst things first. Ditch the suitcases in the entryway: after frantic packing after the last college final, then an hour’s drive, an hour or two at the airport, an hour’s flight, an hour to collect her bags and get home, the kid was starving.

Which is why the next thing I saw was her hunched over, rear in view through the garage doorway, looking through the big freezer. Something that would cook fast, while I was offering her a banana to start off with, peeled and ready to go.

“MOM!” came the spluttering, befoozled, what-on-earth tone. “Beef Samosas? Do you know what… Samosas are an Indian food, and–*beef*?” She was shaking her head from wanting to ask, and then finally did ask, “You *do* know what animal beef comes from? Right?” In SAMOSAS. Totally nonpsychodegradeable.

Well, hey, they have a nice spiciness to them. Welcome home to Californian multiculturalism, kiddo. Oven at 375.

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So? did her hunger win, or did the sacred cow thing win?

Comment by Sandra 04.24.08 @ 11:48 am

I’m laughing too hard to type. Welcome home to your daughter!

Comment by Channon 04.24.08 @ 12:43 pm

When I was in London, in school, I took my parents to an Indian restaurant, where my step-father blithely (and unknowingly) asked the waiter if he could get a dish with beef instead of lamb. I started with frantic gestures and eyebrow waggling, but to no avail…I was humiliated and I thought the waiter might slit Al’s throat with the menu. So, I understand her pain.

Is this the daughter I ice creamed last year? If so, HI!

Comment by kristine 04.24.08 @ 3:12 pm

This is a young person after my own heart. Finally I can talk about the difficulty I had buying cat food for the late Maggie.

I’d look at the labels on the cans on the supermarket shelves. Tuna with egg. Tuna with cheese. Salmon something-something. Kitty Stew.

Kitty Stew? Who thinks up these things anyway?

Comment by RobinM 04.24.08 @ 3:33 pm

MMMMMMM, Beef. We definitally eat our beef here LOL! Welcome Home College Daughter!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 04.25.08 @ 10:23 am

Giggle, chuckle, pass the meatloaf, please!! 😉

Comment by Toni 04.25.08 @ 5:44 pm

I cannot WAIT for those days when my son will come back from college for breaks…and he isn’t even at college yet…that’s this fall.

Comment by Karin 04.26.08 @ 6:39 pm

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