Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm So Mad!

Every time I turn around someone is getting mad. Edgar Allan Poe is telling me at least once in each of his tales that someone has gone mad or the character says, that he hasn't gone mad. My son and I are still reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. In the Introduction, it speaks about how all the strange animals in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are mad. They aren't angry mad or crazy mad. But silly mad.
Finally! We have finally reached the chapter, 'A Mad Tea Party.' I have heard so much about 'A Mad Tea Party.' And now, my son and I are headed off to this famous tea party. So this is what I brought along. I made.......

Spinach quiche to bring along to the Mad Tea Party. I've never tried nor made spinach quiche before. I liked it. It was pretty good. Sorry fellow bloggers, you know how I hate writing up recipes. So again, your on your own. But you can find this good recipe in your basic 'Better Homes & Gardens, cookbook. =)
Also, I made some banana nut bread to take along with us to the Mad Tea Party. Again, you can find this delicious recipe in the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook.

Sorry about the crumbs. I hope Alice doesn't mind that we had our hands in this as well. I wanted to make a Pumpkin Bread as well, (again,I have never tried this or made it before) but I didn't want to be late for the Mad Tea Party. So I wasn't able to make the bread in time.
So we're off to the famous Mad Tea Party.....
So, when we arrived, there was this huge table. There were only three beings. March Hare, Hatter and Dormouse. Alice arrived, just before my son and I did.

March Hare offered Alice some wine, but there wasn't any. Strange wasn't it? The the Hatter insulted Alice by insinuating that she needed a hair cut. The nerve of him! Alice was doing good. She was sticking up for herself. She even told them how rude they were being. You go girl! Then they wanted to tell all of their silly riddles to Alice, in hopes to confuse her even more.....
The Hatter said, "Why, you might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see,!"

The March Hare added, "that I like what I get 'is the same thing as 'I get what I like'!"
Dormouse added his two cents in saying, "That I breathe when I sleep' is the same thing as 'I sleep when I breathe'!" Dormouse is so cute. He's always sleeping but he says that he isn't. Strange here in Wonderland.
Then the March Hare was going on and on about his watch until Alice was left completely puzzled. I have to admit, I was left a little puzzled myself. It reminded me of one of those Abbot and Costello comedy clips about who played on first, second and third base. I agree with Alice. Even though March Hare was speaking in English. It still was very difficult to understand. So my son and I just sat there without saying to much at that point. We were just listening in for the most part.
March Hare told Alice to have more tea. But Alice replied that she wasn't offered any so therefore she couldn't take more. Then March Hare said, "You mean you can't take less, it's very easy to take more than nothing." See the craziness in this? March Hare was being such a smart aleck!
Then March Hare and Hatter woke up Dormouse and told him to tell Alice a story. Alice just simply asked why the children lived in the well and Dormouse grew upset. Alice said that she would not interrupt again. So the story continued but, Alice couldn't help herself. I don't blame her. I wanted to know to...."But they were in the well," Alice stated.
Dormouse answered, "Of course they were. Well in." You see what crazy answers Dormouse gives? So confusing. Who could possible follow such a funny tale.
At this point Alice says that she is much confused. Then the Hatter tells her that she shouldn't talk then. Can you believe this guy! The nerve of him. Well Alice just had about enough of their rudeness. And I can't say that I blame her. Poor Alice. She got up and walked away in complete disgust. She looked back once or twice. She was hoping they would call for her but they didn't. When Alice looked back, March Hare and Hatter were dunking Dormouse into the teapot.

Probably from stopping him from falling asleep all the time. So my son and I got up and ran after Alice. "Alice wait up! We're coming with you!" Alice had told my son and I that this tea party was the stupidest tea party that she had ever gone to in her whole life! As we walked, there was a peculiar door on a tree. We went inside which led us down a long hallway. Alice had seen the glass table with the key on it. This time she nibbled on the mushroom that she had gotten previously and shrunk to be a foot tall. Can you believe it?! Then she said she was finally small enough to go through the little door that led into the garden. We told her to tell us what it was like beyond the small door. We heard her say that the flowerbeds were really bright and that there were cool fountains, before the door closed.
So my son and I have since returned from the Mad Tea Party that we had gone to over the weekend. It was complete madness. Mad I tell you! Mad!
Before my blog gets to mad, I'm signing off.......from Peek-A-Boo Street!


  1. What a great post. The food looked delicious. I make pumpking bread ever christmas and I know if you would back it you would like it. Have a great day.

  2. Anonymous9/28/2009

    Anne thank you so much for taking us along to the tea party. It was so interesing meeting all of those crazy characters! The food looks absolutely delicious. Yummy! I just love all of the things you have done with your blog. ii's so pretty and festive. Happy autumn! Today was truly a fall day....

  3. How fallish and festive your blog looks. It was nice of you to attend the tea party with Alice it's always nice to have another girlfriend along. Thanks for sharing it was delightful.

  4. I too am not ready to let go of summer! I am fighting it!
    Although its 53 here today and windy and rainy and dreary I am thinking summery thouhgts! :-)

    Ouuuuu I am on my way over....I loooooooooooove quiche! Any kind of quiche!
    I can't find many restaurants that make it.....Guess I had better get out my Betty Crocker and have her teach me! Did it taste as good as it looks?
    My mouth is watering!



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