26 Feb 2015

PEELING ONIONS

Letter : O


I really like onions especially roasted or cooked, and I love onion soup. The only trouble is you have to peel a lot of onions and that is really a catastrophe. As soon as I start peeling, I start to cry  like mourning women which are hired in Sicily to cry on a funeral. My make up is melting and I black waterfall is running over my cheeks, which makes me look like a sad clown.

I have tried everything to avoid this crying, putting cotton wool around my glasses, peeling under running water and all other tricks and tips which were given to me. Nothing to do I still cried.

Finally I found the solution ! I draped a long shawl around my head and over my nose found a pair of diving googles from my son and put it over my eyes. I looked terrifying and was scared of myself when I saw me in the mirror. Well equipped now I started peeling and it nearly worked, my eyes still burned a bit, but it was supportable.

One day the doorbell rang and completely forgetting my strange outfit, I went to the door and opened it. It was the postman with a registered letter. The poor man stepped back when he saw me and nearly got a heart attack. But then he burst out in laughter and asked me what I am doing.

I peel onions, I said !



This is also a solution !

Jenny Matlock


13 comments:

Maggie said...

I admire your perseverance, not sure that I love onions enough to go through all of that palaver.
bon appetite.

Andrew said...

When I used to cook a little, I would wear swimming goggles when peeling onions. They helped but there were still tears.

Linens and Royals said...

I don't like onions enough to bother with all that, but my trick is to peel onions with your mouth wide open. I haven't peeled an onion for so long I can't remember if that works or not.

Mara said...

I have heard that using a sharp knife will help a great deal. My knives are not that sharp and I will cry as well though.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have the same problem. The onion soup would be worth it though!

Loree said...

Haha, some people say that chewing gum helps. I think everyone hates peeling onions.

Deborah Weber said...

What a delightful story! And it's my firm believe that there rarely can be too many onions in things, so I'm always peeling and crying, peeling and crying.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

hahahah, good story. A helmet would work too, huh?
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wolfsongc said...

Mmmm!! I love a good onion soup, and dealing with the peeling is definitely worth it.
I can only imagine the surprise the postman had! :)

edenhills said...

How funny! As long as it works who cares what you look like.

Annesphamily said...

I am thinking you would be great fun to share some time with! LOL! I have tried many tips that failed me while cutting onions too! My hubby will help and he often gets very dramatic because I tease me with things "Ooh, look you are so happy to be married to me it brings tears to your eyes!" LOL! I think we owuld get along quite well. My oldest son loves French Onion soup. My mail man is a stick in the mud so he would never ring the bell but yours got a good laugh that day didn't he? Thanks for sharing and enjoy the week.

Anita said...

This is an amazing workable solution!!!
Great that the postman had a erason to smile & your tears were saved due to peeling onions! No tears anymore :) Yay!

Anita said...

*reason*