Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lost in Translation

Kyle: What are we having for dinner?
Kourtney: Oh its this new recipe I got!  Its hamburger patties and a gravy-like sauce over mashed potatoes.
Kyle: So what do you do with the hamburger?
Kourtney: I make the hamburger into patties, make the sauce with the hamburger, and then we put it all over mashed potatoes.
Kyle: Ok so we're just having mashed potatoes and gravy?
Kourtney: No, with hamburger patties.
Kyle: So... what do you do with the hamburger?
Kourtney: I make the hamburger into patties.  I make the sauce with the hamburger.  Then, we put it all over the mashed potatoes and eat it.
Kyle: (puzzled look)
Kourtney: The hamburger turns into patties.  I make the sauce in the same pan as the hamburger patties.  And then I make mashed potatoes. The hamburger and sauce go over the mashed potatoes.
(brief silence)
Kyle: Oh!  So you're making the hamburger into patties?

I later learned that the reason behind Kyle's puzzlement was that he thought I was making gravy like his mom does, by breaking up the hamburger in the sauce, and he thought we were just having mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner.  Which is basically how it turned out in the end.

Yum!

Also, this conversation still makes me laugh.

2 comments:

Abby and Jason said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA I love it!

Jane Doe . . . Smith said...

that is freaking funny!! Sounds like a conversation that would happen in our house! (zane)