Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Quick Funny

The other night, we had a new vegetable: Broccoli Raab or Rapini. It is not actually related to Broccoli, but that's not what I wanted to share. When I told my family the name of the mystery vegetable, which is pronounced Broccoli Rob, they immediately nicknamed the new green Broccoli BOB. At first some of them were tempted not to like it, but they had so much fun with the silliness of the name that they went round the table having Broccoli Bob do various feats of derring-do on the way to his imminent demise in their mouths. It was pretty funny, and I'm sure I'll never be able to call it anything but Broccoli BOB for the rest of my life.

5 comments:

  1. Im sorry but it looks like a weed to me.

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  2. Awesome! My family renames foods, but usually to something totally unappetizing and horrible. Like funeral potatoes are potato nasty. And a big huge plate of deluxe nachos is now "plato" short for "plate 'o hurl." It's horrible, but there you go. So Broccoli Bob is pretty good!

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  3. that's classic. here's to broccoli bob! and i know i haven't commented in ages, but i have been reading and enjoying your blog, kellie!

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  4. love this! funny how the simplest things can become family lore.

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  5. brilliant! maybe this is how I can get my kiddies to eat more veggies, do a song and dance with each one! what a fun dinner.

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