Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Typical Dinner At Penelope's House

Date: Tuesday Evening

Time: 7 PM

Place: Penelope's Kitchen

Cast of Characters: Hubby (Filipino), Son (Filipino), Daughter (Filipino), Penelope (White Girl), Weenie Dog (black-and-tan with white whiskers)

Meal: Home-made Chicken Stew with Dumplings

Our drama begins...

Penelope: Look everyone! I made a delicious, wholesome home-made meal this evening!

Natty: I hate it!

Penelope: You don't even know what it is yet.

Natty: I still hate it.

Hubby: What is that?

Penelope: Home-made chicken stew with dumplings. It's really good.

Hubby: Oh great (said with sarcasm). My favorite (also said with sarcasm). *pulls soy sauce, hot sauce, Caesar's salad dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and other assorted bottles out of the pantry*

Cristian: This looks like white-people-food. Why did you make us white-people-food?

Penelope: Because I'm white? What are you talking about?

Cristian: There are potatoes in there. White people eat potatoes.

Penelope: *silence*

Natty: That looks like brains. Or snot.

Penelope: It's not brains. It's a dumpling. It's delicious! Try some.

Natty: *eats one molecule* *makes dramatic gagging noises* I hate it!

Hubby: *gets out can of tuna fish, dumps it on top of chicken stew*

Penelope: Would anyone like a beer? *pours herself a beer*

Kids: May we please be excused?

Penelope: *finishes beer* Yes. I refuse to cook anymore meals for you ingrates! What do you want?

Natty: McDonald's!

Cristian: Pizza!

Hubby: Steak.

Penelope: Fine. Tomorrow I will make brown-people-food. Steak and rice. Happy?

Hubby and children cheer! Weenie dog waits patiently for some food to fall on the ground.

The End

Off to purchase steak,