Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Toast-driven

Breakfast and snack disaster struck in the Short and Sweet household yesterday, when we discovered that our toaster (with crumpet button) had died. We are truly dependent on our little toaster.

Both the boy and I just love our toast, whether it be toasted crumpets, cheese on toast, baked beans on toast (which I hate but the boy finds yummy) or just plain old butter and jam on toast. In fact, we keep all our bread in the freezer because we never eat the stuff fresh; we only eat it toasted.

So for breakfast yesterday I had to resort to a side-trip to the local bakery while out with Baby on our morning calming-down outing. This morning, breakfast was bread which I'd remembered to defrost last night.

Having to do without a working toaster is like having to do without hot water; it's just not on.

And now going totally off-topic...
For Wellington Whedon fans, a little birdie tells me that there's a special screening of the movie Serenity in on Monday 19th September at 8:30PM at Reading Cinemas at Courtenay Central. Unfortunately for me, even the thought of an outing while caring for Baby makes me feel stressed; I will probably be waiting for the DVD :-)

10 comments:

Emily Walker said...

Thanks so much for the Serenity news. I'll be there even if I have to drag the two and four year old along!

EB said...

Lucky that you remembered to defrost the bread! Back when I used to toast from frozen a breakdown would have caught me out.

Nigel Patel said...

I'm also a toast fiend. a Starchivor. But I do have a back-up. I had to get a toaster oven to do bagels and Texas toast.

Make Tea Not War said...

We were toast fiends too but now we have a breadmaker so we are all about fresh bread. I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon though.

mlwhitt said...

I can't way to see Serenity of course with our baby due between now and then, guess I will be stuck like you in not seeing it. NEVER fear though, the novelization has been released. Should have my copy by the end of the week. I can't wait to read it.

glomgold said...

I'm quite certain I've never seen a toaster with a 'crumpet button'!
What really annoys me is the last time I went to Taiwan I noticed stores selling 'western style' sliced bread. They called it 'toast' to differentiate it from Chinese bread. Firstly, it's not toasted! Secondly, I was witnessing the beginnings of the complete perversion of foreign language words.

Violet said...

emily: I hope you enjoy the movie; we've seen the episodes on DVD multiple times already.

eb: ...and yet defrosted, untoasted bread is a little disappointing compared to toasted bread...

nigel: what is Texas toast? It's big, I suppose!

mtnw: I love freshly baked bread, but we probably don't eat enough bread to justify getting a breadmaker...or else I'll end up consuming tons of the stuff and becoming a carbo-loaded blimp.

mlwhitt: I didn't know Firefly was being novelised. But then, I tend not to bother with Buffy/Angel novels 'cos they just aren't the same.

glomgold: the crumpet button makes the top of each crumpet toast faster than the bottom, that's all. The so-called perversion of English words is not at all uncommon. For instance, in Greece if you order coffee you get thick Turkish coffee; if you want coffee resembling European coffee you ask for Nescafe.

Nigel Patel said...

Yeah, it's double thick slices of bread. It's good for garlick bread and french toast.

Violet said...

mmm...garlic bread...

glomgold said...

The language mangling may be common but I still don't like it.