If you get that pun then you’re a genius!
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s still plenty of meat on that bone. Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you’ve got a stew going. ” – Carl Weathers (Arrested Development S01E12)
On Sunday evening I felt a bit peckish. Looked about the kitchen and noticed pot bubbling away. The remains of the leg of lamb was in the pot. The first thing I thought of was the quote from Arrested Development and thought it would be hilarious to take a photo and stick it on Facebook give
all my friends the handful of people who get the reference a laugh.
The people who I expected to get it, got it and “liked” it. An old school chum even commented with a photo of a topless Carl.
Then I got a comment from a work colleague (“Omg boke”) – she’s a vegetarian so you coud forgive that.
Then another comment (“Boke is right, that’s for the bin!!”) made me think that I had to, nay, it was my duty, to show them that a tasty stew with the bone! I took another photo after the carrots were added.
My Topless Carl posting old school chum sprung to my defence (“Doubters be dammed! Stew on, Conor, stew on!”) and – for him too – promised to keep him, nay, the world, updated! We went visiting so put off the potatoes to the next day.
With that came another comment (“…it’s like watching a cookery programme from a 3rd world country!”) but I was undeterred! Soon I was able to show them the tasty stew bubbling in the pot!
Then soon enough I had a nice tasty bowl of stew!
The initial veggie “boke” commenter did admit that it did look tasty but couldn’t get past the image of the bone – and that it should have been given to the dogs in the first place. But without it I wouldn’t get any delicious lamb stock flavours.
And the dogs got the bone too – and the stray cat that hangs out at my folks house (which my da feeds – not pictured) got some fat from the bone. Everyone’s a winner.
Later on (like eight hours later) my friend, Marty, drunkenly texted me out of the blue with the comment “Bone = flavotb”, he then clarified he meant “flavour” – he knows the shit like!
So, yeah, nothing was wasted and I learnt how to make stew. In fact next time I make a roast chicken I may do the same with the carcass before I give it to Oscar.