The Queen's Meme

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by Travis Cody in

Mimi, Queen of Memes, has styled a new game for her subjects. This meme series is only a few weeks old and I've already fallen behind and been tossed into the skeery dungeon.

So I must catch up. I present my answers to Mimi's Meme #3.

The Culinary Meme: The Meaning of Thyme and Other Deep Questions

The Queen's Meme No. 3 is called the Culinary Meme. Contrary to popular belief, the Queen has been known to accidentally cook something edible. Show us your saucy side. Flip a hot burger and smooch on a mushroom. Strap on a sweet little apron with 3-inch heels (please don't do this guys) and pre-heat to perfection. I'm getting hungry now. How 'bout you? I can't wait to read your savory concoctions.

I'll pass on the heals and go straight to the questions.

1. If you could put thyme in a bottle, what is the first thing that you'd like to do?

Well, I don't know much about spices. But if I could have a momentary power over time, I'd go back to a split second in 1980 and fix it so I turned my head, saw the kid coming, and avoided the hit on my knees.

2. Do eggs really crack or do they merely have a nervous breakdown?

I don't really know. I hang around with the tough eggs. You know, the hard boiled ones.

3. Why are you whipping the butter? What did it ever do to you?

Will never did anything to me either. But if you're zeroed in, then you fire at Will!

4. Do your spoons spoon in the drawer? Have you ever noticed? And more importantly, if wooden spoons spoon do they get splinters?

Can't a spoon have a little privacy?? Sheesh!

5. You hear: "Dumpling, my Dumpling, come hither." The candles are lit, the fondue is dipping, the Godiva is pouring, the scallions are steaming and the music is playing.....but wait, the windows are open. Why did you close them?

I must be in the wrong house. Dumpling?

6. Do you need a recipe to cook or are you a bohemian chef? Show us your reckless and wild side in the kitchen. Don't have one? Here's a recipe I made just for you: You will need a spatula, a whisk, a gallon of Chardonnay, a banana and a rump roast. What is the name of your dish?

Sorry, can I just have some mac & cheese? Or some TACOs?

7. After dinner, the dishes are so dirty that the dishwasher refuses to wash them. What did they say to get in hot water?

Well, it wasn't so much what was said. See, the plates shared the table scraps with the garbage disposal, and the dishwasher thought that was favoritism.

8. Is your pot black?

Yup. So are the sauce pan and the skillet.

9. What is the sexiest spice or condiment in your cabinet? What makes it so?

Well, I'd have to say the pepper because it's the spiciest. I know. I think it's lame too. The garlic powder is jealous but the salt is too down to earth to get into that kind of silliness.

10. How much crock is really in your crock pot?

Am I supposed to have one of those?

One down, two to go! If you need me, I'll probably be here...

...for at least a couple more days.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to my world LOL. I love mac cheese and tacos :) mmm mmm good

  1. Jeni says:

    Oh Trav, if pepper is the spiciest spice in your cupboard, you need to spruce that up a bit! I could send you some as my SIL thinks I have too many spicy spices on hand here. I think one can never have too many of those things!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Well if you're going in the dungeon I'll probably see you there because I haven't done the last two memes! :0

    I think your answers were just dandy! :)

  1. Bond says:

    pssst... here, take is a special transmitter that will reach out to my merry pranksters and they will bust you out...

    I did this weeks today

  1. Tacos, man I could go for some tacos about now.

  1. jennifer says:

    Psst... here's a cake with a file hidden in the middle... TRAVIS! Focus! The important part came after "cake". ;)

  1. jennifer says:

    Oh, and #3... I kept reading the first few words over and over thinking it was a typo. But this is YOUR blog, I should have known it wasn't a typo.

    Great answers all!

  1. Travis says:

    Thom: Indeed!

    Jeni: I guess I'm a bit pedestrian.

    Akelamalu: At least I'll have some good company!

    V: You know she can see us, right?

    Charles: Dang...I knew that's what I should have had for lunch.

    Jennifer: CAKE! What?

  1. 'Sorry, can I just have some mac & cheese? Or some TACOs?' - LOL!