Thursday, December 1, 2011
Chef Zi Manifesto
On the last day of Thanksgiving break, the Chef told me he was making Baby Zi and me breakfast. The dish was called "sugar cinnamon roll" and involved taking a piece of white bread and squishing it up into what sounded like a ball and loading it up with sugar and cinnamon. I heard: "Big mess and waste of bread." Since I hadn't even had my coffee or read the comics yet, I said, "No thanks." The Chef then stood before me and delivered a speech that brought tears to my eyes: "You just don't think I can make it, you don't think it will taste good. I see you make things all the time and you don't use recipes! I know, you know how to make things and you've made them before and it worked out. But let me at least try! I'm just a kid, I'm going to make mistakes sometimes. It doesn't mean I'm stupid! It's not that big of a deal if it doesn't turn out right! I just want to try." I wanted to shout, "Yes, we can!" Instead I said, Of course, you can try it. I did eat it, and have to say it turned out pretty nice. Baby Zi gobbled his up. The Chef declined to post his version of events or the recipe, but gave me permission to do so. Sugar Cinnamon Roll Slice of white bread, brown sugar, soft butter, multi-colored jimmy sprinkles. Spread butter on bread, sprinkle with sugar and jimmies. Roll up. Eat as a log or slice into wheels.