Thursday, June 12, 2008

Never Lick the Bowl

The other night, I made my girl a fabulous dinner that I found over at Claudia's cookeatfret, Chicken with Peanut Sesame Noodles.

It fit in perfectly with our new eating plan. Whole wheat noodles. Chicken. Just a touch of honey in the sauce.

I flipped open the dishwasher that I'd ran the night before.

Her: "Are these clean?"

Me: "Yep, ran 'em last night."

We each grabbed a bowl. Filled them with deliciousness and sat down for dinner. We oohed and ahhhed over the peanut sauce. My girl had cooked the chicken to perfection. It was just barely done and melted in my mouth.

It was by far the best dinner that I've cooked in a long time. And with very little effort. The sauce is a snap to whip up in the blender and coats the pasta perfectly.

We sit on the couch for a few minutes talking about how wonderful dinner was. We allow the dogs lick the tiny bits that were left in the bottom. We take our bowls to the kitchen.

She opens up the dishwasher.

Her: "These aren't CLEAN!"

Me: "Did you open the dishwasher again after I set it on delay last night?"

Silence as the reality sets in. Both of our mothers have told us not to let the dogs lick the bowls after dinner.

Now we know why.

38 comments:

Karen said...

They say a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. Does that help at all?

mackey said...

lol....that is funny. You know what would have made it even funnier? If you had company over for dinner too:)

I guess you could say that you are being environmentally conscious .....think of the water you saved by letting the dogs clean the dishes:)

Real Live Lesbian said...

Karen: As it turned out, they were my cereal bowls that the dogs DON'T lick. But it just as easily could have been licked!

Mackey: I wouldn't have to worry about my dinner parties being too crowded anymore! LOL

Brad said...

Sounds mighty tasty.

Hec, I sleep with my furkid, a little dog slobber never hurt anyone. A kiss from the pooch is always welcome.

Diva said...

Doh!

La Crabcuracha said...

EWW! First visit here, from skylers blogroll. . That was hilarious!!

Leighann said...

OMG whoops! LOL

SkylersDad said...

Reminds me of this old joke:
A man went to visit his 90 year old grandfather and while eating the breakfast of eggs and bacon prepared for him, he noticed a film-like substance on his plate. So he says, "Grandfather, are these plates clean?" His grandfather replies, "Those plates are as clean as cold water can get them, so go on and finish your meal." That afternoon, while eating the hamburgers his grandfather made for lunch, he noticed many little black specks around the edge of his plate so again he asked, "Grandfather are you sure these plates are clean?" Without looking up from his burger, the grandfather says, "I told you those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them, now don't ask me about it anymore." Well, later that day, they were on their way out to get dinner. As he was leaving the house, grandfather's dog who was lying on the floor started to growl and would not let him pass. "Grandfather, your dog won't let me out." Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching, his grandfather shouted, "Coldwater, get your ass out of the way!"

Akelamalu said...

Hello.... HELLO..... you're both still here I take it? ((wink))

~Deb said...

I don't think you have anything to worry about, but I'd freak out too a tad. Come on, there are people who literally let their dogs lick them right on the mouth.

You're fine! But it was very entertaining to say the least!

Em said...

HAHAHA! Oh no.

Jay said...

That would give me pause for a bit. But that does look very yummy!

RockDog said...

That looks like a great meal! I think I'd eat it off of a rhino's ass it looks so good!

Dianne said...

That looks like an amazing meal

My Grandmother used to say - usually when we dropped food and ate it anyway - "there's clean dirty and there's dirty dirty"

Your dishes were clean dirty :)

thanks for stopping by - I love your comments and always meant to check out your blog but well - life is so feakin' daily!

Lu' said...

HA! excellent. Hee hee hee. Anyone bark yet? Oh well. You let your critters kiss you don't you. Uhmm you just went a little further this time. Kinda like french kissing, your dog. Great story. Thanks for sharing :)

BTExpress said...

LMAO! That's okay, dogs lick you, so why not your bowls.

coopernicus said...

Looks awesome nonetheless!!!

Doc said...

My goodness! Sounds like my house. Dinner looks yummy, but what wine should I bring?

Doc

Tall Man Molly said...

Skylars Dad beat me to the Coldwater joke.......oh well.

Mike said...

You know what's funny?

Dog saliva doesn't bother me at ALL.

Human saliva grosses me right out.

ambergail77 said...

That's funny. Dinner looked very yummy. I added you to my blogroll. Stop by if you get a chance.

g-man said...

First Jay, now you! I'm hungry!

That looked good enough that even if I had known that the dogs licked it I'd still have eaten it. :)

buffalodickdy said...

They were "guy" clean.... That means no visible chunks of food dried on, and no odd odors from 12" or more away from the bowl or plate...

The Offended Blogger said...

Ewwwww!!!!! Now that is just plain nasty.

Funny as hell, but nasty nonetheless. I hope you learned a valuable lesson from this. :)

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

Egad!!

Actually, since my food stamps got cancelled I'm just sitting here drooling over the picture. I think I'll print it out, microwave it and eat it with chopsticks.

Biscuit said...

*snort* I have tears running down my face!

doggybloggy said...

looks like an excellent meal...but ewwww on the dog lick...

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Our dogs always rinse our dishes however we fully believe in using the old fashioned way of dish cleaning. Water, dish washing liquid and 4 hands, two for washing and 2 for drying. Much more reliable and you know what is and isn't clean :)

Jeff B said...

Grooooose!!!

Thanks for the teehee

The Daily Rant said...

Um, I don't know why that would really matter since you kiss Trace on the mouth ANYWAY!! LOL

tt said...

My belly laugh of the day!!! We've done that too which is why it tickled me I think...
Good gawd....that looks so scrumptious!!!! My tummy is growling now thank.you.very.much!!! :)

Hammer said...

That looks good. Reminds me of my favorite Thai dish.

elizabeth said...

LMAO... I feel guilty laughing at that but it's funny as hell.

bonnie said...

My dog's spit is so slippery slimy that I have to put licked dishes in the dishwasher. It is just too icky for me to think about. I kiss dogs on the lips all the time but I figure it's been at least five minutes since they ate horse poop. (Sorry)

Fortune Cookies said...

oh my god! I just spit coffee all over my keyboard! I hate to be the one to laugh at another's pain, but that was friggin' hilarious!

bonnie said...

I just read your suicide story. Before I read it I was going to tell you I like having you visit and I like having a real live lesbian to talk to. That feels like a pretty shallow comment now. You have such courage. I'm privileged that you visit my blog. Can I put you on my roll?

Aunt Jackie said...

Looks delicious, but shit happens sometimes... hahaha :)

Anndi said...

Secret ingredient? Special sauce? You know, that's NOT what they mean when they say "a bit of the hair of the dog"... just sayin'!

*gigglesnort*