Do you and yours have a private language for various food items, cooking techniques, etc? Not private like spelling in front of toddlers or trying to stymie guests, but just shortcuts you've developed over time?
A few from the Pine Household (just 2 of us, but together for a gazillion years, so we're a little warped):
1. thistle: Mr.'s request for me to add ground flax seeds to his b'fast cereal bowl
2. pretend food: his term for all my various low-fat/low-cal concoctions when I'm dieting
3. off it: turn off the *(@ heat from the skillet
4. basement bars: tried the local bakery's oatmeal bars, which were musty.
5. incinerated: my interpretation of how he wants his meat cooked
6. HTH: hotter than hell; his description of my Mom's chili. Now anything over the top spicy.
7. over-bowled: his unhelpful opinion that I use too many bowls, hence the dishwasher runneth over with them. How else does one cook?
8. fiction: his assessment of my cookbook collection, since I hardly reference them
9. garbageize: awful recipe--toss it
10. bdgullas: rasgullas for his birthday dessert, since he doesn't like cake.
Those are just the quickest that come to mind. We recently had a houseguest who didn't know what we were talking about at times. Yours?
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