Saturday, June 9, 2007

Look what the Postman brought me...



On Friday morning, a mysterious package arrived at my door. A cryptic return address, something oddly shaped inside, handwriting I didn't recognize... what could it be?



A #12 Melon Baller -- that's what!!! One of you fabulous people sent ME a #12 melon baller. As you may recall, I was supposed to use one here, but didn't have one. I also was supposed to use one here, but again, was too lazy to go out and buy one.

And now, one of you lovely lovely awesome amazing super fantastic people took the time to go out and buy a #12 melon baller, wrapped it up with a nice little hello, trudged to the post office, waited in line, and sent it to me. That is so cool, it's beyond cool. Whoever it is -- I wish you had told me who you were, so I could write a thank-you note. But since, I can't do that, I offer my thanks in a different way:


And because I am a huge nerd, I used foods whose starting letters correspond with each letter of the word "Thanks." The "T" is tomatillo -- anyone want to guess what the other letters are made of?

I'll be back later this weekend with the Halibut post. Work got in the way of having a life this week. I need to do one or two mindless things to unwind and get back into "normal" mode (whatever that is), and I'll thankfully spend most of tomorrow cooking! See you in a few...

20 comments:

Nina said...

That is too cool! Congrats!

Mensch71 said...

A - Apple
N - Nectarine
S - Strawberry

I have no clue what H and K are. Clever puzzle!

spooneroonie said...

A is Apple, N is Nectarine, S is Strawberries? H and K? No idea there.

Aaron said...

A-pple
N-ectarine
S-trawberry

Not much of a clue on H and K. It's not Honeydew (too white) and Kookie Dough would be stretch I think :)

shuna fish lydon said...

.... actually that handwriting looks VERY familiar to me!

Diner Girl said...

You guys are correct with the apple, nectarine and strawberry. C'mon... I know you can guess the H and the K. Not many foods start with the letter K (and no, it's not Kookie dough; I'm not Sandra Lee, spelling all the C words with a K).

Shuna: is that handwriting who I think it is????

spooneroonie said...

H-omagenized Crisco?
Kiwi? That doesn't look like any kiwifruit I've ever seen, and I've seen almost all of Sandra Lee's shows. Damn, I'm going to be obsessed with this.....

basiltherat said...

The H isn't honeydew, is it? The only K's I can think of off the top of my head are kingfish, knish and kumquat. It doesn't look like any of those. Or kreplach.

Kathy said...

Halibut? Horseradish? Hard boiled egg white? Knackwurst?

Anonymous said...

Hard boiled egg Kohlrabi

Ursula said...

Is it cheating to use the food dictionary at epicurious.com? Using that dictionary for ideas, my guesses are kielbasa and hearts of palm.

Anonymous said...

H-hard-boiled egg?
K-knish? knockwurst?

amy said...

H: Honeydew melon?

K: Kat food?

Diner Girl said...

Yes, Kathy and Anonymous -- the "K" is Knockwurst.

No one has the "H" yet. Keep trying.

Here's a clue -- it is ethnic, and from a place I would like to go... much like a pair of traveling pants once did.

Anonymous said...

haloumi cheese?

Diner Girl said...

YES! DingDingDingDingDing!!!!!!

The "H" was Halloumi!

shuna fish lydon said...

I come here to laugh. and smirk. and generally have a raucous good time. thank you for all of these things!

(Do you know this book The Phantom Tollbooth where Milo eats words and letters in the marketplace?)

Anonymous said...

is the "H" made of Halibut?

Luisa said...

That is so so so cute.

Anonymous said...

That is TK's handwriting! It's the same that is on my birthday card!
That is so nice!