Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do you cut your roast before putting it in the pan???

One day a little girl was watching her mom make a roast
beef. She cut off the ends, wrapped it in string, seasoned
it, and set it in the roasting pan.

The little girl asked her mom why she cut off the ends of
the roast. Mom replied, after some thought, that it was the
way that her mother had done it.

That night Grandma came to dinner and the little girl and
her mom went to her and asked why she had cut the end off of
the roast before cooking. After some thought, Grandma
replied that it was the way her mother had done it.

Now the great-grandmother was quite old and in a nursing
home. But the little girl went with her mom and grandma to
see her and again asked the question.

Great-Grandma looked at them a bit annoyed and said, "So it
would fit in the pan, of course."


Rachel said...

LOLROF!!! HA! I have always LOVED this story! It's a joke in my family - we've had to do that on occasion (cut the meat up to fit in the pan) and we always think of this funny story then. :) HeHe! Funny how traditions start!! :D Lol!

I hope you are doing well sweetie - I know I seriously owe you an email. :( I've been really busy working on misc. things here at home and then doing other things too. I just got done sewing some curtains for the dining room (and after sewing and doing math all day for like a week or two...didn't really have brain power to write! ;) So I'll try to get to that soon. I *did* watch the movie you sent me for my birthday though, and really enjoyed it! I'll tell you all about it in my email when I get time to write it. :)

All my love! :D

Kimberly said...

Funny! That was a good one. It is good to question the things we do so we can determine whether that is the "right" way to do them or just the way we are used to doing them. Loved it!

Dawn Bornemann said...

Dear Cora,
Thanks for sharing that old story with us--it's so good to ponder the reasons for all the things that we do.
So nice to be home with you today!