Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Chef Axel

So Mom often complains that Dad never cooks. The other day, he was sort of forced into it. Mom took a very yummy looking beef brisket out the freezer (or the icy snackbox as I like to call it) planning to cook it as soon as she got home so it could be ready for a late-ish dinner. But then she got delayed at work and called Dad. The conversation went like this:

"Babe - I can't get home for another 2 hours. If you want to eat, you gotta cook!"
"I'm here. You know I don't cook."
"Well, times are about to change, I promise you even Axel could cook this brisket"
["Grrrr, I resent that!!!"]
"Are you sure?"
"Quite confident. This is what you do...Take the brisket, put it in a large pyrex dish. Take the bottle of bbq sauce I left on the counter, pour it over the meat. Take the packet of onion soup mix I left on the kitchen counter, and pour that over the meat. Finally, take a can of coke and pour THAT over the meat. Cover it and put it in the oven."
"Then what?"
"Then nothing, that's it. Do it now and it will be ready in 3 hours!"
So Dad and I got to it and it took about 2 minutes to mix the ingredients and put the beast in the oven. Over time, the house filled with the most delish smell!

When Mom got home, Dad took it out the oven and sliced it with an electric knife while I supervised (with my mouth open). It was scrumptuous, soft and tasty...heavenly.
And Dad strutted around the kitchen like a proud peacock like he'd given birth to the brisket. Mom was most amused. But alas, Dad has not cooked since!

PS The parents saw a house they liked primarily because it was above a creek and they pictured me running amok and frolicking in there....don't forget to check out mom's blog to read more...


Gus said... dad has been married Waaay longer than yours has and the only thing he has cooked so far is Oatmeal! But we must say..not the instant kind.

Who knows what culinary marvels your dad will cook next.

Hope you get a good taste


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Axel, tell your dad to stay with it and he can cook up lots of yummy stuff. Our dad does most of the cooking around here. Yeah, our mom knows HOW to cook, she just doesn't do it very often! Your brisket sounds very yummy!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

William Tell said...

Let's see...brisket, BBQ sauce, onion soup mix, Coke, right? I'm digging that brisket out of the freezer box and making Mom a shopping list right now!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Jake of Florida said...

Brisket??? Yum??? We know brisket???

Congrats, dad!! Axel, we know you were a big help!!

Jake and Just Harry

MMM said...

"Chef Axel"? As far as I can tell, you didn't actually do anything. And, Coke?

Eric said...

I bet you look good in your Chef whites Axel. Did the beef pass the Axel taste test of approval?

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Charmin the Wonder Dog said...

Hey you look just like my little brother!!! Hang in there with your daddy's cooking. Now that he's figured out he can do it, watch out... soon he'll even be cooking for you! Mine does, well at least when I get sick and need some TLC.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We were going to check up on some blogs this morning, but now that we've read yours, we're drooling and all we can think about is food! Time to go find something to eat! (We're sure it won't taste as good as that Axel-and-daddy-made brisket.)

Agatha and Archie said...

OOHHH that does look delish!! Are you getting ready for Passover??!!1 MATZAH FOR EVERYONE!!! WE are scurrying over to your Mom's blog..Love and kisses A+A

Amber-Mae said...

Well well well, not bad for your Dad's first time! It does look pretty tasty.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer