I think the winter months got first pick when it came to figuring out their traditional holiday
meals and delicacies. After a few family get-togethers featuring turkey and pumpkin pie, it's
hard not to feel a little let down when spring comes around and you have to be satisfied with
traditional Easter entrees like the peep.
Or, for that matter, today, when we celebrate Sinkful de Mayo. Unfortunately, the name alone
pretty well limits your culinary options.
I'm fortunate enough to have an all-mayonnaise cookbook on hand for occasions like
tonight. Cream-of-mayonnaise soup makes a quick-and-easy appetizer to lead up to an entree
like meatballs-in-mayo. I was feeling lazy, though, so I figured I'd go for the vegetarian version,
which is made by omitting the meatballs, leaving just the mayonnaise. You might think it's a
lot like the soup, but it's not--it's served on a plate, whereas the mayonnaise soup gets served
in a bowl. It's different.
Unless, I suppose, you have particularly bowlish plates or platish bowls. Then you pretty much have
to guess based on the order they're served in.
At least there's no such confusion when it comes to dessert; mayonnaise ice cream is a lot more
easily distinguished from the soup and entree because it's cold. The taste is still pretty similar,
but the temperature really does make all the difference.
Even if it does all end up in the same place anyway: the sink.
You see, I don't actually like mayonnaise. So it's just as well that this holiday comes only once a year. Maybe
I'll go hit a restaurant while I'm waiting for the last of the mayonnaise ice cream to thaw enough to make it down the drain.