1105. At a pinch
© Bruce Goodman 3 August 2017
Claudine McPherson came up with a plan. Now that her two children had started secondary school she had got herself a “proper” job. There simply wasn’t time to cook.
“There’s little time to cook every day,” said Claudine, “so we’re going to take turns: me, Dad, Sonia, and Benny.”
When it came to Benny’s turn to cook, he followed the recipe assiduously. It was ground meat, and mashed potatoes, and green beans. The recipe for the meat said “Add a pinch of cayenne pepper.”
“My word!” exclaimed Claudine. “That pinch of cayenne pepper does wonders!”
The next time Benny cooked he added a tablespoon of cayenne pepper to make it extra nice.