A-Z Challenge Day 12

Post 1652. Friday the 13th –  unlucky for some!



Rosey asked four of us to hers for lunch. We each contributed something. I made some pâté, Richard a spotted dick, Kline and Denise brought wine and cheese. Rosey was in charge of the main course.

“What’s cooking Rosey?” I asked.“It  smells good”

“A French concoction, ‘banky ranky boofy’ or something,” she said. “Hector gave me the recipe and a pot of his special ingredient. I’ve got to add just one teaspoonful  immediately before serving”

Hector teaches science and loves playing science-based practical jokes. That should have set my alarm bells ringing.

After we’d eaten my pâté, which was delicious by the way, Rosey went to the kitchen to get her creation.

Suddenly there was an enormous bang! She returned with most of the ‘boofy roofy stuffy’ adorning her apron.

“You did just use a teaspoon of the secret ingredient didn’t you?” I asked.

“Yes, of course,” said Rosey holding up a tablespoon.

Fortunately, she saw the funny side of it and started giggling. In no time we were all in hysterics.

I went to the battle-scarred kitchen to get some wine and spotted the recipe. It was headed  ‘Bombe Ragoût de Bœuf’. Even my schoolboy French told me it meant stewed beef bomb!

“Dobbiamo ordinare una pizza?” I asked the others in my best Italian.

“Yessa pleasa signora” said Rosey.


Tomorrow, M is for Mummy

Previous episodes – A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A1On this day last year, we fed the ducks on Amble Bay’s lake. To revisit click HERE. Don’t forget to bring some bread.

36 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 12

  1. Wolf of Words Apr 13, 2018 / 03:56

    I’m not a fan of practical jokes but I also respect people who have a sense of humor. It’s a balancing act.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2018 / 07:42

      Rosey loves a practical joke whether as the perpetrator or recipient! Thanks for dropping by.


  2. hilarymb Apr 13, 2018 / 04:00

    Hi Keith … it’s the mess … and I’m not sure Rosey takes care of that sort of thing … a glass of vino would be good for me!! Cheers Hilary

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  3. Varad Apr 13, 2018 / 05:34

    Another delightful dollop, Keith. I’m curious to know if Hector got something back for the Beef Bomb.

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  4. Moon Apr 13, 2018 / 06:40

    Hehehhe .
    I am glad pizza came to the rescue, yet again.
    Thanks for the laugh, Keith ( Sorry, Rosey) 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2018 / 17:55

      Has it really been that long? Amazing. I’ll be dropping by yours tomorrow


  5. Emily Bloomquist Apr 13, 2018 / 21:22

    Love Rosey’s faith in her friends, even Hector. She follows the recipe without really knowing what is going on in it. And that tablespoon – OOPS! Bigger boom than even Hector expected. LOL!

    Emily In Ecuador

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2018 / 22:06

      Hector only intended it be a loud pop! He should have known Rosey would get the amount wrong! Cheers Emily

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  6. Natasha Apr 14, 2018 / 15:30

    I want that pate recipe Keith 😀

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 14, 2018 / 15:44

      It’s quite complicated so concentrate.

      1. Go to the superstore and buy some pate
      2. Unload it into several small ramekins
      3. Pour melted butter on top.
      4. Add a bay leaf and chill.
      5. Pretend you made it yourself!

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      • Natasha Apr 14, 2018 / 15:57

        Keith you are hilarious. 🤣🤣 By the way I make some great Tuna pate’.

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  7. subroto Apr 18, 2018 / 11:46

    An excuse to eat out will do, though I draw the line at bombing the kitchen 🙂

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