Wednesday, November 24, 2021

I have finally arrived.

                             The "Kid's Table"

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This is THE Thanksgiving! Victor laughed as he placed two casseroles in the back seat of his new hybrid Toyota Prius.  His new pristine, low maintenance Prius—Victor eagerly caressed the leather seats around the Jell-O™ salad and hot vegetable dish.  How I love the new-car smell!

After years of wishing that he could finally sit at the Thanksgiving Adult Table never seemed feasible, Victor squirmed excitedly as he started the engine. The Adult Table!  And, I am only 25! Great-great Aunt Agnes had died in August, moving Victor up the roster from the Children’s Table.  At last!

Jell-O is Utah's official specified snack.
 
  He glanced back at the assigned dishes he was bringing.  Man, I was lucky with these!  Improvising, Victor had thrown together a lime Jell-O™, along with some fresh kiwi and fresh pineapple (see note belowꜜ).  These guys were on the verge of rotting…sure lucked out!

The odoriferous steaming hot Brussels sprouts, swimming in Cheese Whiz™, wafted fragrantly through the car. Victor opened the window, and in those few seconds, that precise moment, the beat-up Honda ahead of Victor’s precious Prius braked suddenly.

Victor braked hard and swerved, barely missing the damned Honda. 

That one moment sent the gelatinous Jell-O flying, covering the precious leather with green slime.  Brussels sprouts bounced merrily around the leather seats, leaving ball-sized Cheese Whiz dots there and on the ceiling.

What to do?? What to think??  Victor’s mind spun in search of an answer.

What do you think he should or will do? 

Note from Jell-O box: Do not use fresh or frozen pineapple, kiwi, ginger-root, papaya, figs or guava.  Gelatin will NOT set.
 
Many thanks will always be given to Delores, the founder of Wednesday Words (underlined above).


31 comments:

  1. As soon as he put those two items in the back seat, I knew it was a disaster waiting to happen!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! (I hope we don't have green goop on the table!)

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    1. I stopped making green jello after a dismal trifle accident.

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  3. It's too bad the brussels sprouts didn't fly out the window. :)

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    1. They did enough damage in the car. Wonder what would happen if they splattered all over someone's windshield.

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  4. I have to agree with Mike above, but I have to wonder if the Brussels Sprouts with Cheez whiz is an acceptable recipe. But as my favorite thing to do with Cheez Whiz is to ram it up one end of a Ho-Ho (the family-famous "Cheez-Ho"). May your Thanksgiving be full of grace and void of green Jell-o.

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    1. You got it. I am not a fan of sprouts, except to splatter them on the wall.

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  5. This is why one should always secure the food, or put it in the trunk. As for what to do, perhaps a grocery store with prepared items is open.

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  6. Years ago, I was dead set to make my own whatevers. Now Sam's and CostCo are my friends.

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  8. Learned a long time ago, the food goes flat on the floor, and only in spillproof containers.

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    1. It took my husband a whie to work the physics of that out. A few years, maybe.

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  9. I hope Victor's ADULT TABLE privileges will not be revoked, when it's discovered that he did not bring his two assigned dishes.

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    1. He probably came through the door with green all over. People went from there.

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  10. I think the Adult Table should thank their lucky stars that they do NOT have to even attempt to consume either dish.

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  11. I love Brussels sprouts, but pairing them with Cheese Whiz is just WRONG, no matter how you look at it. I sure enjoyed the story, though.

    Happy Thanksgiving and may you always sit at the adult table, Susan.

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  12. I knew something bad was going to happen as soon as he caressed those new leather seats. I am also quite surprised that at 25 he is only just promoted to the adult table. Could they not have two adult tables and push them together?

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  13. First he's gonna cry! and First first, he shouldn't have bought the danged Prius!
    BUT I coulda warned him from EXPERIENCE put the danged food on the floorboard!
    Thanks for the entertainment, enjoyed the story! (except seeing the mess in my mind)

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    1. We have had many messes in the backseat. Usually it is from the kids, and can be pretty bad.

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  14. He should make sure he is not injured. Then he should smile and be thankful that it is only a mess to clean. Then he should hope everyone else brings enough food to compensate for the food he lost. And I love Brussels sprouts with a little lemon butter (no cheese).

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    1. All good suggestions. That is the way to handle it all.

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  15. Oh boy...I would have brought something from the supermarket and pretended to forget what I was suppose to bring. I love brussels sprouts but wouldn't cry if they went missing...along with the jello. Plus I'd be most thankful to not have hit the other car! Fun story and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Susan!

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    1. I would have done the same. Lasagna sounds good.

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  16. Dear Susan--great story, as usual! I'd suggest that he pull over to the shoulder of the road, use his fingers to eat what he can of the spilled food, and go to an animal shelter to adopt a dog or cat to eat the rest as he and the companion he now has go merrily on their way to the adult table! Peace.

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  17. I think he has two main options, and the answer depends on the kind of family he has... 1. Go to the gathering, clean out the car while he's there and tell the story about how excited he was to show up with dishes, and the new car (now both in a state of mess) or 2. Head home, clean out the car, and call it a day. LOL Some families don't tolerate nonsense (thankfully, mine does). :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday gathering and meal!

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    1. My husband's family would take it in stride, tease him for all of his nature life.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!