Wednesday, September 27, 2017

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie....

Top of the evening to all...

Most of the folks who have raised children in the last 25 years are familiar with the book by that title.  It tells us that if we give a mouse a cookie, he will want a glass of milk.  Then he will want something else, and something else, and something else.  The last page then says that the mouse will want a cookie.

Why did I choose that title?  I will tell you why.

If you wish to give a mouse a cookie, you will require an oven in which to bake that cookie.  By the way, for all that cookbooks will offer, and they offer plenty, Nestle's Toll House cookies are always the favourite around here.  Anyway, you will require an oven.

A year and a half ago, the oven died.  We replaced it.

The mouse will then want a glass of milk.  Earlier this year, I noticed that the light in the fridge did not go out when I closed the door.  The fridge light did, but it did not look like the door was sealing properly.  I put a flashlight in the fridge, and I was still able to see the light after closing the fridge.  Now the fridge has been replaced.

Then it was the cooktop.  We had an old cooktop.  It still had coils.  Two out of four coils did not work.  Batting .500 is great in baseball.  It does not work when cooking for Rosh HaShanah.  The cooktop went.  It has been replaced with a black, smooth appliance.

Our countertop is beige-y ivory, according to my beloved bride.  It does not match the cooktop.  Also, the fan on the oven hood often does not seal correctly, so cold air blows in from the outside.

I need a cookie.

Have a good evening.


1 comment:

  1. I think you've described our kitchen. I went to make a meatloaf one night and at some point in the cooking process the oven stopped working. I had to finish cooking it at the neighbour's house. My husband comes home and said, don't worry I'll fix the oven. He opens the door and turned it on and the oven actually blew up....or maybe it was the upper coil. Now we have a new oven. Then the dishwasher went and had to be repaired and then because the dishwasher wasn't working properly a pipe that the dishwasher was attached to burst....the day we were suppose to leave on vacation. Our old yellow fridge is making strange noises. It's next. Forget the mouse I think I need the cookie or a lottery win.