This thoughtful photo is the prompt this week for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge. Here’s my story.
Dad’s night to cook the dinner. With a sigh he put down his book, scratched his ear and clomped down the stairs.
“Dad’s dinner night everyone !” He heard giggles from the twin’s room. His teenage daughter rolled her eyes. in the kitchen, his wife stared into the empty fridge. “I’ll help you” she said. “No dear “.
He set the pot on the stove. In it goes : five whole chilis, dog food, custard, green potatoes, Laughing Cow cheese, frankfurters, Maltesers, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Enough.
“Dinner’s ready , Norwegian Curry, my speciality.” The dog left the kitchen.
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September 16, 2019 at 2:12 am
Some will go to any lengths to get out of their share of the duties!
September 17, 2019 at 1:28 pm
Thanks for your comment Dale – yes go to any lengths OR truly not know what a terrible cook they are !
September 15, 2019 at 9:06 pm
Sounds a fun dish, I love Le Vache Qui Rit cheese! But I think he’s ruling himself out of any further cooking!!
September 17, 2019 at 1:35 pm
Thanks, I appreciate your comment. I think you’re right about Dad being off the dinner rota !!
September 15, 2019 at 6:07 am
Other than the dog food, ingredients sound interesting and edible. Where is the problem. They can always order a pizza, can’t they?
September 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm
Thanks for your comment Abhijit.
September 15, 2019 at 12:00 am
I suspect being banned from cooking was exactly what he was hoping for 🙂
September 15, 2019 at 3:22 pm
Thanks for your comment Linda, much appreciated.
September 14, 2019 at 6:12 am
A lot of effort to be banned from the kitchen, he could have just added detergent instead of salt to the food. I guess even the Dog wouldn’t eat this food. Personally I like my time in the kitchen and fortunately my kids love my cooking.
September 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm
Thanks for your comment. I thought if even the dog wouldn’t eat it the ‘curry’ must have been bad. Pleased to hear your kids like your cooking – that’s great.
September 13, 2019 at 9:58 am
Well done him, now he is free to do what he wants, and let the others do the cooking.
September 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm
Thanks James, I appreciate your comment.
September 13, 2019 at 6:39 am
Clever Dad! After volunteering once to do the washing up at my parents’ house, Mum won’t let me near the sink again. Result!
September 13, 2019 at 8:57 am
Ha ha — good comment Ali. Now I’m wondering what you did with the washing up ?
September 13, 2019 at 11:44 am
Nothing bad – I just didn’t do it “the way Mum does it” 🙂
September 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm
Seems Dad’s plan worked! Mind you, it could have been quite tasty…no? Okay.
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September 12, 2019 at 3:38 pm
Thanks for your comment Keith. I think the custard was an ingredient too far !
September 12, 2019 at 6:31 am
This entry made me feel a bit queasy! Good one.
September 12, 2019 at 11:29 am
Oh dear ! Thanks for your comment.
September 12, 2019 at 6:09 am
Dog food! This is so clever and it was a fun read. Nicely written!
September 12, 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you Nan, so pleased you liked the story.
September 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm
I think Dad wants to eat out. A delight!
September 12, 2019 at 11:40 am
Thanks Violet – glad you liked the story – think you might be right about Dad….
September 11, 2019 at 9:45 pm
I doubt that Dad was devastated at being banned from cooking. It sounds like Dad’s dinner night was a good time to sneak out the back door. 😉 Cute story.
September 12, 2019 at 11:44 am
Appreciate your comment Rochelle. Think you may be right about his plan.
September 11, 2019 at 8:41 pm
I’m bizarrely intrigued to see what it tasted like! Good idea if he never wants to do the cooking again.
September 12, 2019 at 11:51 am
Thanks Iain. I tried to imagine what the very worst combo of ingredients would be ! Maybe dad believes his curry to be ace ?
September 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm
Eeuw! Thanks for making me laugh and groan simultaneously. 🙂
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September 12, 2019 at 3:42 pm
Tee hee ! Glad you liked the story Susan.
September 11, 2019 at 8:06 pm
He did it on purpose… his bad though… he can clean the bathroom with a toothbrush instead.
September 12, 2019 at 3:48 pm
Great comment Bjorn – love the toothbrush task as his punishment !
September 11, 2019 at 7:53 pm
Devious, clever Dad
September 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm
I appreciate your comment Neil, thanks.
September 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm
Well, I guess he got exactly what he wanted… (I actually do a lot of cooking and think “Dad’s dinner night” can be a positive experience 😉 )
September 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm
Thanks for your comment Trent. I think ‘ Dad’s dinner night’ is a really good idea. Reckon the dad in the story is a bit older so not brought up to do cooking.