In our kitchen, I am second in command to San Geraldo — only because there's no one else. Dudo and Moose refuse to help. I consider myself a Seuss Chef — in honor of the American author, Dr. Seuss, famous for the story of "Green Eggs and Ham," which inspired more than 25 years later the "Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook."
|SHRIMP AND FRUIT SALAD A LA SAN GERALDO.|
Of course, I don't really intend to be second-in-command, or any level thereof, in San Geraldo's kitchen. The only reason I'm in there is to clean up after The Chef.
|MIXED VEGETABLES A LA SAN GERALDO.|
The Chef, San Geraldo, was cooking up another wonderful meal Sunday night. Once he had the chicken in the oven and the vegetables simmering on the stove, he left the kitchen for a few minutes. I headed in to do some clean-up.
|CHICKEN STIR-FRY, VEGETABLES, AND MASHED SQUASH A LA SAN GERALDO.|
There were some discards on the large wooden cutting board, which I tossed in the trash before washing the board. Within a few minutes, the kitchen was spotless.
San Geraldo returned. "Wow. The kitchen looks great. Thanks."
After looking around a bit, he asked, "Where'd you put the ginger and celery root I had chopped up on the cutting board?"
I confidently replied, "In the trash!"
|SEUSS CHEF A LA MEDITERRANEO.|
(MY SPECIALTY... NEVER OVERDONE)