Episódio de hoje: “The carrot cake”
Tricia is making a carrot cake for the kids. She got the recipe from Maria her Brazilian friend and business partner in the language school.
She puts all the ingredients into the blender and when she presses the button of the blender to turn it on, the dough begins to shake. But there is a problem. Tricia has just forgotten to chop the carrots into small pieces.
She’s been snowed under with work at the moment. She is tired. Besides being incredibly absent-minded and inattentive by nature. She reads the recipe and it is written: three medium sized carrots.
She always cooks listening classical music. At this very moment she is listening “the Barber of Seville” by Rossini. She is absolutely delighted. It’s a wonderful piece of classical music.
Suddenly a burning smell comes from the blender. She thinks it is normal, because it must be a huge task for this little, delicate household appliance to blend all the ingredients until they become soft.
She just closes her eyes and keeps on her amazing journey to the world of the classical music. She hears a noise coming from the blender. It has burnt.
She had already pre-heated the oven before making the cake. She also forgot that. She decides to take the blender to repair.
She leaves home and is walking with the blender in her hands when she remembers she forgot to turn the oven off.
She thinks “It never rains but it pours”.
She heads back home. Luckily her hero Bill realized the oven was on while he was in the kitchen to grab some beers.
She comes into the kitchen and meets Bill. Here is the dialogue:
Bill: Dear, I’m afraid you’ve forgotten to turn the oven off. What happened? Where were you?
Tricia: Oh, dear. I was trying to make the Brazilian carrot cake that Maria taught me, when a smoke came out of the blender. And the blender stopped working. It burnt so, I thought of taking to the repair shop. I was on the way of it when I remembered that I forgot to turn off the oven.
Bill: Didn’t you hear a noise?
Tricia: Yes, a strong one.
Bill: Were you listening classical musical whilst you were cooking?
Tricia: Yes. I assume the blame. I was asleep at the wheel.
Bill: Dear, how many times I’ve told you to not listen it while you cook? You get easily distracted by it. It’s dangerous.
Tricia: Yes, dear I can see now.
Bill: Now you can listen to Lacrimosa by Mozart. Don’t you think it suits well to the occasion?
Tricia: Honey, I’m already feeling like crying.
Bill: Don’t cry. I can make some pancakes for the children.
Tricia: Would you do that for me? Oh! What a lovely husband!
Bill: Dear. It’s not that. If we don’t give them something to eat in the next twenty minutes they are going to eat one of us or one of that little kittens fur ball or even Fluffy. They are starving! Get these snacks that I found in the cupboard and take to them while I make the pancakes.
Tricia: Right away, dear.
Bill: You see dear every cloud has a silver lining.