I've been a HUGE fan of the Muppets ever since I was a kid, and one of my absolute favorite Muppets has to be the Swedish Chef. (looking back, I guess I was destined to be a foodie :) To me, there is something so hilarious about watching him wreck havoc in the kitchen, or better yet, his meal ingredients running amok and seeking revenge on him ~ that really tickles my funny bone. I've recently introduced J to the delightful kitchen mishaps of one of my favorite chefs, and we always get a bellyful of laughs every time we watch him attempt to cook a meal. Of all the skits this 'master' of the kitchen has done, I think this one ~ Home Cooked Meal ~ has to be my favorite...
No Torkey Stew. No Piggy Stew. No Bif Stew. Heck, even the veggies revolt! (I love it! :) After all these years, watching the veggies gang up on him still cracks me up. Now, I know he didn't have any success with making that Veggie Weggie Stew, but if I ever meet him in person, I'll share a little secret with him. You know, just cook-to-cook...If you use frozen veggies, they don't fight back ~ problem solved! heehee We chefs/cooks need to stick together. :)
What got me on this Muppet kick you might ask? Well, I was tickled to find out that our neighbors granddaughter, K, is a Muppethead just like me. One day she brought over all of her Muppets to show me and I was thrilled to see my old favorite, Swedish Chef was among them. So, I'd like to say to K ~ Thanks so much for reminding me of the silliness of the Muppets and making me remember what it's like to be a kid again... watching a Muppet puppet kitchen cooking show, with a Swedish Chef, who spends more time fending off the attacks from his ingredients than he does actually cooking. :)
"Børk! Børk! Børk!"