Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Christmas Piggy H. (Ham) Hamm
Do you ever take pictures of beautiful edibles that you've created? I do. I take a picture of every single decorated cake I bake, in spite of three sets of teenaged rolling eyes when I do this. And sometimes, I take pictures of creations that I did not exactly "create" myself, but of those which seem to have sprung forth from my oven as spontaneously as Athena sprang from Zeus' head. BTW, she was his favorite "brainchild." (Couldn't resist.)
Anyway, I was baking a ham the other day, and when I pulled it from the oven and set it on the stove top, in a moment of glorious enlightenment, it occurred to my family that the ham had retro-morphed back into a pig. We could see a clear delineation of head, ears, snout, tusks, etc. We stood around marveling at the Mysterious Christmas Pig with wondrous and oohs and aahs, when someone pulled his wits about him enough to frantcially forage through the refrigerator and retrieve a maraschino cherry from 1997, stick it on a toothpick and poke it in for the eye.
Voila--the transformation was complete. I could make a fortune with this on E-bay.