Food used as dishes.
I am talking delicious broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl and fruit salad in a watermelon viking ship. Nothing says a cleaned plate like no more plate at all. Is there anything better than breaking off pieces of that taco salad tortilla bowl soaked in the residual awesomeness that has trickled to the base of your edible dish and infused its flavors into your once bland taco vessel? The ice cream cone is probably the king of edible dishes and for good reason. Sometimes I would rather scrape the towering two scoops off into a trash can and avoid the whole liking ice cream off of my elbows as it melts to enjoy the crunchy goodness of the cone. But alas, the cone only reaches it’s apex of cuisine once the ice cream has had the time to settle and fill every nook and cranny. Food as a dish makes me happy. Red bell peppers full of veggie dip, halved oranges full of sweet potato souffle, ground beef plates with hamburgers on top……wait. Food as a dish gives you a subtle assurance that once you are done with the thing you are eating, you don’t have to be done eating. That soup was good but this soup drenched bread bowl is the piece de resistance.
Little flashing lights.
If I dream about space it is because once the last light in my house is turned out for the night my bedroom looks like mission control for a shuttle launch. Two alarm clocks, multiple phone, ipad, camera, computer chargers, routers, monitors, etc. The list goes on and my wife and I often are up in the middle of the night turning things to face away from us or folding squares of paper to cover the lights. My favorite is hearing my wife ask “why did you move that chair?’ “What chair? I ask.” The desk chair that blocks the light from that usb thingy hanging out of the computer, you moved the chair about 3 inches and now the light is flashing right in my eyes while I try to fall asleep!” I hate to complain because I love technology (like a lot) and our household enjoys lots of conveniences and entertainment that technology brings but Jeez Oh Pete tech companies, you can design something that puts everything in the entire world in my pocket but we still have to have a little blinking green light waking us up at night?