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The Missing Carrot Mystery

Last week I bought two carrots.  One for the chicken soup — which I used.  And one for the split pea soup, which I would like to use today, but cannot seem to find.  I know I didn’t use it for any other dish.

I’m thinking that my mate put it in that tasty salad he made for dinner the other night.  This is what happens when one person plans the menus, yet two people cook.  Still, it is the worst problem we’ve had to date, so I think I will accept it in good cheer.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. I dont like carrots in my pea soup anyway………just lots of onions!!! and plenty of pepper!! Then garnished with sour cream ! Have fun!! The island looks wonderful…..I hope to make it over soon. love ya, C

  2. Kellie gave me the Dave books to read a few years back…….very heavy, very very heavy. you’ll definately be ready for some lighthearted fiction (I advice against any pick by Oprah!!)
    xoxooxo C

  3. Well… in my honest opinion… THAT’s what ya GET for bein’ so chincy in the carrot department! Next time – buy the whole bag! They last a while! 😉

    And yea… if that’s the worst problem you and O.C. have – Hallelujia Baby!!!

  4. Silverneurotic — I am seriously leaning toward that explanation.

    Jackie — I have had very little problem adjusting to OC. I am not certain how well he is doing adjusting to me.

    Brooke — sure. A deer opened the door, entered the house, opened the fridge, opened the criper drawer, took only the carrot ignoring completely the letttuce and the corn on the cob. The rabbit helped him.

    Mumma — I agree.

    Caryl — I’ve never tried the sour cream thing in pea soup. And I followed all 3 Pilzer books with a Lilian Jackson Braun book, The Cat Who Came to Breakfast. I am currently reading, One For The Money, Janet Evanovich’s first Stephanie Plum novel. OC’s mom sent it to me and I am loving it so much I plan on finding the others.

    Melli — but the frige is small and I’m not much for carrots ….

    Pauline — this is what we’re learning. Neither of us have any idea where the second carrot went — perhaps Silver and
    Brooke are on to something ….

    Nessa — he swears he didn’t do it. Althought he does admit to being the reason the corn chips, salsa and sour cream is missing.

  5. Ohhh, you discovered the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich! I love this series. Came across them on my last flight to Vegas to vist you and have since read the whole series. I think each one is better than the last.

  6. Maybe it was a werecarrot, Quilly. Didn’t wish us to taste its wares. The grocer told me, next time you catch a werecarrot, tie it by the greens to the wire racks, and in the morning you will find a rutabaga.

    (I didn’t take it.)

  7. Polona — it also doesn’t a dinner ruin. The soup was soup without it.

    Doug — in fact, seems highly unlikely.

    Brooke — I am soon to embark on a internet search for the remaining titles.

    OC — well, it’s definately a where carrot.

    Kat — hmmmmmmmmm, I will take that into consideration.

  8. Quilly, of course, carrots can be hiding anywhere, (I assume you frisked O.C.) it’s the lost carats that would bring me to tears……..Judy

  9. Quilly, I can’t speak for OC, but I know my recipe and cooking decisions are based on “what’s in the house” not “what did I plan for last week”.

  10. Morgan — mine, too. But neither OC or I remember cooking with or eating that carrot. Weird. I think I must have accidently tossed it out when I cleaned up after putting all the chicken soup ingredients in the pot. I may have gone in the garbage with the onion skins and the clerey ends, rather then back into the fridge.

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